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Yoshida Brothers — Storm
Album: Yoshida Brothers
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 2183









Released: 2003
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Bond, James Bond.
 jamesshoemark wrote:
Rag heads in my local mosque kitchen would love this
 
I'm sure you could have used a more appropriate term other than "Rag heads"{#Arghhh}
Rag heads in my local mosque kitchen would love this
New meaning for the phrase "Japanese noodles".
 lizardking wrote:
@ziggytrix...THANKS for the great share....really enjoying this less bouncy Japanese music!! ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫


 
I am a fan of this track, it's an 8 on my end, and agree with a lot of the recent comments (sounds like video game music to me too) Long Live RP!!
this song remembers me playing wipeout
I could so imagine this as the music to a fight scene or a chase scene in an action movie
Mind blowing
sA-WeEEt string moves worthy of Beck, Fleck, Page and Clapton.
This is unexpected and why I listen.
Got me Kung Fu Dancing around my kitchen!
Heard the Vapors "Turning Japanese" and shortly there after hit the PSD  button and end up here.    Maybe Bill should program the 2 songs together.
 PeterMC3 wrote:
Showing the lack of imagination they are famous for.
 

I could see reasons why some folks may not like this but I wouldn't consider a lack of imagination to be one of those reasons.
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Everyone in my yurt loves this song!
 
LOL    Ya know, for what it's worth, everyone on the boards owe Romeo for this meme -and Romeo owes the posters for making it a meme.  
I like it a lot. The song? I think I like it too.
 ziggytrix wrote:
If you like this song but wish is had a more chill electronica fusion, check out DJ Krush (ft. Shinichi Kinoshita) - Beyond Raging Waves. Beautiful shamisen playing but with a more of a downtempo/hip groove compared to Yoshida Bros bouncy dancefloor track. For some reason I always think it is Yoshida Bros when it comes on Pandora, I guess because the shamisen is so up front in the mix, but it's unmistakably Krush's production.

  @ziggytrix...THANKS for the great share....really enjoying this less bouncy Japanese music!! ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫


crash bandicoot...anyone? anyone?
If you like this song but wish is had a more chill electronica fusion, check out DJ Krush (ft. Shinichi Kinoshita) - Beyond Raging Waves. Beautiful shamisen playing but with a more of a downtempo/hip groove compared to Yoshida Bros bouncy dancefloor track. For some reason I always think it is Yoshida Bros when it comes on Pandora, I guess because the shamisen is so up front in the mix, but it's unmistakably Krush's production.
muzak
TOKYO hillbillies. Yo bros ROCK. Don't need no stinkin frets. I LOVE their music.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
This is where my DAB radio lets me down.  No PSD.

 

How can you not like that?
Oh Yeah.
This is where my DAB radio lets me down.  No PSD.
Drivel
GOOD...  I like it lots - might just do some break dancing to this in the piggery
 JDoonan wrote:
At some point I shifted from imagining driving a moped through a small village in Asia to playing Crash Bandicoot...

 
I imagine this as the soundtrack to a documentary of people walking on hot coals.
Thanks RP for turning me onto this way back when.
 PeterMC3 wrote:
Showing the lack of imagination they are famous for.

 
..and here I find the fusion of instruments from the far east combined with (what amounts to) blues riffs refreshing :)

But I hear you; it might not be fore everyone.
A note was pinned on popeyes bib. It read 'Storm ready/''
Showing the lack of imagination they are famous for.
At some point I shifted from imagining driving a moped through a small village in Asia to playing Crash Bandicoot...
 NevDavey wrote:
Bit irritating, doesn't really take me anywhere or move my feet. 

 
Funny how that works. How enjoyed every bit of it. Puts me in a contemplating mood.

Cheers. {#Cheers}
Bit irritating, doesn't really take me anywhere or move my feet. 
It's not for everyone, but if you like hearing the shamisen in unexpected places and enjoy a challenging listen, you might like Estradasphere.  Not only have I never heard the shamisen played that way, I have never heard a group of musicians half as versatile as Estradasphere - they played the gamut from Klezmer, jazz, metal, even the occasional chiptune.  Way too eclectic even for RP.

Anyway, this is an example of the wizardry that Kevin Kmetz, the shamisen player for Estradasphere, could do even jamming in an odd time signature and fast tempo:
Estradasphere - A Corporate Merger 
This is good stuff.  For about 30 seconds.
Chinese gling gling gling. Enjoyable 
Sounds a little like the Matrix soundtrack 
Jamming shamisen, Tsugaru-style.  Makes me wanna eat some oishii sashimi and guzzle ji-zake all night long, like I really miss now... 
bong bing bing bong bing bing bong bing over and over again with nothing else of interest (standard machine-generated baseline) doesn't make much of a good advert for this kind of music, does it? It's like playing the Laughing Gnome as representative of Bowie's music.
It just bad!  Not the good bad, the bad bad.

Headphones off! 
I like the startup perhaps I will make it my ring tone
Everyone in my yurt loves this song!
This goes pretty good with sushi. Go Sugi-san!!

 They are playing the shamisen, traditional Japanese stringed instrument...

Hannio wrote:



Speaking of which, I heard a traditional bluegrass song the other day that replaced the banjo with a sitar.  It worked really well.  Of course, I'm a sucker for anything with a sitar.

 


 rlr511 wrote:
This one is cool once in a while but lacks the depth I would like.
 
It sounds kinda show-offy today. Not sure it holds up under regular airing. 
 merrickw wrote:
This would blend nicely with Herbie Hancock's Rockit ...

 
That and the Baretta theme song. Keep your eye on the sparrow ...
 max_p wrote:
Cultural mash-up. see Sitar in 60's

 

Speaking of which, I heard a traditional bluegrass song the other day that replaced the banjo with a sitar.  It worked really well.  Of course, I'm a sucker for anything with a sitar.
 TerryS wrote:


Yes, indeed.

 
Or Yossou N'Dour (sp?) or someone else from N. Africa {#Whisper}


That's also a segue/mix suggestion Bill!
Bill, you have out done yourself, this is a great mix
 Aural_not_Oral wrote:
Be interesting to hear Yoshida Brothers collaboration with the Shook Twins.

 

Yes, indeed.
Be interesting to hear Yoshida Brothers collaboration with the Shook Twins.
Cultural mash-up. see Sitar in 60's
Hai!
Love it!
This would blend nicely with Herbie Hancock's Rockit ...
Nothing against Japan but this is right up there with "Mr. Roboto" as one of all my all LEAST favorite things to listen to.  My earholes are cringing.  My senses reeling.  My stomach turning.  And I don't mean that in a good way.
Storm from the orient, nice, thanks.
This is making me feel sick{#Sorry}
Has anyone copied the various sound tracks from the old CD game "Silent Thunder"?  There are some very similar tracks therein.  The game itself is sort of sucky, but the music tracks (like those on "Commanche" and "Rednecks Revenge" are worth playing and including in any catalog.


 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
 jpfueler wrote:
why are my cats getting nervous?
 
From Wikipedia:
" The shamisens of professional players are often taut in cat skin, as it is more delicate and expensive. It is said that the best sound quality is produced from a shamisen bound in cat skin. In the past a special type of paper was used and recently various types of plastics are being tried. On the skin of some of the best shamisen, the position of the cat's nipples can still be seen.<2>"

Run kitty, run!
 
(~_^)
Interesting eastern tonal elements laid on a western progression and base. Nice bits here and there but not sure it works for me as a whole.
This is the background music you'll hear in a campy, Chinese cop show...where the cops are chasing the bad guys through alleys with 55 gallon drums are on fire!
Japanese James Bond Music.....Ya!
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:

From Wikipedia:
" The shamisens of professional players are often taut in cat skin, as it is more delicate and expensive. It is said that the best sound quality is produced from a shamisen bound in cat skin. In the past a special type of paper was used and recently various types of plastics are being tried. On the skin of some of the best shamisen, the position of the cat's nipples can still be seen.<2>"

Run kitty, run!
 
I'm not sure whether to laugh or shudder....


 mikec09 wrote:
LOVE the growing RP trend towards Middle-Eastern-inspired music!  Truly!
 
And in the case of this song, Far Eastern! {#Meditate}
 jpfueler wrote:
why are my cats getting nervous?
 
From Wikipedia:
" The shamisens of professional players are often taut in cat skin, as it is more delicate and expensive. It is said that the best sound quality is produced from a shamisen bound in cat skin. In the past a special type of paper was used and recently various types of plastics are being tried. On the skin of some of the best shamisen, the position of the cat's nipples can still be seen.<2>"

Run kitty, run!
 gatorade wrote:
We need tween ratings. Not an 8 yet for me, but for sure a hard 7.
 
I like that you say "yet"! It was a "5" for me when I first heard it. Up to a "7" today, and I may not be done yet! I like it when songs grow on you!

I find that I rarely take a song down from my initial rating (generally if I dislike it strongly that feeling holds firm), but very often — with songs that on first listen are generally likeable — either my taste or the feel of a particular song will develop over time and my rating goes up accordingly. Not always...but this one has potential!
..hearing it..enjoying it, mostly..  :P
 Dave_Mack wrote:

Yah, it's funny that this particular time I noticed that the bass was doing some cool stuff. It keeps the song from sounding too thin.
 
It's pretty well buried in the mix - turn it up, folks, if you want to hear it.
LOVE the growing RP trend towards Middle-Eastern-inspired music!  Truly!
painful
 GarageDragon wrote:
It's the bass undertones that carry it.  This song and my woofer are ready to get married.
 
Yah, it's funny that this particular time I noticed that the bass was doing some cool stuff. It keeps the song from sounding too thin.
 jpfueler wrote:
why are my cats getting nervous?
 
You're approaching them from behind with a blunt pencil? :o)
It's the bass undertones that carry it.  This song and my woofer are ready to get married.
why are my cats getting nervous?
Nice

Yoshida Kyodai sama, totsuzen taihen Nihon no iro iro ga sugoku natsukashii desu, yo!  Shikashi, koko kara kikitara mo ii desu...
Stompin' jamisen!  Rock it!
 netstv wrote:

LOL!  I am doing the same thing.. half way across the world.. isn't the internet great!?  Actually I'm in Makefile H**L!  
 
It is indeed. The nicest place for coders here, i met a lot yet {#Laughing}
 andiman wrote:
I'm dancing.

and coding at the same time :-)
 
LOL!  I am doing the same thing.. half way across the world.. isn't the internet great!?  Actually I'm in Makefile H**L!  

I'm dancing.

and coding at the same time :-)
How do I buy on I tunes?
Reallly good.
 Jelani wrote:
This is awesome.
If you don't agree, don't let me know. 
 
I agree Jelani. I'm thinking something like an 8.

Wow, this actually fits following Roundabout very nicely.

Yet another musician I would have never known about without RP.
This is certainly growing on me every time I hear it 6 —— > 7.
This is awesome.
If you don't agree, don't let me know. 
We need tween ratings. Not an 8 yet for me, but for sure a hard 7.
The simplicity of the rythm and the drive of the beat is captivating.
I do enjoy this one. I need the energy!
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
RP off.. this is so lame and over played.
 
Whew! Once a month!  {#Rolleyes}

I guess everything is relative....
RP off.. this is so lame and over played.
 modrakocka wrote:
Every time I hear the first notes of this song, I think I'm going to hear the theme to Battlestar Galactica.
 
You're right! Thought exactly that.

NMRK

This one is cool once in a while but lacks the depth I would like.
 mikexican wrote:
I want to get in a high speed car chase through the back streets of Tokyo.
 
{#Lol}

God help me, but I like this!{#Lol}
They're amazing. Bought the album when RP turned me onto Overland Blues.
I rather love this song!  Found myself tapping my foot, doing the subtle rock-out in my chair, and wondering why I only gave it an 8 the first time I heard it.  So - up to 9.  LOTS of talent in this group! {#Mrgreen}
Every time I hear the first notes of this song, I think I'm going to hear the theme to Battlestar Galactica. I really like this song, but always feel a little cheated.
dave, bill, whatever. gracias.

 
CasaE wrote:
cool. thanks bill. i can breath again. nice change of pace. love you guys to death but the heavy emphasis on classic rock gets me a little testy sometimes. love, peace, aloha and all that's good. 
 


cool. thanks bill. i can breath again. nice change of pace. love you guys to death but the heavy emphasis on classic rock gets me a little testy sometimes. love, peace, aloha and all that's good. 
 macbags wrote:
THIS ISN'T PARADISEEEE,  I WANT MY MONEY BACK!   5
 
I looked at your song comments, and you're pretty obnoxious.  And for the thirtieth time, you AREN'T getting your money back. {#Lol}

This song gets 8, with potential for 10.  Very appropriate title for what's happening in Japan. {#Group-hug}
 juanrico wrote:
Solidarity with Japan...
 
Amen

Solidarity with Japan...
Appropriate title these days.....

Are these guys the Japanese Chemical Brothers equivalent? Great tune! {#Drummer}
 AcquaCow wrote:
I got to photograph the Yoshida Brothers live @ Otakon 2010...was a great show.

I have some high-res up if anyone is interested:

https://dave.oc7.org/formike/David%20Wujcik%20-%20Yoshida%20Brothers/

— Dave

 
{#Yell} These are really nice!!
Thanks, Dave! {#Wave}

 whtahtefcuk wrote:
OK Folks... its over... how many times must we hear this one...

Kinda cool the first 50 times... after that it losses it flair.
 
I'll enjoy the next 45 plays, then :o). This is feckin' excellent, from the opening big sound and spine-tingling voice right through to the end. Pretty evocative, too - it sounds like a storm building and breaking. Up to 9 from the Nottingham jury.


 rtrudeau wrote:


If a post contains poor grammar, it's probably an idiotic post anyway. It's funny how that works out, itsn't it?
 
Bit harsh, yes? Especially considering you misspelled "isn't" {#Eh}.
{#Lol}{#Lol}{#Lol}


THIS ISN'T PARADISEEEE,  I WANT MY MONEY BACK!   5
I got to photograph the Yoshida Brothers live @ Otakon 2010...was a great show.

I have some high-res up if anyone is interested:

https://dave.oc7.org/formike/David%20Wujcik%20-%20Yoshida%20Brothers/

— Dave

This morning.... 8>9.
Nice piece, but can we hear something else from this album.
I love every time I hear this on RP. Actually the only place I ever hear it.
More obscure infectious brilliance from RP ~ the Source for All Good Music.
Well yeah, pretty awesome, and every time I hear it I like it more.........
 mikexican wrote:
I want to get in a high speed car chase through the back streets of Tokyo.
 

I want to put one in a film. With this tune in the background. {#Motor}
Never heared this before! Very cool! I give this a 9 and i dont give much 9s!!
 coolpeople_rule wrote:


Thank GOODNESS it's only number 48 for me...whew!!!!

(Could cite the grammar at the end, but we'll let 'er pass...this time ;)
 

If a post contains poor grammar, it's probably an idiotic post anyway. It's funny how that works out, itsn't it?

Yoshida Brothers 014. by =GermanCityGirl

Photographed at the Triple Door, Seattle, Washington.


I want to get in a high speed car chase through the back streets of Tokyo.