Friday, October 3, 2008

Ino not Eno

For those who might have missed out on Ino Hidefumi, here's your chance to catch up.
The first record I ever heard was his "Spartacus" 7", which is a favorite song of mine (check Gabor Szabo and Yusef Lateef's version). He's since released other 45's plus a full length LP (Satisfaction) and he just dropped a new album, Living Message. Dude's formula is simple - Rhodes + dirty ass drums = beautiful music. You'll like it too.

Ino Hidefumi - Spartacus
Ino Hidefumi - Just the Two of Us


ejnord said...

all versions of spartacus rule!!!

anasarca said...

Spartacus is one of my favorite songs as well. The Terry Callier version always gets me! I'm still buggin out on your Clutchy Hopkins tale. True story? Hope is well with you and the fam. I've been paying a little too much attention to the election, starting a new job, and enjoying the beginning of Fall.

Anonymous said...

hey man, I just came across your post and loving it. I have your album but your posting here are evry inciteful. I just wanted to commented on the above album by japanese artist. I lived in Japan for 2 years and I am telling, it's a music lovers paradise. I picked up this dudes cd by chance a few years ago.. I heard it in store and I was like what is that? It had this piano and just wicked drums. I got it immediately. It is amongst one of my most treasured cds. I wish this was introduced to the world, this guy is truly unique....glad u r up on this.

I will anyone who loves music...take a trip to Japan...u will go crazy and broke....