Sounds Like: Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Tatsuro Yamashita, Kool & the Gang, Herbie Hancock
History:Koota Tanimura a Japanese composer who had 3 solo albums, began to act as physical band with some friends around 2009.First, it was instrumental music just like early Mothers or 80's Miles or some easy listening.
And he had thought the band needs vocalist to play more common and pleasant ...See Full Bio
“Nekozurashi's "Ahostractions" is an album that breaks new ground for us, whilst we have reviewed jazz albums before, this is the first time we've reviewed Japanese Jazz or, indeed, to my recollection, any album from a Japanese band. Nekozurashi, has been quite kind to us, the opening track, "New Fast Car" is an instrumental with an English title and horns that are at times reminiscent of incidental music on the Pink Panther. It's a mellow song that really allows you to settle into the album. By no means is the whole album instrumental and when it's sung, it's sung in Japanese, which when you first hear it takes a little while to settle in. That's not entirely a lack of familiarity with the language, it's also something that's enhanced by the music itself having recognisable reference points. "Gomi", for example, adds in touches of Presleyesque rock and roll. In fact most of the references are far more Western than most of the Japanese music I've listened to in the past which, hands”