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Alder Grove was born in Japan in 1960. He had started to compose songs when he was 16 at a high school student.
During his University days, lots of folk songs were composed through his daily life. The songs 'Call from you (Kimi-kara-no-den-wa in Japansese)" was composed when one of his girl friends phoned to him due to broken heart, so he made a song to cheer up her by presenting the songs. Fortunately the song was appeared in a local radio program named Eleven Smash in Fukuoka RKB in Japan, in 1980. I would like to apology that the lyrics is written by Japanese, however I hope all of you listeners can feel that the song was composed for chearing up a friend by imaging the up tempo melody.
Actually Alder Grove composed lots of songs. Most of those songs are related with life, love, lost, some kind of way of thinking which can assist peoples life. The sound were afected by Japanese pops as well as folk songs that are typically represented by Takuro Yoshida, Kazuo Zaizu, Mariya Takeuchi ,Yumi Matsutoya and Motoharu Sano etc. Also, Kyouhei Tustumi, he was the most excellent Jpop composer of course give an influence in his composing songs.
I would say that the most musician who gave an impact to his music is definitely Bob Dylan.