Release date: January 18, 2004 | Chitei Records | Website

Jazz? Big band jazz? Experimental big band jazz? Experimental big band jazz from Japan? Cue the ‘Stop, my penis can only get so erect‘ meme from Archer, because this is some exciting stuff! Shibusashirazu Orchestra‘s Shibuboshi is a wild ride, but a genuinely enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Toni Meese

Alright, buckle up, folks, because we’re diving headfirst into the zany world of Shibusashirazu Orchestra and their album Shibuboshi. Picture this: you hit play, and suddenly it’s like you’ve crash-landed in a carnival run by jazz cats and funk fiends. It’s a riotous party, and you’re invited!

From the get-go, Shibuboshi throws you into a whirlwind of sound. It’s like being caught in a musical tornado, with horns blaring, drums pounding, and basslines bouncing off the walls. You’re dancing, you’re grooving, and you’re wondering if you’ve accidentally stumbled into Wonderland.

But hey, amidst the chaos, there’s a method to the madness. Shibusashirazu Orchestra isn’t just throwing random notes at the wall and seeing what sticks. No sir, they’re mad scientists of sound, blending jazz, funk, and a sprinkle of cosmic magic into a sonic potion that’ll have you bouncing off the walls.

Each track is a wild ride, a rollercoaster of musical twists and turns. One moment, you’re cruising down a funky boulevard with the windows down and the speakers blasting. The next, you’re lost in a smoky jazz club, where the saxophone wails like a lovesick ghost and the piano tinkles like raindrops on a tin roof.

And let’s talk about Daisuke Fuwa, the mastermind behind the madness. This guy conducts the chaos like nothing else. His baton is a magic wand, weaving spells of melody and rhythm that’ll have you tapping your toes and shaking your hips.

But amidst all the mayhem, there’s a sense of joy that’s impossible to ignore. Shibuboshi is like a big, messy party where everyone’s welcome, from the jazz aficionado to the casual listener who just wants to have a good time. It’s infectious, it’s irresistible, and it’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear.

So, strap in and get ready for a ride. Shibuboshi isn’t just an album—it’s an adventure. A journey through the weird and wonderful world of Shibusashirazu Orchestra. And who knows? By the time the final notes fade away, you might just find yourself a little bit changed, a little bit wiser, and a whole lot funkier.

Dominik Böhmer

Dominik Böhmer

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