Here’s a new bonus track we’ve added to the album ネオン列車の風景 Neon Train Landscapes – our version of a traditional shima uta (island song) from 沖縄 (Okinawa).
Dave Black – sanshin, harmonica, field recordings
Nat da Hatt – acoustic & electric guitars, electronics
Cylvi Manthyng – shakuhachi
As you can hear, the music of Okinawa is quite distinct from that of mainland Japan.
These recordings were made on my first visit to Japan in 2007, on a side-trip while living in South Korea.
I subsequently lived in Okinawa in 2011–2012, and travelled further around Kyushu and Honshu.