Motohiko Hamase/Notes of Forestry
Explore the Many Shades of Green
The third album by bassist/composer Motohiko Hamase searches for new frontiers of natural expression. Using computers to craft his compositions, Hamase accompanies his provacative yet gentle bass playing with the streaming piano of Satsuki Shibano and the subtle dynamics of percussionist Yasunori Yamaguchi. Like a vast painted landscape, Hamase's insightful instrumental pieces echo his conviction, that "there is always more music than words in a musician."