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Mondo Head

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All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
Produced by world music scholar and former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart, Mondo Head documents a series of performances by Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo. Recorded in California and Japan across the spring and summer of 2001, the album features an airy reproduction of Kodo's massive sound. Though taiko music is comprised predominantly of percussion instruments, Kodo's sound is filled with the organic sounds of flutes, bells, and human voices. The result is a lushly dense melodic tangle that works in and around the meticulously marked beats, inseparable from the rhythm in places. The music is disciplined and energetic though, at times, seems far removed from the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
Produced by world music scholar and former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart, Mondo Head documents a series of performances by Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo. Recorded in California and Japan across the spring and summer of 2001, the album features an airy reproduction of Kodo's massive sound. Though taiko music is comprised predominantly of percussion instruments, Kodo's sound is filled with the organic sounds of flutes, bells, and human voices. The result is a lushly dense melodic tangle that works in and around the meticulously marked beats, inseparable from the rhythm in places. The music is disciplined and energetic though, at times, seems far removed from the force-of-nature power the band is attempting to achieve. In places, the music sounds positively Westernized, with smooth vocal chants on the opening "Berimabu Jam" and "Maracatü," as well as with the puzzling addition of blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite on "Echo Bells." Musselwhite's contribution fits surprisingly well in places, but often sounds like Howard Levy's lite work with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • UPC: 766925611126
  • Catalog Number: 56111
  • Sales rank: 114,075

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Berimbau Jam (3:31)
  2. 2 Sange (3:30)
  3. 3 Okesa Prayer (6:45)
  4. 4 Wataru (2:44)
  5. 5 Maracatú (5:14)
  6. 6 Psychopomp (3:25)
  7. 7 Daraijin (6:35)
  8. 8 Oya y Ogun (4:16)
  9. 9 Echo Bells (5:17)
  10. 10 Kashira (4:04)
  11. 11 Ektal (7:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kodo Primary Artist, Percussion, Cymbals, Gong, Vocals, Background Vocals, Whistle (Instrument), Hand Clapping, Agogo, Hirado-o-daiko, Okedo-daiko, Uchiwa-daiko, shamisen, Wood Block, taiko, Shinobue, Rattles, Daiko Drum, Clappers, Shime Taiko, Hyoshigi, Jangara
Charlie Musselwhite Harmonica
Linda Tillery Voices
Mickey Hart Percussion, Drums, Gong, Bells, Hand Clapping, Pan Flute/Pan Pipes, Agogo, Jegog, talking drum, Water Gong, Breathing
Giovanni Hidalgo Conga, Hand Clapping, Agogo, Cajon, Shaker
Airto Moreira Percussion, Drums, Voices, Berimbau, Hand Clapping, Caxixi, Agogo
Joey Blake Voices
Bobi Céspedes Voices
The Gyuto Tantric Choir Bells, Chant, Ngoma, Damaru Human Skull Drums, Rolmo
Zakir Hussain Tabla, Duggis, Taragat
Nengue Hernandez Voices
Michael Hinton Gong, Bells, Claves, Shaker
Arto Tuncboyaciyan Vocals
Vikku Vinayakram Ghatam
Ryutaro Kaneko taiko
Yokoi Fujimoto Vocals
Azam Ali Voices
Rhonda Benin Voices
Greg Ellis Hammered Dulcimer, Udu
Technical Credits
Mickey Hart Sound Effects, Producer, Liner Notes, beats
Airto Moreira Sound Effects
Tom Flye Engineer, Mastering
Arto Tuncboyaciyan Sound Effects, Contributor
Elichi Saito Contributor
Takeshi Arai Contributor
Ryutaro Kaneko Music Direction
Tetsuro Naito Contributor
Akira Nanjo Contributor
Motofumi Yamaguchi Contributor
Kaoru Watanabe Contributor
Yoshikazu Fujimoto Contributor
Hideyukii Saito Contributor
Tsubasa Hori Contributor
Kazuki Imagai Contributor
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