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Mother of Pearl

Crossing the border between world music, jazz and rock through the Silk Road

01. Gipsy

Lute, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, frame drum
The rhythm is 9/8 time in irregular beat (4-3-2). It’s the typical rhythm of Roman Havasi, turkish gipsy. You find many videos of it in Youtube.

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  1. Gipsy Naochika Sogabe 4:43

02. Mother of Pearl

3x Oud, electric guitar, frame drum and strings

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  1. Mother of Pearl Naochika Sogabe 6:05

04. Inori – Prayer

Baroque lute solo
With prelude in half tone step
I made this piece for the understanding between various religions.

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  1. Inori-Prayer Naochika Sogabe 4:35

05. Uzume (Goddess of Dance)

Heavy Metal with lute, oud, electric guitar, electric bass, frame drum, Tibetan zimbel, synthesizer
Uzume is a goddess in Shinto, Japanese traditional religion.
Once the sun goddess Ameterasu (Yes, the most important god for Japanese is FEMALE.) was angry and hide in the cave and the world became dark. Uzume danced before the cave. Amaterasu became curious and came out from the cave. So the world got the light again.

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  1. Uzume (Goddess of Dance) Naochika Sogabe 4:33

06. Morning Star

Lute, electric guitar and synthesizer

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  1. Morning Star Naochika Sogabe 4:27

07. Isis

Lute, electric guitar, electric bass, drums and strings
I wrote it in 8/8 time (3-3-2) in the first half, then 10/8 (3-3-4) to the end. I made the soli of oud and guitar like a dialogue.

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  1. Isis Naochika Sogabe 4:32

08. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Lute, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, frame drums, strings

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  1. Hanging Gardens of Babylon Naochika Sogabe 4:01

09. Roses

Slow-metal with oud, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, frame drum, bell, strings
“Rose” is the ornements at the sound hole of oud and lute.

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  1. Roses Naochika Sogabe 4:57

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Endless Azure

Endless Azure

Musical paintings of the nature and the special place

01. Endless Azure

Minimal music with lute and nature sound
Minimal music in 7/8 time

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  1. Endless Azure Naochika Sogabe 5:15

02 Fairy Tale Forest

Lute solo in medieval scale

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  1. Fairy Tale Forest Naochika Sogabe 5:10

03 Soleil en Provence

Minimal music with lute and nature sound
The nature sound is the singing of cicadas in Provence. I recorded it near Avignon.

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  1. Soleil en Provence Naochika Sogabe 3:37

04 Red Sand and Wind

3x Oud, frame drum, synthesizer

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  1. Red Sand and Wind Naochika Sogabe 6:16

05 Bazaar

Oud duo and frame drum
I made this track after the impression of the market “Jemaa el-Fnaa” in Marrakesh/Morocco

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  1. Bazaar Naochika Sogabe 3:58

06 Falling Leaves

Lute solo in Japanese scale

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  1. Falling Leaves Naochika Sogabe 5:00

07 Dialogue with Birds

Lute and nature sound

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  1. Dialogue with Birds Naochika Sogabe 3:42

08 Promenade in the Snow Forest

Minimal music with Lute

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  1. Promenade in the Snow Forest Naochika Sogabe 5:54

09 In the Medieval Courtyard

Gallichon (lute in 19th century) and violin

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  1. In the Medieval Courtyard Naochika Sogabe 4:06

10 Ben Youssef Madrasa or Divine Silence

2x oud, frame drum
Ben Youssef Madrasa was a college in Marrakesh, Morocco. Now it is open as museum for public. When we visited it, we were alone – it was after a terror attack in Marrakesh. There was only divine silence in this large monument.
Link to Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Youssef_Madrasa

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  1. Ben Youssef Madrasa or Divine Naochika Sogabe 5:58

11 White Cliffs Sunset

Lute, electric bass and synthesizer
I wrote it after the trip in Provence/France

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  1. White Cliffs Sunset Naochika Sogabe 5:20

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Les Deax Reines

Please enjoy the voyage of lute and oud…

01 L’Invitation à l’Errance

Gallichon (lute in 19th century) solo in 7/8 time

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  1. LInvitation a lErrance Naochika Sogabe 6:07

02 The Wind of Incertitude

Oud trio, frame drum, Tibetan zimbel

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  1. The Wind of Incertitude Naochika Sogabe 6:48

03 Passacaille

Lute Solo

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  1. Passacaille Naochika Sogabe 5:17

04 Notre-Dame Rediscovered

3x Oud
I composed in the style of Notre-Dame School in the 12th Century in Paris/France. About the Notre-Dame school please look Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-Dame_school

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  1. Notre-Dame Rediscovered Naochika Sogabe 5:43

05 Hymne à la Beauté

7string electric guitar solo
“Hymne à la Beauté” is a poet of Charles Baudelaire. Here is a part of the poem:
What difference, then, from heaven or from hell,
O Beauty, monstrous in simplicity?
If eye, smile, step can open me the way
To find unknown, sublime infinity?

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  1. Hymne a la Beaute Naochika Sogabe 4:55

06 Milonga à la Frontière

Lute solo
Milonga is a music form of Argentine tango. I wrote it in slow tempo.

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  1. Milonga a la Frontiere Naochika Sogabe 4:41

07 La Conteuse

Oud and frame drum

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  1. La Conteuse Naochika Sogabe 5:40

08 In the Heart of the Riad (album version)

Oud and frame drum
Riad is a traditional house with beautiful patio in Morroco. As tourist, you can stay in it.

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  1. In the Heart of Riad Naochika Sogabe 7:27

09 Le Dodo

Lute solo
Inspired by the harpsichord music of François Couperin (1668-1733), organist at the court of Versaille, “Le Dodo, ou l’Amour au Berceau”, in which he utilised the popular French lullaby “Do-Do l’Enfant Do.

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  1. Le Dodo Naochika Sogabe 3:48

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The Troubadour and the Knight

The Troubadour and the Knight

Symphonic rock with flamenco guitar and lute

01 Preamble – Troubadour and the Knight

Flamenco guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, strings
Troubadour and Knight had opposite social function in the Middle Ages. But the most troubadours were even knights. They mastered two opposite skills.

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  1. Preamble – Troubadour and Knight Naochika Sogabe 5:20

02 The Last Trial

Lute, flemanco guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, strings

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  1. The Last Trial Naochika Sogabe 5:19

03 Lost Story (Fandango)

Flamenco guitar, hand percussion
Fandango, based on 3/4 time (but there are many variations).
I wrote this main theme when I was 16 years old.

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  1. Lost Story Naochika Sogabe 4:00

04 The Rite

Electric guitar, lute, electric bass, drums, strings
I composed this heavy metal track in 8 tone scale (that is to say one tone more than common scale) from the Russian classical music like Stravinsky, Khachaturian. This piece don’t have any harmonic structure. I made it homophonic like Renaissace music.

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  1. The Rite Naochika Sogabe 3:45

05 Iwakura (Tarantas)

Flamenco guitar solo
Tarantas (almost free rhythm). Iwakura is the town in Japan in which I grew up.

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  1. Iwakura Naochika Sogabe 6:10

06 Bulerias en Rondeau

Flamenco guitar, hand percussion
Bulerias is a very fast flamenco music in 12/8 time

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  1. Bulerias en Rondeau Naochika Sogabe 4:58

07 Illimitable

Lute, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, strings
The key changes very often, you could cross each border…

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  1. Illimitable Naochika Sogabe 4:55

08 Soleá – Sacrifice

Flamenco guitar solo
soleá – traditional flamenco in 12/8 time

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  1. Soleá – Sacrifice Naochika Sogabe 5:49

09 Sign of the Dream

Lute, flamenco guitar, synthesizer, hand percussion
I made it after the Haiku (short Japanese poen) of Basho (17th Century).
He stands on the green field, where took place brutal battle in the 12th Century. It’s a comfortable early summer, he can still feel the unfulfilled dreams of warriors…

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  1. Sign of the Dream Naochika Sogabe 5:28

10 Illimitable – acoustic verison

Lute solo

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  1. Illimitable – acoustic verison Naochika Sogabe 4:12

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Ryujin

My second album from 2006. I made my first album when I was 17. The first album is not available any more – and I don’t have the right to sell it… So this is my oldest album you can listen.

01 Promenade Tangueros

  1. Promenade Tangueros Naochika Sogabe 6:21

02 Ryujin

  1. Ryujin Naochika Sogabe 6:13

03 Recercare I

  1. Recercare I Naochika Sogabe 2:15

04 Recercare II

  1. Recercare II Naochika Sogabe 3:46

05 Realidad 1

  1. Realidad 1 Naochika Sogabe 2:00

06 Canon con Basso Ostinato

  1. Canon con Basso Ostinato Naochika Sogabe 4:40

07 la Marella

  1. La Marella Naochika Sogabe 3:41

08 Realidad 2

  1. Realidad 2 Naochika Sogabe 1:19

09 Taal Extravagant

  1. Taal Extravagant Naochika Sogabe 3:51

10 Wintersee

  1. Wintersee Naochika Sogabe 4:07

11 Tolerancia

  1. Tolerancia Naochika Sogabe 4:10

12 Not yet Forgotten

  1. Not yet Forgotten Naochika Sogabe 3:39

13 Saiki

  1. Saiki Naochika Sogabe 3:59

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