Japan - Full Moon 33 - 06/28/99
Jungle + Hell
Ritsu, the post-modern Goddess of Electric Violin, will probably never
become your favourite CD and will probably never see the hind-site of the
top-10 charts ... But, somehow, I do not think that she cares to entertain
"In her hotpink electric violin and deconstructed kimonos combined with
haunting gypsy melodies [and an abundant sprinkle of Classical music, the
Blues, Japanese folk tunes and Metal rock], and urban beats Ritsu redefines
an old instrument's role in the modern world".
She is an artistic nut that constructs and deconstructs the music using
the bow of her violin as scalpel and suture. In this deconstruction of
sounds she creates a new beauty that is rare, attractive, raw, untameable
and gloomily unique. This is not music for the weak, conformist pop-head
couch potato. This is avant-garde stuff for the lovers of adventure and
mental stimulation. Two extremely exciting CD's.
Copyright © 1999 Stavros Moschopoulos