Was saving this artist for top of page status rather than hide him among a massive post.
I came across Koji Tamaki when looking at FujiFilm X100 videos on YouTube some time ago. Someone uploaded a collage of B&W photography and accompanied it with some Koji tracks. Haven’t bought any of his CD’s yet, but I will so so just as soon as I’ve narrowed down the right albums.
Anyway, I like this stuff for when “loud” isn’t wanted - I like it as relaxation music. A lot of his work has a sort of Jazz feel about it, but to be honest, I’m not entirely sure what genre some of it falls under. As well as the tracks themselves, what I really like about him is his vocal, seems really “pleasant” if you know what I mean. It’s not often I listen to male Japanese singers, they’re usually female, so I think it’s fair to say there’s a special quality to his vocal.
Here’s some Koji Tamaki for y’all:
End Of Summer Harmony: