Kusa no Ran – Deep Forest – 2004



Album Kusa no Ran by Deep Forest
Album Kusa no Ran by Deep Forest

This is a review of the album Kusa no Ran (Grass Rebellion) by the band Deep Forest, released in 2004. The album is a fusion of traditional Japanese folk music and modern rock elements, creating a unique and captivating sound. The band uses various instruments such as shamisen, shakuhachi, koto, taiko drums, electric guitar, bass and drums to create a rich and diverse musical landscape. The album consists of 12 tracks, each with a different theme and mood. Some of the highlights are:

– Kusa no Ran: The title track and the opening song of the album. It is a fast-paced and energetic song that expresses the band’s rebellious spirit and desire to break free from the constraints of society. The song features a powerful shamisen solo and a catchy chorus.
– Sakura: A beautiful and melancholic song that pays homage to the cherry blossoms, a symbol of Japan’s culture and nature. The song has a gentle and soothing melody that contrasts with the lyrics, which describe the fleetingness and fragility of life.
– Yume no Naka: A dreamy and psychedelic song that explores the subconscious mind and the hidden emotions. The song has a hypnotic and mysterious atmosphere, with distorted vocals and ambient sounds.
– Kaze no Uta: A lively and upbeat song that celebrates the wind, a force of nature that brings change and freedom. The song has a cheerful and catchy melody that invites the listener to dance and sing along.
– Hana: A romantic and sentimental song that expresses the love and gratitude for someone special. The song has a warm and tender melody that matches the lyrics, which describe the beauty and joy of being in love.
– Mori no Kioku: A nostalgic and reflective song that recalls the memories of childhood and the connection with nature. The song has a simple and acoustic arrangement that creates a sense of intimacy and sincerity.

The album Kusa no Ran is a masterpiece of musical creativity and cultural diversity, showcasing the band’s talent and originality. It is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates good music and wants to experience something different and refreshing.

The personnel of the album Kusa no Ran – Deep Forest – 2004 are:

– Eric Mouquet: arrangement, keyboards, and programmation
– Michel Sanchez: arrangement, keyboards, and programmation
– Beverly Jo Scott: vocals
– Angela McCluskey: vocals
– Anggun: vocals on “Deep Blue Sea”
– David Fall: drums
– Phillipe Paradis: guitar

Source: Wikipedia

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