Thursday, October 28, 2010

Special Pianos

→Pia-no-jaC← is one of the most interesting musical duos I've ever encountered. The first thing you'll notice about these two is the odd instrument that musician Hiro is playing. It's called a cajón, a Peruvian box shaped percussion instrument. The name Pia-no-jaC is actually a combination of the only two instruments they use, Pia-no, and no-jaC (cajón backwards). The piano play is very swift and jazzy, and makes for very energetic music when accompanied with the crisp and minimal sound of the cajón.

Special Others is a jam rock / jazz band from Yokohama, Japan. They blend improvised jazz and post-rock influences to create a modern style of jazz that is popular with younger club scene fans. Their use of vocals is very minimal, so Special Others is mostly an instrumental band. Really fun band to watch and listen to, which is exemplified in this PV.

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  1. Special Others seem pretty interesting, I'll check them out. Those silly elephants!

  2. Both bands were great! I liked the song by Special Others quite a bit.

  3. I liked both bands. I'll have to check them out further.

  4. Were those elephants guys in an elephant costume?

    Great music. I love all of your posts.

  5. Yeah I would assume so.

    Thanks for the comments~

  6. Both bands were great.
    I loved →Pia-no-jaC←. It was pure piano ear candy.

  7. I watched a street performance where one guy was playing the cajon, I never realised it was an actual instrument.

    Now that's some good listenin' right here.