Masks brings traditional Japanese instruments into the modern musical arena. Blending traditional tempos and tunings while harmonizing with contemporary genres and instruments. It achieves this without losing the character, feel and beauty of these old instruments.
The “Angle of Grief” graced my Time Of Foreboding, revealing that the illusion of such Gifts that had so Entranced my life, were but Invisible Mirrors; which merely gave birth to Predators. Being nothing more than Sea Dragons of darkness and Spoken In Shadows; now that the Albatross Is Gone, the realization of being free at last. At the Edge Of Darkness I enter Into The Light, my spirit no longer constrained like Silence In Chains.
Concept ArtworkThroughout history mankind has plundered the resources of this planet; just because they could, just because of greed.
In the not so distant future, water will become the next endangered resource. Taken for granted by many, and fouled by the majority, 'clean' water is fast becoming scarce.
In this artwork a stone washing machine symbolizes mans outdated approach to cleaning; the oceans being used as the cesspit of the world. The Arctic skyline reminds us that natural purity and beauty once existed.
Out of sight out of mind, does not absolve us of our moral responsibilities.
Concept ArtworkUdo Shrine is a magical place. However it only gives up its secrets at certain times and to certain people.
In history many famous people, including,
AiSuIKouSaiHisaTaba and Takada Sokaku, to name just two, have been inspired and influenced in miraculous ways. For me, Udo opened a door. Not just any door, but more of a bridge between this world and another world. It was there that I heard a sound, a sound of music that was neither Western nor Eastern: something in-between.
Concept ArtworkThe blue forest disguises a hidden entrance to the pixie world. Stories tell of a time when pixies and mankind coexisted, a time when the world was very different. That was before mankind discovered the material world.