23 Nov 2006, 09:27
Here's a Link to a review of my CD in Japan: http://www.applejam-mojoroux.com/cd/patcarr.html
A couple of (loosely) translated excerpts:
"...the element of degree of good impression up large."
"With especially... straight blues #3, Mean Streak, the sound making of the British blues wind of the sixties is impressive."
"...as for the #1, Put Yourself In My Place and the #7, A New Way of Thinking, (the element) has appeared sufficiently also being able to call, you feel that it is the person."
beautiful by being understated, or by being precisely what it was meant to be and not elaborated upon. Essentially, the aesthetic ideal of shibumi seeks out events, performances, people or objects that are beautiful in a direct and simple way, without being flashy.
Expert singers, actors, potters, and artists of all other sorts were often said to be shibui; their expertise caused them to do things beautifully without making them excessive or gaudy.