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Satoko Fujii: Indication

Indication is Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii’s second release in the U.S. It is a solo piano outing and affords the listener ample opportunity to hear Fujii’s minimalist style, her use of space and silence. Six of the nine songs are composed by Fujii. The opener, “Itsuki no Komoriuta,” is a traditional Japanese folk song given a modern interpretation. Fujii’s intros are stately and her approach frequently meditative, as on “Come Spring” and “Vague.” She can also startle, though, with sudden, unpredictable changes, as on the tune “210.” “Tsuki no sabaku” is full of a suspense one associates with movie soundtracks.

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