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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Musea
  • ASIN: B00004VNHU
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,060,374 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

KENSO is without any doubt the most famous nippon Progressive jazz-rock band: it has built its reputation on an innate gift and an uncommon virtuosity of its musicians obviously evoking BRAND X. From time to time, our ears of experienced melomaniacs can also be cherished by reminiscences of the Canterbury school. The virtuosity, the inventiveness and the great sense of melody give the music of KENSO a great fineness and an unreached wealth. The ""In The West"" album is a selection from one of their best live performances recorded in 1997. Most of the boldness tracks which dotted an already well carried out career. ""Esoptron"" (1999) is their first studio recording within eight years. The least we can say is that it was worth the wait ! Can't you imagine the LED ZEPPELIN roughness meeting the WEATHER REPORT finesse ? No ? Then listen to this masterpiece !

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Sly on July 8, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Kenso is a smoking all instrumental fusion prog rock outfit from Japan who have been around for more than a decade now. Led by guitarist extraordinaire Yoshihisa Shimizu the band has become one of the leading exports from Japan in the progressive rock world of late. I own three of the band's albums and I think this one is the weakest of them. One thing that I find very annoying is the recording itself is pretty bad. The album sounds like it was recorded in a tin can, and although I can usually overlook things like this, on "Esoptron" I find it particularly annoying. The material is all good to great, but I really enjoy the heavier approach that the band would move towards on more recent discs. This album is ok, but I think you would do better checking out either "Yume No Oka" or especially "Fabulis Mirabilibus De Bombycosi Scriptis" first.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EtherealCereal on September 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Kenso is a band out of Nippon Japan, led by a guitarist who is also an M.D. Starting with the first track 'Kojinteki Kikyu', the band takes off into a blazing instrumental, showing that they can hold their own with prog-metal stalwarts Dream Theater and Rush. The rest of the CD is mellow songs mixed with hard rocking fusion. Unfortuinately, most of the instruments are hard to tell apart on this CD, as the sound mix is mediocre at best. The songs sound like someone put a microphone in the middle of the room with no regard for what instrument was soloing at the present time. Hopefully, in the future, someone will remaster this CD so you can get the best out of it. Until then, buy only if you're a Kenso completist.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim Hackner on May 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
When I ordered this CD, I expected the usual immaculate playing and production from this band (I have all their other CDs, and I recently saw them at Progfest 2000). Unfortunately, what this CD consists of is terrible compositions (except for maybe 1 or 2 tunes... the opening track is absolute garbage) that sound like they were recorded in mud (or someone's garage). This ranks right up there with Genesis's ABACAB as one of the biggest musical dissapointments of my life.
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