Inaba SHUJI: Yoenzange CD
"Perhaps this wispy history, built as much upon the shadow ground of myth, rumor and superstition as upon sun-kissed fact, accounts for the spooked air that animates Inaba's every breath.
The spirit of personal myth permeates too his lyrics, which at their most opaque seem to float through the mists of a timeless rural antiquity. Heard here in his natural element of a live concert (his previous two albums, Innen Kaho on Planktone and Land of Prayer on PSF were both studio recordings) we can hear true the spirit winds whistling through ancient cryptomeria groves, stirring the bark shingles on shrine roofs." Alan Cummings.