Dust and Sand by On Ensemble (CD)
Seeking to explore new realms for traditional Japanese drums, On Ensemble incorporates its members' varied musical influences into unique and provacative performances. The ensemble's young artists have studied and performed with renowned masters of traditional music and dance in the United States and Japan.
Dust and Sand is the group's first studio-recorded album. It is a perfect example of the group's eclectic sound incorporating Japanese flute, Tuvan throat-singing, koto and a host of percussion instruments to complement and contrast with the taiko.