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Common

NRQ
SDDA-054
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Label
Sweet Dreams Press (Sweet Dreams Press)
Release
2022-05-25
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TRACKS

1 To the Other Side of That Hill
あの丘のむこうがわへ
06:27
2 Sotetsu
sotetsu
05:38
3 Crossroads at Six Roads
六道の辻
04:16
4 Rain
雨 Rain
03:30
5 Spring in Poyais
ポヤイスの春
05:10
6 Seibu Train
SEIBU TRAIN
04:55
7 Minato
minato
02:39
8 Asaka 'n' Mood
アサカ・ン・ムード
05:03
9 Inter Classroom 4
第四間教室
03:04
10 Winter in Poyais
ポヤイスの冬
05:04

NRQ (New Residential Quarters) is an instrumental quartet comprising of Yuki Yoshida on erhu, Takuma Makino on guitar, Masanori Hattori on double bass, and Kanji Nakao on drums and sax. As an album that marks their 15th year anniversary, Common treads through a diverse field of musical roots and aesthetics that showcases the group’s superb musicianship and versatility. Starting with a solemn arco double bass solo, the album wavers between contemplative and spirited movements, urban and pastoral imagery, and rhapsodic and melancholic melodies. From the country twang in “Rain” to the hard rock inspired shreds in “Seibu Train,” Common presents a wealth of stylistic and emotional features that are immensely varying yet never disparate – an elegant collection of songs to always amaze and delight.


NRQ (New Residential Quarters)

Yuki Yoshida: Erhu, Mandolin

Masanori Hattori: Contrabass, Strings

Takuma Makino: Guitar, Handclap

Kanji Nakao: Alto Saxophone, Klarinette, Trombone, Drums


Kyoko Fukuda: Percussion (track 3)

Satomi Endo: Accordion (track 5)

Akihiro Sugiyama (DOIMON/ logmen/ IOUEEE): Lead Guitar (track 6)

MC.sirafu: Synthesizer (track 10)


Recorded by Shinji Kawase (Gumbo Studio), Tomomi Baba, Takashi Kataoka, and by the artist at various locations.


Mixed by Takuma Makino, Shinji Kawase (Gumbo Studio), and Tomomi Baba.


Mastered by Taku Unami.