Sora No Kakera
Yume No Hayasa
Futatsu No Tsuki
With an unusual instrumentation featuring two string players (Makoto Inada and Seijiro Kuroda) and a singer-songwriter (Shota Terai), Gofish creates folk-inspired songs with warm and breathy vocals. Although long vocalizations can be quickly rendered excessive or disingenuously decorative, vocalist Shota Terai shows a unique ability to present himself without sacrificing his earnestness and intensity in Totemo Iikoto (“a very good thing”). Unlike any conventional “with strings” arrangements, pastoral prog rock, or even Joni Mitchell’s “Hissing of Summer Lawns,” Gofish manages to explore uncharted territories in the realm of singer-songwriter albums.
Shota Terai: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Seijiro Kuroda: Cello (Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7)
Makoto Inada: Contrabass (Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7)
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: Drums (Track 4 and 6)
ASUNA: Organs (Track 6)
Recorded and mixed by Makoto Inada and Shota Terai
Mastered by Katsunori Owa
Remastered by Makoto Inada
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