Michio Kurihara - Sunset Notes
"After lending his considerable guitar prowess to various Japanese psych acts, Michio Kurihara finally released his debut solo record in 2007 on Ba Da Bing. A song cycle centered on nine different sunsets, SUNSET NOTES is not only a modern psych guitar tour de force but also a mesmerizing reflection on nature's dazzling daily showstopper. Some are brilliant and fiery, as evidenced in the blazing fretwork of "Twilight Mystery of A Russian Cowboy"; some are wistful, like the garage nugget "Do Deep Sea Fish Dream of Electric Moles"; and some are gentle and mournful like the female-voiced "Wind Waltzes" and "The Wind's Twelve Quarters." Like the title subject matter, SUNSET NOTES is epic and essential.