quarta-feira, 29 de março de 2017
Black Page • Neo-Prog (Japan)
Black Page biography (http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6126)
BLACK PAGE were formed in the mid 1980s as a Japanese rock quartet by Bunmei OGAWA (keyboards), Itsufumi OGAWA (guitars), Kozo SUGANUMA (drums), and Tsuneo KOMINE (bass) - already all of them had been musically professional. Regardless of their sense of humour cultivated in Osaka, they had played lots of gigs with their astonishing technique - featuring Itsufumi's complex guitar play much influenced by Alan Holdsworth, Bunmei's Emerson-ish thrilling keyboard explosion, aggressive drumming by Kozo called 'Tekazu-Oh' (in English, The King Of Full Speed ... sorry no appropriate expression here), and Tsuneo's strictly precise bass-quake. In 1986 BLACK PAGE released their one and only album 'Open The Next Page', in that their terrific technical approaches could be remarkably approved by progressive freaks all around the world, but sad to say, they were disbanded soon after that. Each ex-member is currently active as a music tutor or one of members in newer rock outfits in Japan.
The frontman Bunmei has played as a session keyboardist in various Japanese combos but sadly passed away at the age of 53 upon June 25, 2014.
From Magal, The Fisherman