Onshoku: Taiko Rhythms WAV

Onshoku: Taiko Rhythms WAV

Produced by taiko expert and composer Isaku Kageyama, “Onshoku: Taiko Rhythms” is an earth shaking yet delicate comprehensive collection of rhythms and melodies from Japan at your fingertips. These samples give you access to a unique palette of authentic and contemporary loops and one shots, performed by Yuki Yasuda (koto), David Wells (shinobue), and Isaku Kageyama (taiko) through a cinematic lens. All sounds were meticulously recorded at the historic Sound Factory studio in Los Angeles at the highest quality and are ready to be used in any production from film and video game scores to pop/rock or hip-hop. Weave these gorgeous strings, mysterious winds, and booming drums together to create a quilt of Japanese beauty that inspires.

Isaku Kageyama is a taiko artist, well versed in both live performance and in the recording studio. Formerly a principal drummer of Tokyo-based taiko ensemble Amanojaku, he is a two-time National Odaiko (large drum) Champion, and holds a Bachelor of Music from the Berklee College of Music and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Longy School of Music of Bard College.

A versatile collaborator, his resume includes performances at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, recordings for video games such as Ghost of Tsushima, appearances on networks such as NBC, VH1 and BET, tours with the Japan Foundation, and residencies with The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

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