Five-piece world music ensemble Mitsune
have announced the release of a new album for February 18th.
is the group's second album and it will feature ten tracks, including the title song. It follows their debut album MITSUNE
, which was released in 2018. The new work will feature a mix of new interpretations of folk songs and their
own original compositions. The original pieces are inspired by music from the Middle East, blues, jazz, rock and movie scores.
is fronted by three tsugaru shamisen players: Shiomi Kawaguchi
, Tina Kopp
and Youka Snell
. The band is completed by a rhythm section consisting of percussionist Petros Tzekos
and double-bass player
. The five members hail from Japan, Germany, Australia and Greece, respectively.
and their self-titled debut album
are both available for purchase internationally via Mitsune's Bandcamp
. For more information, check out their official website
The music video for the new album's title track Hazama
can be viewed below.