- Sunday, April 18, 2004
- Dan Donohue
- Catalog No.
Under the guidance of Juno-award winning producer Dan Donahue, the disc runs the gamut of contemporary taiko expression.
"[Hinode Taiko has] succeeded in bridging the gap between live performance and recorded music..."
"After resisting the urge to record...the troupe has finally found a way to arrange the songs so as not to lose their energy and intensity. Just listen as 'Together' slowly draws you in and builds to a thrilling and thunderous conclusion, or marvel as the driving beats of 'Odaiko' threaten to blow a speaker. Every playing of this disc reveals another layer of the onion, and it is a must for anyone who is a fan of Asian music. The power of these drums is amazing, and Hinode Taiko are, without a doubt, masters of their art."
- Uptown magazine, 2004