PoiL & Junko Ueda, Yoshitsune is a meeting and a musical creation between the french rock/contemporary music band of PoiL + Benoit Lecomte (bassist of the band Ni) and the Japanese traditional music singer / satsuma-biwa player Junko Ueda. The theme of the creation is around the Japanese epic story ‘Heike-Monogatari’ from the13th century.
The composition is based on this traditional epic singing accompanied by the satsuma-biwa and Buddhist Shomyo chant. This project is a great opportunity to explore a new musical universe by meeting between an European super modern musical formation and a Japanese ancient traditional music. An experimental, yet powerfully common musical expressions of both styles will create an exciting discovery which can attract a larger audience in France.
A new experience where the unbridled experimental rock of PoiL mixes with the calm and sinuous voice, the narrative force and the great charisma of Junko Ueda.
We are happy to present you an extract : Dan no ura. It is a demo in preamble of an album to be released in 2022.
Keyboards | Antoine Arnera
Guitar | Boris Cassone
Electro acoustic bass | Ben Lecomte
Drums & percussion | Guilhem Meier
Voice & Satsuma Biwa | Junko Ueda