This is my original interpretive soundtrack for the story of Momotaro, the boy born from the peach. It is a Japanese traditional folk tale that I was read as a child. It's a heroic tale of Momotaro growing up and being joined by 3 animal companions to fight demons that have marauded his village.
All of the music is original and the whole piece was performed on the cello. Although there are "tracks" these are merely to indicate which part of the story the music is about, and the whole album flows as one continuous piece (although it won't in Bandcamp as the next song needs to load, but it's completely seamless if downloaded). The download also includes the full translation and adaptation of the story.
This is the first album I've completed since being able to do music full time thanks to the generous support of listeners like you. I hope you'll download the album and enjoy it, so that I can continue to make more music like this.
released 06 December 2011
All music written, performed, and produced by Nick Takenobu Ogawa
artwork by Iris Scott
Mastered at Glenn Schick Studios by Colin Leonard