Kenmochi Hidefumi – Shakespeare Review

While playing in a similar style as Michita and Nujabes, Kenmochi Hidefumi’s Shakespeare follows a slightly different style. More instrumental than sounding like backing tracks for hip-hop artists, the album’s songs all sit on their own.

There is a definite tone that reminds me of Nujabes in the songs, the 2010 release full of laid-back tracks that are easily applied as great background music.

Shakespeare doesn’t rely on much more than piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Combined with extra percussion, each song creates it’s own voice on the eleven track album. It’s even possible to consider Shakespeare new-jazz.

Another member of the impressive instrumental field that Japan has, Kenmochi Hidefumi is worth the listen.