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Mayumi Miyata – Sho Cosmos

宮田まゆみ (Mayumi Miyata)
星の輪 宮田まゆみ笙の世界 (Sho Cosmos)
CBS/Sony Japan CD, 1986

Otherworldly avant-garde and traditional pieces for the Gagaku mouth organ instrument the sho, played by the modern virtuoso of the instrument, Mayumi Miyata. My 320 rip and scans.


  1. jw on January 25th, 2012

    Where’s da link

  2. GTD on January 25th, 2012

    got a link for us? looking forward to it.

  3. Maxwell on January 25th, 2012


  4. øשlqæda on January 25th, 2012

    pirty cover. wonder what it sounds like :)

  5. øשlqæda on January 25th, 2012

    awe thanks max well

  6. pan mietek on January 26th, 2012

    gagaku rules! thank you

  7. Spencer on January 26th, 2012

    haha thanks maxwell. sorry, i suck at the internet

  8. GTD on January 26th, 2012


  9. Maxwell on January 27th, 2012

    sho’nuff spencer!

  10. paul on January 28th, 2012

    sorry to bug but i can’t get this one to work. it will download in routine fashion but when its time to unzip my program does not recognize the file. any advice?

  11. Evan Lindorff-Ellery on January 31st, 2012

    Wow.. I haven’t heard any of her playing except for John Cage compositions. Her recordings of his material are exceptional.

    Very much looking forward to this. Downloading now. Very surprising to see this !

    1986, sheesh…

    By the way, has anyone heard this ( ) ? It’s a CD on Wergo of Gerhard Stäbler material featuring “contrabass, percussion and tape” on the first track and solo shō on the other tracks. Seems very promising. (Link is to Discogs.)

  12. Spencer on January 31st, 2012
  13. Evan Lindorff-Ellery on January 31st, 2012

    Yes, that is great. I have been wondering about this one, too. Another fine example of Wergo going downhill with their more recent designs, though. A shame.

    Anyway, I’ll have to buy this at some stage. Looks fantastic.

  14. Evan Lindorff-Ellery on January 31st, 2012

    Wow, just listened to this. Absolutely exceptional and celestial, yet very grounded.. Great artwork, too. Well designed.

  15. Jo/No on February 14th, 2012

    Wow, I’m listening now and are amazed by the celestial sound!
    Lovely, thanks a lot for spreading such cool stuff that one would not get in contact with elsewhere!

  16. SOMA on July 12th, 2012