Am I

Thanks to one of the waitresses at Pause, I finally got a copy of Taichi’s AM I album last week, and I’ve been enjoying it since. I mentioned my first impressions here, and further listenings just confirm that initial feeling. The new release he was talking about when I saw him the other night is a release from GROUP, a side project he seems to be involved with (sorry, my Japanese is limited, so I wasn’t able to get much info from him). I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for it. You can view an English profile of him here (and also take a look at his new remix album out on Jet Set Records).

Update: Patrick found the following info: “Group ‘Before Turning Off The Light’, out 2004/7/2 (HMV, Tower). Group is an instrumental band of 6 apparently featuring Taichi on drums.”