• Pico Masaki

Playing music with snakes in a rainforest

Updated: Jan 2


I was grown up in a country side surrounded by mountains in Japan, and I’d been wanting to move to Tokyo as soon as possible. Tokyo was a very stimulating city for me. (still it is)

I thought Tokyo ~ the high population density city full of unique cultures old and new ~ had everything I needed.

I was in a comical band called “Alien monsters”. Because our music was unique, catchy and funny, we got opportunities to be on TV shows and radio.

(The most memorable TV show was “garimpeiro” (Tokyo MX TV) staring Nozomi Sasaki.)

I loved the life. I was going to spend the rest of my life in Tokyo.

However, now and then I’d been recalling one of my dreams… to play music in overseas.

Long story short, I moved to Australia in 2011. The place I arrived at was… literally middle of nowhere in a rainforest. The opposite from the concrete jungle Tokyo.

There were much more cows than humans in the village.

Beautiful rainforest!! So lush!!

Trees, birds, wallabies, horses, lizards…

Sometime snakes sneaked into my little cabin when I was recording music. (But probably it was me disturbing their peaceful lives)

I was fortunate to meet great musicians and play keys for them, such as Fantuzzi - one of the MCs and the performers at the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969!!!

I have produced many songs from this music studio (a little cabin).“Your love is blooming” is one of the tracks.

As a THANK YOU for being one of my subscribers I want to give it to you for free – no strings attached.

Download HERE

Or if you prefer, you can stream the track here.

I made this song “Your love is blooming” with the Japanese special cultural concept called “The pathos of things”(In Japanese “Monono Aware”)


For example when flowers are blooming we all enjoy the beauty. But in Japanese culture they enjoy the flowers even more when the flowers are falling down, as it’s the last moment when the beauty shines. When we are aware that nothing will last forever, we try to seize every moment and enjoy every inch of the beauty.

I’d like to hear from you!

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I appreciate your comment here below, so I can get to know you more.

And please remember to download another track for FREE. ( See above)

It’s a gift from me as my way to thank you.


Talk soon,

Pico

PS. If you like the track you might also consider checking out From Darkness To The Light. It’s my latest album full of my love for beautiful nature and mother earth.


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