January 25, 2012

myspace band of the week

NRQ (New Residential Quarters) is an instrumental quartet from Tokyo. Its members are Hattori Masanori (contrabass), Yoshida Yuki (erhu), Makino Takuma (electric guitar) and Mr. Nakao Kanji (drums, sax, etc.). Yoshida and Makino formed NRQ as a duo in 2007 and Hattori and Mr. Kanji joined the following year. Their first album Old Ghost Town was released in 2010. NRQ blends wind and string instruments for an interesting mix of folk, country and jazz music.

NRQ’s new album Noman’s Land will be released this week and includes guests MC.sirafu on trumpet and vocals by mmm. Pick it up at CD Japan.


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