Bleach Soundtrack 3
'Me, my wife and the crew of my cd productions, we all love your guitar very much!'
'..... I didn't know who or what to expect when I turned up at the studio to record. Shiro played a recording of his amazing music and said 'can you improvise along with this track?'.......'can you play something angry?'.......'can you play something gentle?'. He seemed pleased with everything I did and invited me back to play with a violinist friend of his. This guy was fantastic, we spent a couple of hours improvising together, Shiro was very pleased! When I went home and told my wife Maki about the session she exclaimed 'Taro Hakase? He's the most famous violinist in Japan!'
This was seven years ago and I've done several sessions with Shiro since. Unfortunately my name was wrongly spelled Holmes with an 'L' on most of the subsequent TV series and sound recordings for Bleach so I was slightly 'Lost in Translation'!!
Collaboration with music composer
Below is a part translation from bleach sound track 3.
What a wonderful performance!!
The awesome guitar playing in the songs featuring Steve Homes in this album always gives me an admiring sigh.
I can positively say that the music in this album is all about his guitar playing. Every time I listen to this music, I get bombarded by the intensity and the “shock” is regenerated. I must admit I’ve never encountered such a sensation.....
I hadn’t expected to find a good SPANISH flamenco guitarist in London for the recording. However, my Spanish friend in the music world told me that he knew an extraordinary ENGLISH flamenco guitarist who is awe-inspiring......
...... Whereas most of studio guitarists usually would come into the studio with a massive amount of gear like amps etc., Steve turned up to the recording studio with his guitar only, as if a commander carried the “Zanpakutou” sword. We, however, didn’t know how powerful his sword would be until we actually heard him play. It was explosive!! All the staff at the studio literally worshiped at his feet.......