Captain Funk – Songs of the Siren

Musical Road Movie

“Songs of the Siren” (’00), his most ambitious rock-oriented release yet, in which Oe played and recorded the majority of the instruments himself, won “The Year in Music 20017) / Critic’s Choice” from Billboard Magazine.

Several skilled musicians and Oe’s friends such as Black Bottom Brass Band, Dr.KyOn (ex. Bo Gumbos), Don Matsuo (Zoobombs), and Raj Rammaya participated in the recording. Additionally, Ron Sexsmith, a talented Canadian singer-songwriter, got together with Oe in Toronto and sang in “Lucid Dreams (Version One).” Oe spent more than 1,500 hours in the whole production, which had begun with the demo production at the end of 1999, and had ended with the two-day mastering by using reel-to-reel audio tapes. Incorporating electronic elements with traditional rock music ranging from Americana, blues to psychedelic rock, Oe weaved a full=length, dramatic story which feels almost like a “musical road movie.”

Album Review

The Captain takes his listeners on a high-energy, roller-coaster ride on an album full of reckless beats, brilliantly employed samples, and punchy rock guitar.”

(Steve McClure, “Critic’s Choice” on Billboard Magazine, Sep 8, 2001)

Tracklist

1. Intro
2. Planet Kharma
3. Losin’ My Way
4. Under the Rock, Pt. 1
5. Hermit Blues
6. Lucid Dreams
7. Who’s the Starter
8. Original Sin
9. Under the Rock, Pt. 2
10. The Dirt
11. Dear Mr. Convoy
12. Take You Higher
13. In Our Room
14. Diplegia
15. Out of My Head
16. Trailer Park Prinsess
17. Outro
18. Lucid Dreams (Vocal By Ron Sexsmith, Version One)

Label:Music Mine
Catalog No:IDCS-1001
Release Date: April 25, 2001

Personnel/Booklet

Credit

01. Intro (00:25)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
02. Planet Kharma (04:26)
Written by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Ramayya
Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Vocals by Raj Ramayya
Chorus by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Ramayya
Pedal Steel Guitar by Takashi Ozaki
Acoustic Guitar & Electric Guitar by Tatsuya Oe & Brett Boyd
Electric Bass, Odyssey, MS20 by Tatsuya Oe
03. Losin’ My Way (04:06)
Written, Produced, Mixed & All Instruments Performed by Tatsuya Oe
04. Under The Rock (Part 1) (04:40)
Written by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Rammaya
Vocals by Raj Ramayya
Produced, Mixed & All Instruments Performed by Tatsuya Oe
05. Hermit Blues (1:59)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Dobro Guitar by Toshiro Higurashi
06. Lucid Dreams (04:58)
Written by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Ramayya
Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Vocals by Raj Ramayya
Slide Guitar by Toshiro Higurashi
Acoustic & Electric Guitar by Tatsuya Oe, Brett Boyd & Hideg Sakai
07. Who’s The Starter (04:23)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Piano by kyOn
Wah Bass & Avant Garde Piano Arrangement Talking Modulator by Tatsuya Oe
08. Original Sin (06:10)
Written by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Ramayya Vocals by Raj Ramayya
Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Slide Guitar by Toshiro Higurashi
09. Under The Rock (Part 2) (05:49)
Written, Produced, Mixed, All Instruments Performed by Tatsuya Oe
10. The Dirt (04:45)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Pedal Steel Guitar by Takashi Ozaki
Electric Guitar , Bass, Odyssey by Tatsuya Oe
11. Dear Mr.Convoy (04:05)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Brass by Black Bottom Brass Band
Blues Harp by Kenji Sotomaru
Electric Guitar & Bass by Tatsuya Oe
12. Take You Higher (06:29)
Written by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Ramayya
Vocals by Raj Ramayya
Slide Guitar by Toshiro Higurashi
Piano by kyOn
13. In Our Room (03:50)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Mysterious Guitar & Bass by Don Matsuo(Zoobombs)
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Odysey by Tatsuya Oe
14. Diplegia (06:14)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Brass by Black Bottom Brass Band
Acoustic, Electric Guitar, Ppg, & Additional Brass Edited by Tatsuya Oe
15. Out Of My Head (05:38)
Written by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Ramayya
Vocals by Raj Ramayya
Produced, Mixed & All Instruments Performed by Tatsuya Oe
16. Trailer Park Princess (06:09)
Written by Tatsuya Oe & Raj Ramayya
Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
Vocals by Raj Ramayya
Acoustic Guitar by Brett Boyd&Tatsuya Oe
17. Outro (00:19)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Tatsuya Oe
18. Extra Track: Lucid Dreams (Vocal by Ron Sexsmith, Version) (05:02)
Vocals by Ron Sexsmith
Total Time 79:40

All Tracks Engineered & Big Support by Ryota Hayashida
Mastered by Masayo Takise (M’s Disk)
Art Direction & Design Shinichtro Hirata (Primitive Hands)
*This album contains no samples.

Booklet/Lyrics
Captain Funk - Songs of the Siren booklet
Captain Funk - Songs of the Siren lyrics

Downloads/Streaming

iTunes/Apple Music
Amazon US (CD)
Amazon JP (CD)
Line Music

Related Releases

Captain Funk - Tracks of the Siren pt1
Captain Funk - Tracks of the Siren pt2



Tracks of the Siren pt.1(12 inch)

A1. Planet Kharma (Original Extended Mix)
A2. Planet Kharma (From Dusk Till Dawn Mix)

Tracks of the Siren pt.2(12 inch)

A1. Losin’ My Way (PCM Scratchin’ Beat Mix (Pt.1))
A2. Losin’ My Way (Summer Edition)
B3. Losin’ My Way (MACHINEGUN Airline Mix feat. DJ Abe)
B4. Losin’ My Way (Mansfield Mix)

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Tatsuya Oe Updated: June 4, 2018