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Ars Nova

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Drummer and Violinist

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Interviews: Automatonomy: An Interview with Keiko Kumagai of Ars Nova - Sea of Tranquility - The Web Destination for Progressive Music!

www.seaoftranquility.org, 22 Aug 2003 [cached]

Akiko Takahashi played drums on 7 albums, beginning with Transi (1995), and concluding with "Against The Meteors" on the new album. Are there any special circumstances surrounding her departure and [keyboardist/vocalist] Mika's?

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As you already know, Akiko left in March, but her reasons for doing so remain private. She's still drumming in another band, Danball Bat. Mika left the band last November because she wants to devote herself to Triton [the keyboard trio-styled band she formed prior to joining Ars Nova].
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Akiko and I had to find someone.


billberends.com | musician/guitarist/producer Bill Berends

billberends.com, $reference.date [cached]

Moving on to summer, I played some guitar for Alex Kulak (AZAZELLO) in Russia, did guitar and vocals (!) for Akiko Takahashi of ARS NOVA (Tokyo) for her new AKIKO'S COSMO SPACE album, then next contributed a nice long solo to M.DESTINY (of FNP)'s new digital release.


Bassist Kyoko Kanazawa and ...

www.expose.org, $reference.date [cached]

Bassist Kyoko Kanazawa and drummer/violinist Akiko Takahashi are both solid players, and complement and support Kumagai's impressive keyboard skills well.

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Backing bandswomen Kyoko Kanazawa (Rickenbacker bass) and Akiko Takahashi (drums) work under the keyboards in a very ELP-ish manner, but with plenty of modern fire and flair that ELP has left far behind.
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Her compositions embrace an angular symphonic approach with complimentary abstractions and some neo-classical underpinnings all set to a hard-driving rock pace, tethered to earth by the powerful bass of Kyoko Kanazawa and new drummer Akiko Takahashi.
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Akiko also adds violin on a couple of the tracks.


Her compositions embrace an angular ...

www.expose.org, 2 Nov 2013 [cached]

Her compositions embrace an angular symphonic approach with complimentary abstractions and some neo-classical underpinnings all set to a hard-driving rock pace, tethered to earth by the powerful bass of Kyoko Kanazawa and new drummer Akiko Takahashi.

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Akiko also adds violin on a couple of the tracks.
...
Bassist Kyoko Kanazawa and drummer/violinist Akiko Takahashi are both solid players, and complement and support Kumagai's impressive keyboard skills well.
...
Backing bandswomen Kyoko Kanazawa (Rickenbacker bass) and Akiko Takahashi (drums) work under the keyboards in a very ELP-ish manner, but with plenty of modern fire and flair that ELP has left far behind.


Her compositions embrace an angular ...

www.expose.org, $reference.date [cached]

Her compositions embrace an angular symphonic approach with complimentary abstractions and some neo-classical underpinnings all set to a hard-driving rock pace, tethered to earth by the powerful bass of Kyoko Kanazawa and new drummer Akiko Takahashi.

...
Akiko also adds violin on a couple of the tracks.
...
Backing bandswomen Kyoko Kanazawa (Rickenbacker bass) and Akiko Takahashi (drums) work under the keyboards in a very ELP-ish manner, but with plenty of modern fire and flair that ELP has left far behind.
...
Bassist Kyoko Kanazawa and drummer/violinist Akiko Takahashi are both solid players, and complement and support Kumagai's impressive keyboard skills well.

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