Brian Taguchi
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Brian Taguchi

Kingston, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Kingston, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"Clever Hans CD"

Truth in advertising is advmirable, and kudos to Clever Hans for practicing it. Their music is an intelligent mix of jazz, blues, folk, and basic rock that samples a wide spectrum of influences and delivers a unique and intriguing sound.... - Melanie Dugan - Kingston Whig Standard


In light of his previous musical efforts with the group Clever Hans, I anticipated Brian Taguchi's solo album to be something great. I soon realized this to be a serious understatement; Fuselage is excellent. While the musical content is impressive, the actial process that was used to make the album is equally remarkable not to mention unique...Fuselage is an instantly likeable debut solo effort, that exhibits the care and time invested in it. If Fuselage is any indication of subsequent albums, the outlook is extremely good for Mr. Taguchi. - Jackie McLachlan - Queen's Journal


"...By Blunt Winter Sun" EP (2014)
"Songs for the Lone Adelie" (2000/2014)
"Fuselage" - (1998/2014)
"Clever Hans" - with Clever Hans (1998)



If you can imagine a bright blue sky with the warm sun pouring over a few ominous looking clouds, then you can understand the likes and motivations of Brian Taguchi, a jack-of-all-trades renaissance type guy who remains the master of nothing.

Utilizing a variety of finger and pick styles on both electric and acoustic guitars, Taguchi draws out the sonic textures that compliment the mood of each song that enable the lyrical stories to not only be heard, but felt. Taguchi's solo style combines the palm-beating acoustic elements of Neil Young with the melodic qualities inspired by artists such as Nick Drake, Radiohead and The Police.

"One of the most inspiring aspects of Taguchi's album is the dedication and individuality within it...Taguchi's priority is to create music that marks a place, time or event..."
- Jackie McLachlan, Queen's Journal (on Fuselage)

For Brian Taguchi, songwriting happens when the day is done, when fatigue and longing have set in, when a lack of perspective leads to introspection...which leads to celebration. For 15 years, Taguchi has found and shared the therapy in lines that rhyme and others that don' making promises that are broken by being pulled one way while longing for anotherand by making sense of the world and why our expectations can lead to such heartache...and such joy.

With many irons in the fire, Taguchi's backlog of songs are slowly making their way in to the tangible world with the tri-release of Fuselage, Songs For The Lone Adelie and ...By Blunt Winter Sun (EP).

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