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 BIOGRAPHY

So Hayashi was born in 1973 in Tokyo. He's been playing keyboards in a band since his teens. He got interested in computer music simultaneously, and begins programming using a sequencer, synthesizer, and sampler. He is influenced by variety of styles including 'electro music', progressive rock, and the jazz - fusion. The music that he creates now is on a jazz / fusion tip with So performing on keyboards.

So Hayashi could be seen playing live in Tokyo. His performances are combination of his pre-programmed material and live keyboard improvisations.
 


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SOUNDS
Apart of some contemporary 'electro music'  the major influences are coming from 70s-80s fusion Herbie Hancock style. The similarities are obvious although So has much more contemporary sounds and rhythms that are small pieces of art on it's own
DISCOGRAPHY:
COVER
ALBUM
TRACK(S)
LABEL / CAT. NO.
RELEASED
SO HAYASHI
"TAKE IT FROM THE PAST" (12")
A1: "TAKE IT FROM THE PAST"
B1: "SWING IN MEDITATION"
Cosmic Sounds
CS12"-03
(UK)
November
2002

CS 12 INCHES
"V.A."
07: "TAKE IT FROM THE PAST"
08: "SWING IN MEDITATION"
Cosmic Sounds
CS-30 CD
(UK)
May
2003
HOTEL SOUNDTRACK
(V.A.)
10. TAKE IT FROM THE PAST Gate Records
CD/LP
(Japan)
November
2003
COSMIC SOUNDS REMIXED
vol. 2 (V.A.)
07. KATORNA (Komeda) Cosmic Sounds
CS-32 CD/LP
(UK)
January
2004