KUGA: THE SONGS

All songs are composed, arranged, performed, engineered and produced by Kiyoshi Kuga

“Say Goodbye, Say Goodnight”

Most recent production as of January 2023. Starting with some slow  “tropical” feel transforming into a Prog Opera. Some familiar sounds of renown Prog Rock players are sampled and developed. You can name those.

“Cantabile”

Amalgamation of Prog Rock, Jazz/Funk and Classical Music. A smooth Half Time Shuffle groove takes you to Operatic expansions associated with some Rap beats.

“Rhapsody”

Respectful adaptation of “Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 18 in C Minor: Allegro scherzando” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Additional composition and arrangement by Kiyoshi Kuga.

“One Hundred Years of Solitude”

The song title came from one of the greatest novels written by García Márquez. Prog Rock plus Opera and Disco (!?), ending up with this unique piece of “Dance Music“. Enjoy!

“Overture”

The symphony begins with brief “Homage” for “My Favorite Things” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and “Thunderbirds Are Go! (Main Theme)” by Barry Gray.

“Demoniac”

Slightly old material reflecting my direct orientation at that time toward Prog Rock utilizing Synth solo on odd meter climax.

“Troubadour”

A short piece features a Cello solo reflecting romantic memories of a long time ago in a space far, far away….

“The View”

Alone on the vast terrains looking beyond the horizon. We have all been here before.

KUGA: THE ALBUM

The album and the songs of Kiyoshi Kuga are also available at Apple Music and Spotify.