side projects

From the [official clammbon site]( besides playing in FOSSA MAGNA with Mito, Mr. Itou Daisuke has another side project with guitarist ASH. Their drums-and-acoustic-guitar band is called LOTUS GUITAR, and their album *first trip* is due out June 7. You can follow the link on the clammbon site to ASH ON WEB, then visit the video room for a clip of their song “dobby dick”. It sounds like nice energetic stuff.
I have been listening to the ohana and FOSSA MAGNA albums; they couldn’t be much more different. ohana is absurdly upbeat reggae-pop, while FM is pretty avant-garde jazz. Both are quite worth a listen.