Blake Branch: “Space Lion” for Solo Bass

We don’t know anime very well, but Blake Branch is making us love the music of anime.

The first time we featured Blake, he’d put together an incredible all-bass arrangement of “Raspberry Heaven“. This time around, he’s taken Yoko Kanno’s composition “Space Lion”, which was featured in the anime series Cowboy Bebop.

The tune starts off really mellow and picks up with some nice percussion backing and incredible melodies and solo bass work, leading up to some terrific soloing over the backing track.

Blake is playing his Fodera Imperial 5-string tuned E-C.

Keep ’em coming, Blake.

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  • Awesome! I love it.

  • sounds deep… A bass deep EXELLENT! 4:20

  • Wow, beautiful. It’s compositions like this that demonstrates the range of music one can get from the bass.

  • Very impressive and tastefull. Inspiring!