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A Halo of Light One Day

by coconoe - ココノエ

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『It's distorted and strange, but it has a warm roundness. Collecting our precious days and pieces of sound. This is ambient pop art that no one knows!!』

『The glass shakes, the cat snorts, the pencil slides on the paper ...
In addition to instruments such as piano, bass, percussion, cello, and arraymbira (rare instruments in Japan), the music is colored by the pieces of sound that are found in everyday life.
These organic sounds which are carefully woven one by one give playfulness and vitality for the seemingly chic ambient sound, and they excite people to listen.
Then the melody that traces the heart and the mysterious harmony, the rhythm that rolls like a living thing and the innocent singing voice, all harmonize like an abstract painting.
The world of sounds and Japanese lyrics drawn in this way are gentle, painful, and somewhat simple, as if it connects the human activities on the ground with "something" that exists in the vast universe. 』

The origins of the name "coconoe" lie in the Japanese terms: “九重” (Kokono-e, literally “ninefold”, meaning “to pile up”) and "個々の絵” (Koko-no-e, which means “the pictures drawn by individual people"). A union of these homophones, their namesake represents a place where “individually-drawn paintings overlap and become one sound and world”. As such, each member of coconoe brings to the table a unique essence which exquisitely blends together to establish a refreshingly avant-garde genre described as "ambient pop art".

- takayama naoko -
vocals, lyrics, small percussion, videowork, artwork, costume, direction, etc.
a bit of a wild child with a silly and clumsy side.

A singer and lyricist based in Kyoto, Japan.
Rooted in a childhood love of movies and movie soundtracks, Takayama cites a variety of Western music influences including pop, R&B ,and jazz. Through art, she expresses connections between emotion, music, and scenery.
In 2006, she made her debut through major record label BMG JAPAN (currently Sony Music) as one half of the vocal piano unit "Fonogenico".
In 2010, she made her second major debut from POLYSTAR RECORDS with her solo project "Carneiro”, which received critical acclaim for its scenic lyricism and Takayama’s soft yet powerful "pop singer sound" against a sophisticated backtrack.
Takayama has released six original CDs (including her duo and solo projects) and has worked on various collaborations, including providing a track for the ending theme of a TV program.
takayama naoko Official Website : carne-iro.com

- kita kouhei -
composition, arrangement, percussion, arraymbira, kalimba, videowork, artwork, etc.
a self-paced cat fanatic

A musician and percussionist based in Kyoto, Japan.
An artist who builds one-of-a-kind soundscapes through unique musical sense and sublime rhythmic prowess, Kita’s work is a product of his many years of playing piano since childhood, the percussive mastery he cultivated through years of experience as a studio musician, and the aesthetic sensitivity nurtured via a longtime love of paintings.
His first album “endless cycle of rebirth" was released in 2015, followed by his 2nd album "akashic records" in 2016, which was released with the LANTERN label of the NATURE BLISS group in over ten countries across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.
His third album "Imbalance Order And World" (2017) and fourth album "Head Towards The Horizon Of Sandy Sea" (2018) were released through renowned electronic music label PROGRESSIVE FOrM.

kita kouhei Official Website : kita-kouhei.net

- shingo mimura -
composition, arrangement, piano, upright bass, electric bass, guitars etc.
a hard-working gentle giant

A musician, pianist, and bass player from and based in Kobe, Japan.
After graduating from music school with honors, Mimura initially seasoned his musicianship through sessions with other musicians as a session bassist primarily in the Kansai region. He later demonstrated his multifaceted musical talent, providing music for theater and video advertisement, producing, and working as a music director. His musical production is characterized by a visceral quality achieved through striking melodies and large-scale arrangements.
In 2018, he released his first full album "Heart Sky Door”, a culminant collection and the first under his own name, through renowned electronic music label PROGRESSIVE FOrM.
shingo mimura Official Website : shingo-mimura.com





– 高山 奈帆子 takayama naoko -

2006年にボーカル・ピアノユニット“Fonogenico(フォノジェニコ)”でBMG JAPAN(現SonyMusic)よりメジャーデビュー。
2010年にソロ・プロジェクト”カルネイロ”でPOLYSTAR RECORDSより再度メジャーデビューし、洗練されたバックトラックに、情景の浮かぶ歌詞、柔らかくも力強い”歌モノサウンド”が高い評価を得る。これまでに前デュオ・ソロ合わせてオリジナルCD6枚をリリースし、番組エンディングテーマなど様々なタイアップに起用される。
高山 奈帆子 公式ウェブサイト : carne-iro.com

– 北 航平 kita kouhei -

2015年に1stアルバム『endless cycle of rebirth(輪廻)』、2016年に2ndアルバム『akashic records(アカシックレコード)』をNATURE BLISSグループのLANTERNレーベルより、ヨーロッパ・北アメリカ・南アメリカ・アジア圏など世界10カ国以上でリリース。
2017年に3rdアルバム『Imbalance Order And World(不均衡の秩序と世界)』、2018年に4th『Head Towards The Horizon Of Sandy Sea(砂の海の水平線へ向かう)』を電子音楽の名門PROGRESSIVE FOrMよりリリース。
北 航平 公式ウェブサイト : kita-kouhei.net

– ミムラ シンゴ shingo mimura -

2018年に、集大成であり自身名義としては初となる荘厳なる1stフルアルバム『Heart Sky Door(空のすきまに扉はひらく)』を電子音楽の名門PROGRESSIVE FOrMよりリリース。
ミムラ シンゴ 公式ウェブサイト : shingo-mimura.com


released December 6, 2019

all tracks produced by coconoe

takayama naoko : vocal, chorus
kita kouhei : drums, arraymbira, kalimba, and all percussions
shingo mimura : piano, upright bass, electric bass, guitar

except : cello by sasuke mori on 3, 4, and 8 track
purring sound by cello-cat on 8 track
chorus by saori tsutsumi on 9 track

recorded at studio guzli, kyoto and akari records, kobe 2018-2019
mixed by kita kouhei and shingo mimura
mastered by shingo mimura

translated by alison watts and yoichiro tachibana
artwork drawing by unno atsutaka
artwork design by kita kouhei

released by neuf

coconoe Official Website : coco-noe.net


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