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After Loss

by kita kouhei - 北航平

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OP-57 03:57
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After Loss 04:57
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Leaf Vein 04:38
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Catloaf 04:41
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Haze Garden 04:22
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Whimsical 04:16
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Berceuse 04:42
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about

Kyoto-based sound artist / percussionist / Array Mbira player kita kouhei's 6th solo album "After Loss" has been released!

A nostalgic work in which ephemeral sound loops and tape noise are comfortably overlapped, and it feels as if the world of sound emerged quietly in front of you from the milky white mist.

The rare instrument Array Mbira shows various expressions depending on the music, such as the clear tone like dripping water, distortion through the effector, and deep echo.
Combined with the exquisitely irregular and seemingly collapsing rhythm making, it creates a sound world that includes avant-garde painting-like novelty, color, and a little loneliness and tenderness.

Also, pay attention to the track that homages Chopin's "Berceuse OP-57". It's an ambient drone arrangement of classical masterpieces.


kita kouhei Profile:

Born in 1976, a musician, percussionist, and Array Mbira player living in Kyoto. An artist who creates a unique sound landscape that fuses live musical instruments and electronic music by making full use of the piano that he has been familiar with since childhood, the aesthetic sensibility of paintings that he has always spent with, and the skills of professional percussionists. He also works on commercials, documentary programs, avant-garde stage performances and music for art events.


■ 『乳白色の霧の中から静かに立ち現れる、あたたかく儚げな心地良い音の世界。』

儚げな音のループやテープノイズが心地良く重なり、まるで乳白色の霧の中から音の世界が目の前に静かに立ち現れたかのように感じる、ノスタルジックさの漂う作品。

レア楽器アレイムビラによる水の滴るような透きとおった音色はもちろんのこと、エフェクターを通して歪ませたり、深くエコーをかけたりと、楽曲によって様々な表情を見せる。
そして、絶妙に不規則で今にも崩れ落ちそうなリズムメイキングも相まって、前衛絵画のような斬新さや色彩感、少しの寂しさと優しさを内包した音世界を作り出している。

また、クラシックの名曲、ショパンの「子守唄」をオマージュしてアンビエント・ドローン風にアレンジした楽曲なども聴き所のひとつ。


■ 北航平プロフィール

1976年生まれ、京都市在住の音楽家、打楽器奏者、アレイムビラ奏者。幼少の頃より親しんだピアノ、常に一緒に過ごしてきた絵画の美的感性、プロの現場で培った打楽器の技術を駆使し、生楽器と電子音楽が融合した唯一無二の音風景を創造するアーティスト。CMやドキュメンタリー番組、前衛系舞台やアートイベントの音楽なども多数手掛け、第51回ギャラクシー賞CM部門選奨受賞。

credits

released January 28, 2022

all songs written, composed, performed, mixed, mastered, artwork designed and produced by kita kouhei
recorded at studio guzli, kyoto, japan 2021-2022

except :
purring sound (track 4) by cello the cat
artwork drawn by kita yukie

released by neuf

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neuf is a Kyoto and Kobe,Japan based ambient/electronica/pop/post-classical music label established as an individual label of "coconoe" and members' other projects.

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