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Two Dreams Flew Over A Pine Tree

by Shingo Mimura - ミムラシンゴ

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Farewell I 02:09
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Loving Gaze 04:11
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Farewell II 02:57
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Wavering 04:57
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Takarajima 06:06
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about

■ About the album:
A soft muted piano, profound and fascinating strings, and noises are like caressing "folds" of the heart.
Eleven beautiful but fragile cinematic stories that quietly heal the soul as if it were on fire.
Shingo Mimura's 2nd album, "Two Dreams Flew Over A Pine Tree." is finally out after three years since his last album that is outstanding!

Since the release of his last album, he has been energetically performing in concert halls, churches, important cultural properties, planetariums, and other venues in various performance styles, including solo and with a string ensemble.
A refined sense of live performance sublimates the harmony and chaos of intricately intertwined melodies into works gently and powerfully.
A soft piano with a delicate touch as if covered with thin silk.
The drones of the upright and electric bass or guitars are like fantastic fog drifting with the scent of grass and trees in the depth of the forest.
It is notable that strings in various forms, from solo cello to ensemble, are credited on 10 of the 11 tracks, making the cinematic work profound, vivid, and graceful in its melancholy style.
Noises created from various materials, such as bowing glasses, bonfires, and marbles, are making contrast and compliment pieces uniquely.
In addition, he was in charge of writing and arranging the music, playing instruments other than the strings, the recording engineer, mixing and mastering, and even artwork, so it shows all detail created carefully.
The sound world that unfolds from the melody that beauty and fragility coexists is like beautiful visuals.
This work produced during the Covid-19 spreading will make you feel the countless hopes that certainly exist beyond the darkness that envelops the world.
It is a must-listened album for fans Johann Johannsson, Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter, and Dustin O'Halloran.

■ Shingo Mimura Profile:
Based in Kobe, Japan.
Shingo Mimura is a musician who has been creating an incomparable world view with his multi-talented skills as a producer, composer, arranger, pianist, bassist, and music director.
Piano and melodies mixed with beauty and fragility, visual and artistic expressiveness with large-scale arrangements that include strings, is highly regarded.
He has provided music for theater, advertising video works, and BGM for many games and events.
His 1st Album "Heart Sky Door" was released in Sep 2018 from PROGRESSIVE FOrM, a prestigious electronic music label in Japan.
He has been energetically performing in concert halls, churches, important cultural properties, planetariums, and other venues in various performance styles, including solo and ensemble with strings.
Also, he is a member of the ambient pop group "coconoe" that has released 1st album "A Halo of Light One day" in Dec 2019, and 2nd album "The Dolphins’ Long Dream" in Nov 2020.

■『Two Dreams Flew Over A Pine Tree』 アルバム紹介
柔らかなミュート・ピアノ、重厚かつ艶やかなストリングス、心の"ヒダ"を撫でるようなノイズ。
静かに魂を燃やすように癒やす、美しくも儚いシネマティックな11の物語。
異彩を放つ前作より3年ぶりのShingo Mimura 2ndアルバム『Two Dreams Flew Over A Pine Tree』が遂に完成!

前作発表後、コンサートホール、教会や指定重要文化財、プラネタリウムなどを中心にソロ、ストリングスとのアンサンブルによる様々な演奏形態で精力的に公演を行ってきた。
その磨かれたライブ"生(せい)"の感覚は複雑に絡み合う旋律の調和と混沌を優しくも力強く作品へと昇華させている。
薄いシルクを纏うような繊細なタッチの柔らかいピアノ。アップライト&エレクトリックベース、ギターによるドローンは森の奥に草木の香りを含ませながら漂う幻想的な霧のよう。
特筆すべきはチェロのソロからアンサンブルまで様々な形態のストリングスが全11曲中10曲に渡ってクレジットされており、憂いのある作風の中にも重厚、鮮やかかつ気品を感じるシネマティックな作品となっている。
その他にもグラスを弓で鳴らしたり、焚き火やビー玉など様々なマテリアルから精製されたノイズが対比となり楽曲をユニークに引き立てる。
さらに作編曲はもちろん、ストリングス演奏以外の楽器演奏、レコーディングエンジニア、ミックス、マスタリング、アートワークまで全て本人が手掛けており、細部まで真に迫ろうとする拘りが伺える。
美しさと儚さが同居するメロディから繰り広げられる音世界はまるで映像美。
コロナ禍において制作された本作は、世界を包む暗闇の先に確かに存在する無数の希望を予感させる一作となるだろう。
Johann Johannsson、Olafur Arnalds、Max Richter、Dustin O'Halloranファン必聴。

■ Shingo Mimura - ミムラシンゴ Profile:
神戸を拠点にプロデュース/作・編曲/ベース・ピアノ演奏/音楽監督などマルチな才能で比類なき世界観を描き続けてきた音楽家。
美しさと儚さの同居するピアノとメロディを特徴としストリングスを含むスケールの大きなアレンジによる映像的かつ芸術的な表現力が高い評価を受ける。
舞台、広告映像作品への楽曲提供、ゲーム、イベント等のBGMを多数制作。
2018年9月に1st Album『Heart Sky Door(空のすきまに扉はひらく)』を電子音楽の名門PROGRESSIVE FOrMより全国リリース。
コンサートホール、教会や指定重要文化財、プラネタリウムなどを中心にソロ、ストリングスとのアンサンブルによる様々な演奏形態で精力的に公演を行っている。
またアンビエント・ポップグループ"coconoe(ココノエ)"のメンバーとしても活動。2019年12月に1st Album『或る日のhalo(A Halo of Light One Day)』、2020年11月に2nd Album 『イルカは長い夢をみる(The Dolphin's Long Dream)』を全国リリース。

credits

released November 5, 2021

Written, produced & arranged by Shingo Mimura

Piano, bass, guitar & electronics: Shingo Mimura
Violin on track 02, 04, 07, 09, 10, 11: Nasa Mishima
Violin & viola on track 02, 05, 07, 11: Minako Sano
Cello on track 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11: Sasuke Mori

Recorded at Akari Records in Kobe, Japan
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Shingo Mimura
Mastering supported by Takuya Miwa from NMG Studio

Cover art designed by Shingo Mimura

Released by neuf

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