Boomkat Product Review:
Effervescent and fragrant grooves featuring drums by Gabriel Hahn, recorded in the Tokyo studio owned by Haruomi Hosono’s sound engineer, and later finished in Berlin, primed for balmy summer evenings...
“Gekko No Odoriko translates to 'Moonshine Dancer'. The rhythm, as usual a driving force in our music, is converting every listener unwillingly into a squirrelly moving dancer. Heavy, yes, bassy, yes, yet never isolated drums build the foundation of the beatgrid as well as the arrangement. With an ascending condensation of musical events, the track enfolds it´s physical energy vertically and horizontally. And just as the spacey synth enters the track, MAYUKo (Synth Sisters) has entered the studio, a Korg Prophecy under her arm, straight into the recording cabin, recording 'it'. Vocals by Ryoko aka Mt.Chills and us happy bunch.
Holy Water: Visiting the holy mountain near Nara national park, the impossible seemed so simple: capturing water. An old man mumbling on the floor next to the entrance, little volvic bottles making their rounds to this special zone, bamboo growing high all over the place, deers walking close by as if there was no distinction between us living beings.
Amanogawa, 'Milky Way', extrudes the blink of an eye to an endless state of floating in a field of zero gravity while scenes from the inner self are gushing by. Arihirua's voice guides us into an unsung realm where our thoughts get absorbed between the micro and macro of space.
With Ortho Vision the last sprout of zest for action is moving along the handrail of the beatgrid until it’s complete evanescence. All Percussion is played by drumwizzard Gabriel Hahn, Berlin.”