Boomkat Product Review:
Akira Kosemura is amongst the current wave of Japanese artists working in the field of minimal yet melodic electroacoustics. Much as is the case with the recent batch of Spekk releases, "It's On Everything" manages to be at once a rigorous exercise in sound design yet also a delicate, highly musical listening experience. Kosemura takes recordings of acoustic performances (most notably piano) and merges them into a softly spun soundscape of high frequency electronics, field recordings, glitching beats and all manner of laptop squeaks and pops. There are comparisons to be made to The Boats, or even the recent Fennesz + Sakamoto album, such is the skill and composure of Kosemura's touch. While some pieces are heavily based around simple, emotive phrases on the keys ('Solace' brings to mind the stark economy of Swod, for example) others, such as 'Pause', rely almost exclusively on digital instrumentation and location recording treatments. In either case Kosemura manages to sustain the same degree of elegance and intimacy, making for an album's worth of highly captivating contemporary electronica. Gorgeous stuff.