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Ironomi presents their first record in 5 years, and they’ve obviously been busy in that time, as Niji stretches over 3 CDs, totaling 164 minutes. Each piece was born out of improvisations between Junya Yanagidaira and Yu Isobe and the many guests they invited to join them. Subtle, intimate feeling pieces are the result. Triple CD on Kitchen.
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Once part of Pill-oh but now a single human entity, Zinovia Arvanitidi details a solo record for Kitchen that goes sparse for the emotional overdrive. It's a record of piano on its ones, showing her ability at creating diffuse environments from minimalist frameworks. A lovely, panoramic sound comes out of her playing, likely to appeal to fans of Grouper and Dustin O'Hallaran.
Following his previous work on Kitchen as Pill-Oh in ‘Vanishing Mirror’, ‘Taking the Veil’ is the debut solo album from Berlin-based musician Hior Chronik. Featuring contributions from Field Rotation (Denovali Records), Sophie Hutchings (Preservation), Luup (Experimedia) and composers Yasushi Yoshida (noble), Yoshinori Takezawa (Schole Records) as well as vocals from Amber Ortolano and Fabiola Sanchez (Familiar Trees), Hior Chronik has crafted a chilling yet beautifully evocative collection of cinematic soundscapes.
Haruka Nakamura Piano Ensemble
The final release from the Haruka Nakamura Piano Ensemble before they go on an indefinite hiatus, presented as a trilogy featuring newer versions of their older tracks and previously unrecorded pieces. Recorded at various concerts during their extended tours, Hikari captures the group’s delicate modern classical which has a timeless joy to it, think Efterklang and Penguin Cafe Orchestra string sections on long summer afternoons.
A murmuration is the term used for a flock of starlings, and if you’ve ever seen one whirling in the air then you will see how such a thing could act as inspiration for beautiful music. Piano composer sonicbrat has written and performed a suite for imaginatively-miked piano that imagines the journey of a starling through life and the air. CD release on Kitchen, packaged in a die-cut case.
A rich and cleansing collection of modern classical composition from Tokyo-based Haruka Nakamura and his ensemble line up. Recorded in the Jun Aoki designed Sonorium it’s a smartly produced album with all the reverberations associated chamber music. Out on 2CD with deluxe 32 page booklet from Kitchen.
Hanging Up The Moon began life as the solo project of Sean Lam (Concave Scream). Following his self titled, home recorded debut, Lam was joined by friends and fellow veterans Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and Victor Low (Affixen) for the follow up album ‘The Biggest Lie In The World’. Having increased this all star line up with the addition of Alexius Cai (Piblokto), the band moves away from it’s singer/songwriter origins with their latest release ‘Immaterial’, combining ambitious layers of vocals with epic string sections to power their distinctive melodies.