Schole Records from Japan produce some fine twinkly electronica and here's another fine example of the lovelyness that prevails from their twinkly wonder label. Sawako & Daisuke Miyatani are the artists and the CD is called Hi Be No Ne. Sawako has done stuff on the 12K label whilst Daisuke has collaborated with folks like Haruka Nakamura, Akira Kosemura, and Pandatone. From the off you'll lulled into a real sense of security as the acoustic guitar ploughs along gently while someone naively bashes a xylophone and in the background various tropical (I presume) birds can be heard doing their thing. This is part electronic and part acoustic and I have to say it's very very good indeed. The whole album is a pleasure to listen to. Lots of tinkles and twinkles (as promised) over shambling acoustic ditties creating some beautiful atmospherics. It's remarkably nice and if it was a woman walking passed me on the street I'd stop her and tell her how beautiful she is. That kind of nice. Vocals on the odd track but largely instrumental. Woof. I like it.
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