PLOP / mü-nest
"And we are put on earth a little space... That we may learn to bear the beams of love." -- William Blake
mu-nest and PLOP are proud to present you, the long-awaited 4th album by the talented Japanese composer, Kyo Ichinose: the “Earthrise 2064”. This stunningly beautiful album, which is highly recommended by Ryota Nozaki (of Jazztronik), Junichi Konuma (one of the most influential music critics in Japan), Akira Kosemura (Schole label head), was inspired by the moving quote by English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake: "And we are put on earth a little space that we may learn to bear the beams of love".
This exquisite album is produced by Ichinose with the holistic theme about the rise of the earth, from the outsider perspective, viewing from outer space. It enfolds the views about the future and the past, and encapsulated them into sounds that delivered from somewhere very far away. As in his previous albums that have received rave reviews around the globe, Ichinose uses his trademark piano and orchestral instruments as the main foundation to construct this distinctively beautiful world. This time, Ichinose even invited Tomoko Kanda (Ex - Anonymass) to feature her crystalline female vocals in this album, in order to better portray the inspiration he drew from the Romantic Age icon, William Blake.
Ichinose feels that he should not say too much about his works in this album. He prefers to allow the listeners to immerse themselves into his magical musical world and experience the distinctive emotion and sentiment of “Earthrise 2064”. For that, he left the listeners with the following note. "Beyond the enormous time-length that we live in, we become aware of our moments and think about the vast space and the floating earth within. Our will to depart from this planet and the longings for the sky, on the contrary to these conations, leaves us more conscious about the gravity leaning onto our bodies. Drawing the near future, far future, near past and the far past. From macro to micro, viewing the chains that strike from the galaxy to each and every cell. Just listen.”
Welcome to Kyo Ichinose’s world, of “Earthrise 2064”.
This is a mü-nest x PLOP special collaboration series vol. 2
released 19 January 2011
All music composed, recorded and mixed by Kyo Ichinose
(except#5 recorded by Tetsuya Yamamoto at Meguro Soko)
Piano, Rhodes, Glockenspiel, Electronics and sounds by Kyo Ichinose, Vocals and Voices by Tomoko Kanda, Violin by Wakako Hamada
Mastered by Corey Fuller
Photography by Yumito Awano
Artwork layout by Satoshi Ogawa
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