Earthrise 2064 (PLOP10)

by Kyo Ichinose

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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.”

テレビCMなどでも大活躍中の実力派の作曲家、一ノ瀬 響 (イチノセ キョウ)。自身初となるヴォーカルトラック(神田智子/元Anonymass)を含む待望の新作。透明感溢れる歌声、どこか懐かしいメロディ、静かに揺れる電子音が時間と空間を越えて遥か未来へのノスタルジーを奏でます。

■Profile

Born in Tokyo on June 26, 1972, Kyo Ichinose graduated with honors in composition from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1995, and continued to study composition on a postgraduate course. He received his M.A. in music in 1997. In 2002, Kyo released his first solo album “The Machineries of Joy”, that was a unique and resonant amalgam of electronic sound and instrumental sound. So far, he released 4 solo albums and the 2nd album “lontano” was selected as one of the best albums in 2004 on WIRE magazine(UK). He’s also been producing, playing, and composing a wide range of music including soundtracks for movies, commercial films, and collaborations with architects, interior/graphic designers, and artists. He magically transforms broad sound materials ranging from “noise” to “beautiful melodies” into breathtaking music and transcends many genres of music. He is now revered as a cutting-edge creator and mastermind in all cultural industries.

1972年、東京生まれ。東京芸術大学音楽学部作曲科卒業、同大学大学院音楽研究科修士課程修了。大学在学中より現代音楽の作曲家として活動をスタートさせる。2002年、独自の豊穣なエレクトロニクスミュージックにより、半野喜弘がA&Rを務めるCurrentレーベルより初のソロアルバム「よろこびの機械」をリリースする。以降「Lontano」(cubicmusic, 2004年)、”Protoplasm”(starnetmuzik, 2007年)、”Earthrise 2064″(Plop/Mu-nest, 2011年)と合計4枚のソロアルバムを制作、UKの音楽雑誌”WIRE”の特集にて年間ベストアルバムの1枚に選ばれるなど、ヨーロッパをはじめとする海外から高い評価を受ける。またソロ活動以外にも数々の先鋭的なCM音楽の作曲やアーティストとのコラボレーション、インスタレーションのサウンドプログラミングまで、常に音と音楽の境界を探るジャンル横断的活動を展開している。

credits

released January 19, 2011

PLOP10
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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