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.”
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.
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