On the summer of 2018, large-scale disasters frequently occurred in Japan, which left a great damage to various places. We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to all the victims of these natural disasters.
SCHOLE launched this project from the spirit of continuous and long-term support for the recovery from these disasters.
Wonderful musicians from our SCHOLE label and friends composed music especially for this project, and they will be digitally released. We hope listeners will enjoy these beautiful musical pieces to help support the steps toward a recovery.
Hope this project gives an opportunity to think what we can do now for the areas affected by natural disaster, not only in Japan but throughout the world, from listening to music we deliver. We appreciate to all the musicians/artists whom contributed music to support this project, and the label wishes to construct the circle of hope through the power of music.
By listening to the music, all the profit (excluding the cost of production) will be sent as donation to Japan Red Cross Society and disaster recovery organizations. Our label accountant will calculate the amount and transfer the money every once in three month.
Born in Tokyo in 1985.
Japanese composer Akira Kosemura debuted his first solo album, “It’s On Everything”, on an Australian label in 2007 while he was still in school. That same year, he founded his own label, Schole Records, and garnered good reviews by releasing various albums of crossover genre music featuring the sounds of piano, strings, winds, synthesizers, and field recordings.
Dom Mino’ (Domenico Mino’) is an artist who’s currently living in London.
His tunes are exceedingly soft and delicate. Even though they’re played and controlled mainly by electronic sounds, his “sweet pop music” somehow reminds us of the typical Japanese lyricism, yet also has a daydream-like comforting quality.
In his past, Dom Mino’ provided some of his tunes for the short films and animation pieces by Ed Holdsworth (a video artist) and created a huge sensation after those video pieces made appearances on BBC website.
Born in France. Composer/Pianist.
Majored in composition and improvisation at Royal Conservatoire The Hague and Mills College in Oakland, California.
In Japan, the solo debut album “La Chambre Claire” (Japan release version) was released in 2011. Then a year after the release date, he toured Japan as a solo pianist. During his stay in Tokyo, he recorded for the second solo album “Piano Memories” and released under same label. In 2016, his third album “far islands and near places” is released.
Born in 1977, Japan. Based in Kurashiki.
She starts learning classical piano from 4 years old. First time listening to The Beatles was at her age of 11, then after that she showed her interest into the different genre of music besides a Classical music.
First solo album “dreamtime” (2010) released from “felicity” label, , second album “when the world will mix well” is released from SCHOLE label.
Tim was born in the GDR in the early 1980s. He made his first experiences with making music when he discovered his father's RX 11 and guitars when he was a young boy. During his school and university years he played guitar in a couple of bands that touched different genres ranging from metal to singer/songwriter. Today, Tim’s music is mainly based on piano, synthesizers and noise.
From Awaji Island, Japan.
His sound works are created from a guitar with the environmental sound, and there is a concept of in between sound and music or improvisation and composition. Albums are released from both Japanese and international labels.
Besides composing works, he has been teaching DIY MUSIC as a guest lecturer at Freedom Univ, also works as a music arranger, remixer, distributing sound for visual works or website, and as a music selector.
Also, he has another project “+COFFEE”, a coffee shop without a permanent shop, and known for its unique style of serving a new written song and a coffee as a set menu called “MUSIC+COFFEE”.
Based in Tokyo. Visual/Sound project by Koichi Nakaie and Yo Suzuki.
Along with their own individual works, they started to present their unfettered and experimental works irregularly.
Since its beginning of the project, they have been producing works which goes beyond the category, by combining pictures and graphics into layers to create the bold sensitive colorful visual images, and with the mixed sound elements of electronica, ambient, and musical instruments etc.
In March 2014, the first album “colors” has been released from SCHOLE.
In October 2015, the second album “images” released from same label.
A solo project by guitarist Muneki Takasaka. Born in 1982, Fukushima. Paniyolo’s career starts from the live performance at Mona Record in Shimokitazawa in December 2006. After the gig support for akira kosemura + haruka nakamura performance at UNIT Daikanyama, he started to involve with schole releases and live performances. Then four acoustic guitar albums has been released from schole, “I’m home” (2009), “Sangatsu-ga-nemuru” (2010), “HITOTEMA” (2012), “Christmas Album” (2012). Latest original album “TAMA NO KOTO” will be released on April 2015.
Fabrizio Somma, aka K-Conjog, is a producer, a musician and a composer of electronic music.
In October 2018 Magic Spooky Ears, will be released: a brand new LP for the Japanese Schole Inc.
Jochen Tiberius Koch
Born in 1983, from Leipzig, Germany.
A composer and a devotee of sounds, who loves all frequencies (especially low frequency) and who has various (non-)musically outputs.
His music consists with bewilderment and harmony, and brings pleasurable melancholy.
Formed in Leeds, England to express the inner worldview of Chris Hooson. Debuted in 1998 with “Alone With Everybody”. Twenty albums had been released until now.
The line-up musicians changes in each album, but continues to compose music filled with sadness which is called as slow core or sad core.