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.
speachrow(feat. itoko toma)
music: yo suzuki
chorus: itoko toma
Find your way
music: Fabrizio Somma
4: daisuke miyatani + yutaka hirasaka
kind of blue
music: daisuke miyatani + yutaka hirasaka
5: Jochen Tiberius Koch (with Gunnar Skrocki)
music: Jochen Tiberius Koch
6: dakota suite, quentin sirjacq & Velladon
the sea has many voices
music: quentin sirjacq
string arrangements by chris hooson & Velladon
mix: david buxton & Hiroshi iguchi
7: Quentin Sirjacq
music: Quentin Sirjacq
8: Tim Linghaus
Wish I Were With You
music: Tim Linghaus
9: Haythem Mahbouli
music: Haythem Mahbouli
10: Itoko Toma
music: itoko toma
mix: iguchi hiroshi
12: Akira Kosemura & Dom Mino’
a song from the past
music: akira kosemura & dom mino’
Kieliは、スウェーデン／フィンランド出身の歌手でありマルチ・インストゥルメンタリストElin Pöllänenのソロプロジェクト。北欧とフィン・ウゴル語派のフォーク・ミュージックの音楽的背景と、レディオヘッド、シガー・ロス、ビョーク等からの音楽的影響を併せ持つKieliが創り出すシネマティックなインディー・フォーク音楽からは、古い木造家の中で見つけた様々な音色（グロッケンシュピール、ハーモニウム、バイオリン、ピアノ、ギター、そして木床や小枝から出る色々な音）が聴こえてくる。 Kieliは、全ての生けるものの権利や持続可能性への約束を音楽を使って具現化している。自分の真っ直ぐな声を、共感や活力ともに響かせ、現状をよりよいものにしたいと願っている。
1st EP ‘Tick Tick Talk’ を今夏 Schole Recordsより、リリース予定。
Kieli is the solo-project of Swedish/Finnish singer and multi-instrumentalist Elin Pöllänen. With roots in Nordic and Finno-Ugric folk music and influences such as Radiohead, Sigur ros and Björk, Kieli composes cinematic indie-folk that invites the listener to hear the versatility of instruments that can be found in an old wooden house: glockenspiel, harmonium, violin, piano, guitar, and the different sounds of wooden floors and sticks.
Kieli’s music embodies her commitment to human and animal rights, and sustainability. With an honest and personal voice, she wants to resonate with empathy and empowerment, and challenge the status quo.
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.
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.
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”.
Guitarist / Composer, based in Tokyo.
My some works are released with international record label, Inner Ocean Records, Orikami Records so on.
Also some collaboration works with some great friends are released worldwide. (With idealism / singular balance / oatmello, or so)
The style of music is mainly ambient, chillhop, abstract jazz etc.
シンセサイザー、ガジェットマシン、ギター、ボーカル、ピアノ、コンピューター、 ユーロラックモジュラーシンセサイザー 、ストリングスなど数々の楽器を駆使して、音楽を構築していく。
それ以来、彼はバンドでの活動に焦点を当ててきたので、 ソロ活動の歴史はあまりないが、 彼がこれまでに作曲した曲はこれまでのところ、5000曲を超えている。
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.
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.
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.
Emerging from the then developing electronica scene of Kuala Lumpur back in 2007, musician flica has since released a commendable body of work which had garnered the interest of listeners from outside the insular scene.
Presently, flica is intent on revealing to the world the culmination of his musical evolution through forthcoming fifth album sub:side. Also fittingly marking his 10th anniversary as an artiste, the album favours a more lo-fi and minimal approach to ambient that seamlessly mixed the oriental with the experimental without sounding overwrought.
1985年6月6日東京生まれ。在学中の2007年にソロ・アルバム「It’s On Everything」を豪レーベルより発表後、自身のレーベル「Schole Records」を設立。以降、ソロアルバムをコンスタントに発表しながら、テレビドラマや映画、舞台、CM音楽の分野で活躍している。主なスコア作品に、ハリウッドで制作された海外ドラマ「Love Is__」、TBS系テレビドラマ「中学聖日記」、コンテンポラリーバレエ公演「MANON」、ミラノ万博・日本館展示作品などがあり、特定の枠に収まらない独自の活動を展開している。Spotify が発表する「海外で最も再生された日本人アーティスト／楽曲 Top10」に2017年、2018年連続でランクインしているほか、米国メディア「Pitchfork」、豪州新聞紙「THE AGE」、フランス公共放送「FIP」にてその才能を賞賛されるなど、国内外から注目される作曲家である。
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. Akira has composed music for film, stage, and commercials, including the OWN series Love Is__ produced by Mara Brock Akil, TBS series Chugakusei Nikki, a contemporary ballet piece MANON choreographed by Kimiho Hulbert, and Japan Pavilion in Milano EXPO. His works have received high acclaim from media outlets around the world, including Pitchfork in the US.
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.
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.