Release date: 26. 3. 2021
Akira Kosemura releases a new album “88 Keys”.
This album is compiled with the piano solo musical pieces composed and recorded in his private studio during stay home period.
It’s his first attempt to produce a piano solo album with the well-composed music sketches, a different approach from his improvisational piano solo albums released in the past, “Polaroid Piano” (2009) and “One Day” (2016). Due to the pandemic, he was enforced to suspend the work which he had been developing and idea for past few years, and this situation made him to start producing this piano solo album.
In the spring of 2020 when the government declared a state of emergency, this album started out as a respond to his impulsive desire to creating music. A unique and original fourteen music sketches in this album are beautifully written and performed by him with a gentle manner.
The current situation which no one had expected has given a birth to these peaceful piano music, as if a light dropping to the changing world as a sunshine filtering through branches of trees.
/// Album Track List ///
03 Wavering Heart
05 The Eighth Day
09 Hidden Waltz
12 Another Place
13 Nothing Stays The Same
14 By Night
All Music Composed, Arranged and Performed by Akira Kosemura
Recording Engineer: Akira Kosemura
Album Mixed by Shunroku Hitani
Album Mastered by Zino Mikorey
Album Produced by Akira Kosemura
Piano Technician: Yasuaki Kubota
Photographs, Art Direction and Design: Shin Kikuchi
Production Management: SCHOLE INC.
Special Thanks to: David Wenngren, Jenn Ravenna, Arbel Bedak, My Family, Wife and Son.
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