“Diary 2016-2019” is a first music archive compilation of Akira Kosemura’s music composed between 2016 and 2019, selected by the artist himself.
All the music included in the album are the first time to be released on CD, and not been released on either CDs or records previously.
As this album titled as “Diary”, all the tracks are listed in time order, which includes the original sound track for “Konatsu and Hiyori” (Kansai TV Production), a music composed for the ending scene of French movie “Mais vous êtes fous (Losing It)”, a short composition series ‘In Moonlight’ produced during the score production for “Chūgakusei Nikki” (TBS TV Drama), ‘You’ which was used as a theme song for an American TV Drama “Love Is __”, a rework version of ‘Someday’ featuring Devendra Banhart, and 2 unreleased tracks ‘Red Diary’ and ‘Late Night Tales’. With total of 17 songs included in the album.
This album can be an introductory piece for piano music lovers, but also can be recommended to soundtrack fans. It is a music diary written with a piano, colored with his sensitive emotions.
01. Main Theme – From “Konatsu and Hiyori”
02. Distance Between – From “Konatsu and Hiyori”
03. Two Of Us – From “Konatsu and Hiyori”
04. Things Change – From “Konatsu and Hiyori”
05. I’m (Not) Here – From “Konatsu and Hiyori”
06. But You’re Mad – From “Mais vous êtes fous”
08. In Moonlight, Op.1
09. In Moonlight, Op.2
11. A Song From The Past
12. Someday Reworked 2017 feat. Devendra Banhart
13. Joy (2017 Alt Version)
15. Out Of The Solitary Mind
16. Red Diary
17. Late Night Tales
tr01-05 From The Short Film “小夏日和 (Konatsu and Hiyori)”
Kansai Television Co. Ltd.
tr06 From The French Movie “Mais vous êtes fous (Losing It)”
music composed, arranged & performed by Akira Kosemura
produced by Akira Kosemura
violins, viola: Atsuki Yoshida (tr01-03, tr05, tr07)
cello: Yumi Shimazu (tr01-03, tr05)
clarinets: Keiko Shinozuka (tr01, tr03, tr05, tr07)
programming: Dom Mino’ (tr11)
vocal: Devendra Banhart (tr12)
piano, fender rhodes, synthesizer & programming: Akira Kosemura
recording engineer: Akira Kosemura, Shunroku Hitani & Keigo Sonoda
mixing engineer: Shunroku Hitani at 54it Tokyo (tr01-10, tr16-17), Akira Kosemura at Schole Tokyo (tr11-12, tr14-15), Keigo Sonoda at Pastoral Sound Tokyo (tr13)
mastering engineer: George Mastrokostas
art direction & design: Shin Kikuchi
production management: Schole Inc.
nice review in French (Indie Rock Mag):
the interview of Akira Kosemura on Amnplify (Australia):