The fourth album by “akisai”, a Sound/Visual project by Yo Suzuki and Koichi Nakaie, will be released.
Suzuki, a sound composer of akisai, he has been actively composing music for other projects without limiting music genres; piano arrangement and performance for soundtrack piano collection of the game “NieR:Automata” released from Square Enix, also the ambient music composition for the theatre piece. In this album, all his background has reflected in this new album, so it’s not just only an iconic freshening electronica or folktronica sound, but it also includes some music combining these elements with the band music which gives new impression to listeners.
Although this album consists wide variety of musical elements, it includes the essence of resort music style shown in their previous album “Travelers”. Also their wonderful arranging and mixing skills leads to put both ambient and band sound together in a well-balanced manner in this latest release.
Following previous album, this new album’s artwork was also produced by Nakaie, who constructs the worldview of akisai with visuals.
Sound / Visual project by Yo Suzuki and Koichi Nakaie.
Since its formation, this project has been used as a place for free creative activities, and works have been released irregularly while pursuing experimental expressions.
Musicality incorporating various auditory elements such as electronica, ambient, acoustic,Delicate and diverse visual images that shake imagination, by combining these two sensibilities, construct a form of expression.
Among them, continues to transmit unique world view from various aspects such as spatial direction, provision of music and video, participation in the project.
In recent years, while exploring the possibilities of each field while expanding the scope of individual activities, returns to a style that gradually changes.
While continuing to create works, will pursue new attempts to share our senses with artists, spaces, and media related to various fields that are not bound by fixed concepts.
1st album “colors” (2014), 2nd album “images (2015) and 3rd album “Travelers” (March 2020) were released from Schole Records. Also released other works in different format; a collaboration series, “Natsu Ni Ukabu” (with paniyolo), “Simplify your life” (with Damon Broussard), EP online releases “spaces” and “re:qualia”, and four piano solo works.
In 2021, 4th album “Landscapes”, akisai’s masterpiece, will be released from Schole Records.
all tracks produced and mixed by yo suzuki
masterd by george mastrokostas
a&r – akira kosemura
artwork, design & art direction – koichi nakaie
creative coordinate – shin kikuchi
sales promotion – tokuhei matsuo
production management – schole inc.
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