“akisai”, a sound / visual project consisting of Yo Suzuki and Koichi Nakaie, will be releasing their third album. The CD comes with a code link to see their visual work “re:consideration”, for listeners to enjoy the entire album consciously produced with affinity of sound and visual. The music is composed with similar manner as the previous album, using electronica sound with acoustic ambient elements. Although, this album consists more sound of musical instruments (guitar, piano, flute, etc.) played by Suzuki, which shows a different aspect of him as a multi-instrumentalist. Their new work shows more varieties than ever, as some oriental and pop feeling can be heard towards the later part of album, and a sound with the taste of minimal and comfortable ambient music used for the bonus visual works. This visual work simply captures the moments of extraordinary environmental and scenic changes, for the people who live in the city. Enhancing the transparency of different boundaries on each viewer’s memories, experiences, and emotions, and the dreamy worldview be created by transmitting beautiful form and sound to our wide variety of senses. This album is completed as if sketching the cycle reaction, that our own senses will change its colors through the journey of sound and visual, then gently and smoothly comes back to our daily life.
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.
The first album “colors” (2014) and the second album “images” (2015) released from Schole Records, and the 3rd album “Travelers” will be released in March 2020.
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.