The second album by the duo “synfilums” consisting of Shin Kikuchi, an art director of Schole Records whom produced artworks for various musician’s albums, and Itoko Toma, a modern classical artist whom creates experimental but accessible sound works with her classical music background, will be released. The album contains both music and artbook as their previous release.
In this album, the second half of the album is produced by Toma by using the elements of music produced by Kikuchi in the first half of the album, it has a concept that a single motif can be reborn through imagination.
“ReBorn”, the second track, is originally a piano piece composed for “Summer Ghost”, the first film directed by the up-and-coming illustrator loundraw, released in 2021. It was sublimated into a complete musical work with the guest guitarist Paniyolo,
“Syn Crho”, a bonus track which also appeared on their first album, is a reworked music by Kikuchi and Toma from their current point of view. It also includes reworked music of flica and akisai, familiar musicians from Schole Records.
In the art book, it consists the photos and artwork produced to date with retouching and reworking, which bring new aspects to each work and stay more closely to the musical works.
A 88landscapes Release
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All Music by synfilums
Produced by Shin Kikuchi
Arranged by Itoko Toma
Bass, Vocal, Lyrics & Programming: Shin Kikuchi
Piano, Vocal, Synthesizer: Itoko Toma
Track13 reworked by filica
Track14&15 reworked by akisai
Recorded by synfilums
Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Hiroshi Iguchi
Art Direction, Design & Photographs: Shin Kikuchi
℗2023 88 landscapes
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Photographs, Artwork & Design: Shin Kikuchi
Model: Itoko Toma
Published by SCHOLE INC.
©︎ Shin Kikuchi / SCHOLE INC.
Shin Kikuchi organises SCHOLE label with his finely honed sense of beauty, and his visual works expresses the deeper worldview with delicateness which attracts many fans with the sophisticated design. Besides photography, visual works, and paintings, he now attempts to produce music as another form of expression. A music duo “synfilums” formed with Itoko Toma, a modern classical artist whom composes an experimental and intimate musical works with her classical background, start producing music from 2020.
Sound creation with high-affinity in visually and auditory to be promised from their works.