domingo, 29 de junio de 2014

Machinone - Tokyo (Flau, Japan)

A beautiful colaboration. Machinone's album debut, by Flau (Japan)

Once again, flau has become home for another exciting new artist. Machinone, the multi-instrumentalist who hails from Tohoku, Japan, with his gorgeous debut album “Tokyo”, joined the ever expanding artist roster of flau.

6 years ago, machinone (Daizo Kato) from Tohoku, moved to the west side of Tokyo, and opened a new chapter of his life. During these 6 years, he has been drawn to the fascinating surroundings of the town he stayed – a wonderful mix of modernization from the current time and nostalgic vestiges of the urban past. And thus, his debut album “Tokyo” was born – a collection of machinone’s delicate sketches of the town.

Using prepared guitar, with bow and bell, banjo, clarinet, stepping organ, wood toys, tape recorder, small piano, and various other musical instruments, mechinone gently outlined his various impressions of Tokyo. Soft finger-picking guitar playing, melodies with a sense of nostalgic, warm tape noise touches, ensemble of lush acoustic instruments, field recordings and ambient sounds that came from outside of his bedroom, encapsulate his sounds in a very unique way. This delicate debut album from machinone also made perfect by guest musicians like Takashi Tsuda (Radiosonde), Danny Norbury, Federico Durand, and elegantly mastered by Naph, who all together gave the album wonderful doses of beauty and exquisiteness. (text re-written by wei @ mu-nest)

ギターを中心にバンジョー、クラリネット、足踏みオルガン、木製の玩具、テープレコーダー、ピアノなど、様々な楽器を操るマルチ・インストゥルメンタリストmachinoneが録りためた記念すべきファーストアルバムとなる都市のスケッチ集。自身が6年程住んだ東京の西側をテーマに、現代から田園風景が広がっていた過去の面影と幻想が入り交じった、広い意味での街を描いています。優しくノスタルジックな旋律を奏でるギターのフィンガー・ピッキング、温もりのあるテープノイズの感触、牧歌的で瑞々しい生楽器のアンサンブルを柔らかく包み込むように偶然入って来る周囲の音。朴訥とした雰囲気の中にもユニークな音響トリートメントと、ベルや弓などを使ったプリペアド・ギターなど自由な奏法とミックスによって、東京の持つ多彩な表情を穏やかに紡いだファーストアルバムです。Danny Norbury、Federico Durand、そして津田貴司がゲスト参加