lunes, 29 de diciembre de 2014

Feliz Año 2015

Feliz Año Nuevo!

Happy New Year!


viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2014

List ~ 2014

Vida :

My daughter, María Luisa Durand.


A place :

A mysterious house, in Tokyo, where an old woman sung a traditional song. A garden full of pots with flowers and plants, a beautiful cat.

Music :

-Andrew Chalk – The Circle of Days (Faraway Press) Vinyl
-Machinone – Tokyo (Flau) CD
-Kot Kot – Кунь – (Jozik Records) Tape
-Taylor Deupree – Snow (Dusk, Dawn) – 12k
-Asuna – Butterfly (Sweet Dreams Press) Vinyl
-Chihei Hatakeyama + Hakobune – It is, It isn’t (White Paddy Mountain) CD
-Stephan Mathieu – The Falling Rocket (Dekorder) Vinyl
-Reet Hendrikson – Reet (Nature Bliss) CD
-Olli Aarni – Kimalle (Dauw) Tape
-ILLUHA – Akari (12k) CD
-Andrew Chalk & Friends – Painted Screens (An’archives) Tape
-Otto A. Totland - Pinô (
Sonic Pieces) CD
-Umeko Ando – Ihunke – CD
-Sawako – (Baskaru) - CD
-Vera Sienra – Nuestra Soledad (Vik, 1969) – LP
-Reiko Kudo -夜の稲 – (Majikick Records, 2000) - CD

Adventure :

Japanese Tour 花見 - 2014 along with Stephan, Taylor, Tomoyoshi, Corey and many Japanese musicians and friends. My high gratitude to every person I meet in Japan. I treasure every moment.

Books :

Riikka Pelo - La portadora del cielo
Martin Heidegger - Heráclito
Natalia Méndez -  Hojas sobre la almohada
Elva De Lóizaga, con ilustraciones de Norah Borges - Poesía Argentina Para Los Niños
Marcelo Loeb - Las tarjetas postales de C. Galli Franco y Cía. (Catálogo e historia de las postales de Uruguay)

Cats :

Mumi & Kiku

Equipment :

Corey's gift : Roland Space Echo
TDK cassette-tapes
Arturia Microbrute
Seashells from Kumano
Auris Lyre

jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2014

Jól 1915

Feliz Navidad - Merry Xmas

New album! Melodía ~ Diario de viaje (Home Normal, 2014)

Melodía - Diario de Viaje 

Order :

label : Home Normal (Japan)
artwork : Caroline Derselle
design : Christian Roth & Ian Hawgood
master : Tomoyoshi Date
tour pictures : Melodía
release date : 25 December 2014
format : CD

Melodía is Federico Durand and Tomoyoshi Date.

This album was recorded in Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Germany and Japan. Mixed in Tokyo and Buenos Aires.


Muchas gracias Tomoyoshi, Ian y Home Normal! F.


Press Release:

Tomoyoshi Date has long been on the Home Normal radar due to his wonderful solo work, as well as his work with Chihei Hatakeyama (Opitope), Corey Fuller (ILLUHA), and finally, with our dear friend Federico Durand (Melodía). Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but currently residing in Tokyo, Japan, Tomo started working with Fede (himself from a suburb of beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina), after releasing solo works on the brilliant Own Records label. After touring in Europe in 2012, they released their first album as Melodía called ‘Saudades’ in February of 2013.
After the success of the Melodía debut, as well as Federico’s growing popularity in Japan in particular with the now classic Home Normal release ‘El Libro De Los Árboles Mágicos’, Tomo invited Fede to tour Japan. The result of recordings in hotel rooms, friend’s houses, fields, and various other places, is the perfectly titled ‘Diario de viaje’ (literally translated as ‘travel diary’).  Taken from their recordings in both Europe and Japan, the album perfectly embodies the tender, organic nature of their work, as they carefully layer the most fragile of sounds.
Given the nature of Home Normal as essentially a home to wandering / wondering music, ‘Diario de viaje’ is a perfect fit of music through true friendship; a wide-eyed innocent look at the world as it should be. Given that both have recently become fathers (Fede for the first time, Tomo for the second) , this innocence is something warm to snuggle up to as the winter takes its chilly hold.