Midori Hirano
Soniscope

24,00

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why we love this

Like stumbling on old, fuzzy dreams again. Soniscope gives the feeling of a ghostly, gentle hand outstretched from the past, compassionately accompanying you into the future.

about the record

With releases on acclaimed labels such as Longform Editions, Sonic Pieces and Alien Transistor, Midori Hirano is no stranger within the field of electro-acoustic piano music. While she is more known for her studio work, it is often forgotten that she also has a long tradition of writing for films and theatre productions. This forms an important part in her work and a constant inspiration for her autonomous work. Soniscope is no exception in that regard. While working on the film Mizuko (Kira Dane, Katelyn Rebelo, 2019), a still of many little Jizo statuettes got her attention and came to be the first steps of her new album.

“I was fascinated by the combination of the image and sound which well emphasized the stillness with a slight of emotion.”

With the Jizo statuettes on her mind, Midori Hirano wanted to make an album and started envisioning several personal narratives. Soniscope can be considered as the soundtrack of her own personal stories. With Soniscope, Hirano continues in the same vein as her previous albums in which piano and electronic arrangements hold a central place. However, on this record she specifically explored new possibilities in terms of techniques and instruments.

  1. 1 - Missing Night 3:56
  2. 2 - Collapsing Planet (feat. Atsuko Hatano) 4:26
  3. 3 - Mizuko Jizo 2:10
  4. 4 - Strings of Memories 3:12
  5. 5 - Patterns 5:15
  6. 6 - Void 3:01
  7. 7 - Binary Star 2:36
  8. 8 - Inside 3:17
  9. 9 - Phantom Train 4:29
  10. 10 - White Sands 5:52
  11. 11 - Patterns (Foam and Sand remix) 5:09

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Midori Hirano
Soniscope

24,00

only 2 left

  1. 1 - Missing Night 3:56
  2. 2 - Collapsing Planet (feat. Atsuko Hatano) 4:26
  3. 3 - Mizuko Jizo 2:10
  4. 4 - Strings of Memories 3:12
  5. 5 - Patterns 5:15
  6. 6 - Void 3:01
  7. 7 - Binary Star 2:36
  8. 8 - Inside 3:17
  9. 9 - Phantom Train 4:29
  10. 10 - White Sands 5:52
  11. 11 - Patterns (Foam and Sand remix) 5:09

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why we love this

Like stumbling on old, fuzzy dreams again. Soniscope gives the feeling of a ghostly, gentle hand outstretched from the past, compassionately accompanying you into the future.

about the record

With releases on acclaimed labels such as Longform Editions, Sonic Pieces and Alien Transistor, Midori Hirano is no stranger within the field of electro-acoustic piano music. While she is more known for her studio work, it is often forgotten that she also has a long tradition of writing for films and theatre productions. This forms an important part in her work and a constant inspiration for her autonomous work. Soniscope is no exception in that regard. While working on the film Mizuko (Kira Dane, Katelyn Rebelo, 2019), a still of many little Jizo statuettes got her attention and came to be the first steps of her new album.

“I was fascinated by the combination of the image and sound which well emphasized the stillness with a slight of emotion.”

With the Jizo statuettes on her mind, Midori Hirano wanted to make an album and started envisioning several personal narratives. Soniscope can be considered as the soundtrack of her own personal stories. With Soniscope, Hirano continues in the same vein as her previous albums in which piano and electronic arrangements hold a central place. However, on this record she specifically explored new possibilities in terms of techniques and instruments.

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