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about the record

Kyoto-based musician Yusaku Arai is known for his production work in the avant-garde scenes of Japanese hip-hop and R&B. On this solo album, however, he offers lengthier, piano-centric meditations that employ the techniques of musique concrète.

Arai’s compositions on the A-side emerged from a reflection on the corporeal and interconnected relationship between his own body and things he encountered in the world—the ocean, a flower petal, a plastic sheet, a hand. His intent is to depict a process in which colors gently well up inside an object, pass through its entirety, and eventually permeate into the body itself.

The B-side primarily consists of a long composition that delves into the unavoidable surplus that arises in communication, whether through gestures or language. This narrative work describes humans as beings torn between enthusiasm and emptiness.

  1. 1 - sky, sky. 1:51
  2. 2 - 白日 5:40
  3. 3 - 手の断片 1:44
  4. 4 - ocean, sea, ocean. 2:58
  5. 5 - なぜなら / mimicry, green, mimicry 2:44
  6. 6 - あ / a 2:20
  7. 7 - 言の一端 / Communicating Vessels 16:48
  8. 8 - 親密さ 2:28

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32,00

only 3 left

  1. 1 - sky, sky. 1:51
  2. 2 - 白日 5:40
  3. 3 - 手の断片 1:44
  4. 4 - ocean, sea, ocean. 2:58
  5. 5 - なぜなら / mimicry, green, mimicry 2:44
  6. 6 - あ / a 2:20
  7. 7 - 言の一端 / Communicating Vessels 16:48
  8. 8 - 親密さ 2:28

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Copy and paste this code to your site to embed.

about the record

Kyoto-based musician Yusaku Arai is known for his production work in the avant-garde scenes of Japanese hip-hop and R&B. On this solo album, however, he offers lengthier, piano-centric meditations that employ the techniques of musique concrète.

Arai’s compositions on the A-side emerged from a reflection on the corporeal and interconnected relationship between his own body and things he encountered in the world—the ocean, a flower petal, a plastic sheet, a hand. His intent is to depict a process in which colors gently well up inside an object, pass through its entirety, and eventually permeate into the body itself.

The B-side primarily consists of a long composition that delves into the unavoidable surplus that arises in communication, whether through gestures or language. This narrative work describes humans as beings torn between enthusiasm and emptiness.

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