okamotonoriaki - a little planet (CD+DVD)

  • Cat No : mnc013
  • Label : Mu-nest
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2 years after his critically acclaimed debut album, “Telescope”, musician cum visual artist okamotonoriaki picked up where he left off, and back with his 2nd solo album - “A Little Planet”, a wonderfully melodic album that is almost diary-like, capturing the emotions about uncertainties, about happiness, and about exploring the new sides of life. Beautiful piano notes, exquisite melody lines, layer after layer of masterfully crafted beat programming, those details that made up okamotonoriaki’s gorgeous debut album, continue to excel in this new album. Mellow field recordings, those tiny noises and delicate glitches that hover around, added further depth into his works, and the extensive use of the elements of beats further illustrates the movement of the emotions in the interaction with the daily life. One of the highlights in this album, is the wonderful collaboration with Tokyo’s famed indie musician, Cokiyu. Her feathery whispering vocals gracefully instilled a new dimension into okamotonoriaki’s pop-ish electronica work. To add more diversity into the album, he also roped in his live performance acoustic guitarist, Takumi Nishinoya, to breeze some gentle fresh air into the electronic pieces, making his music even more accessible, and irresistible. As an award-winning visual artist, okamotonoriaki produced 3 amazing music videos for the album, which are included in the DVD-R accompanying the album. The DVD-R also features another beautiful music video produced by Berlin visual artist, T.S. Wendelstein. “A Little Planet” is skilfully mastered by Tokyo’s renowned musician and sound engineer, Chihei Hatakeyama, and features the wonderful design by Tokyo/Berlin-based design studio The Simple Society, with illustrations from Izumi Matsuhashi.


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