• LP

Felis Catus And Silence

  • Cat No: UW030LP
  • 2022-04-18

日本人ギタリスト/コンポーザーの貴水玲央の作品がUNSEEN WORLDSから、これは予想通り大当たり、魔法。

ジャズ系ギタリストの貴水玲央の作品。モノ・フォンタナ/スピネッタらの70`sジャズ・ロック/南米マジカルフュージョンの質感、または濱瀬元彦らのクラシカル/ニューエイジ解釈の日本人らしい意匠を凝らしたジャズといった趣で個人的にもツボすぎる。はたまたドビュッシーみたいなマジカルな19世紀音楽の現代盤?海外のレーベルからの日本人コンポーザーの発掘で思わぬ発見があったりしますがこれも好例。うつくしすぎる。ネオ・クラシカル?100年前か、100年後かわからない音楽ですが兎に角推薦であります。って今GONNO氏からの情報で、本盤はBEN UFOにもチェックされているとか。 (Shhhhh)

Felis Catus and Silence is a breakthrough release for Tokyo composer-guitarist Leo Takami, following the milestone albums Children’s Song (2012) and Tree of Life (2017). Takami counterpoints the soothing aesthetics of prime-era Windham Hill New Age guitar-heroism with meditative, intellectual compositions comprised of ambitious, process-oriented arrangements. While Takami largely wears his genre influences on his sleeve -- jazz, classical, Japanese gagaku -- the influence of ambient music is a tacit foundation of his work. Working diligently outside of any established communities for fringe musics, Takami conjures this association through a patient focus on generous musical intervals. Steady, kaleidoscopic unfolding of his compositions reflect Takami’s creative intent to “become aware of precisely the time and place I am living.” The unabashedly sweet, tuneful virtues of his music in concert with this reflective form provide an artistic relief of Takami’s thematic harmony. “Each song is based on birth and death, and moving onto the next stage...”

Leo Takami, born 1970, studied guitar under Hideaki Tsumura (aka Kamekichi Tsumura) and performs regularly in Tokyo.

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