Sourin – Kusaikire / 草いきれ – Audio

Sourin is the ambient-idm project of the Japanese music creator Tomoya Shiono.



Creating music which is of extended duration with many songs running to over eight minutes, the intricate development in the compositions ensures that the tracks are not filled with extraneous concepts, rather bodies of work in which the listener becomes fully absorbed.

The closing track on the recent five track EP Kakyou – 佳境 (available on bandcamp) is the seven minutes and twenty seconds of Kusaikire / 草いきれ, which is also the sprightliest on the release with a drum-kit chasing along the bass-loop and the jazz tinctured keys giving the sense of a journey through space.


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紺紗実 (kon sami) – 夜のワルツ (waltz at night) – Video

The Japanese orchestral-wave creator 紺紗実 (kon sami) was introduced earlier in the year.

紺紗実 (kon sami) - 夜のワルツ (waltz at night)

紺紗実 (kon sami)

From the LP blossom a live performance at the album launch of the last of the nine tracks 夜のワルツ (waltz at night) was made available in which the richness of depth of the compositions is explored in a track that drifts through the room like a lotus leaf supporting an infrastructure of wading lifeforms.

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紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) – blossom – Video

The Japanese synth-soul creator 紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) released the LP blossom earlier in the month, though thus far, only in Japan.

紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) - blossom - artwork

紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) – blossom – artwork

The title track and first of the nine songs – blossom – provides a good indication of the album. Opening with piano which is subsequently accompanied by synths and instrumentation delivering music a calmly drifting measure. The title track, as it evolves is stippled with influences from Southern US blues as slide guitar joins in the just over four minutes number.


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