Andrew Riley – R.P.G. – Audio

The US triphop creator Andrew Riley released the LP Adrift on the 18th.

Andrew Riley - Adrift - artwork

Andrew Riley – Adrift – artwork

A collaborative album (available on bandcamp) with each of the tracks featuring one of the Japanese vocalists まりか (Marika),  ケイコ ヨシムラ (Keiko Yoshimura) or the US singer Ami, barring the sixth and penultimate tracks.

The immersive, approximately forty two minutes, ten songs on the LP finds the mind completely absorbed in the downtempo ambient warmth of the intangible beauty of the combinations of molten electronica, strings, keys and haunting voices – with time passing unnoticed.

My selection from the album being the fourth – R.P.G. which features ケイコ ヨシムラ.

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まりかwebsite

Amisocial media page

ケイコ ヨシムラwebsite

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3×6 – Sacrifice – Audio

The Japanese DnB producer 3X6 released the single Sacrifice on the 27th of July.

3x6

3×6

A three track single (available on bandcamp) which fill the room with a dark throbbing industrial presence in to which the listener entrusts their very being, losing sense of time and space in the enveloping roughly eighteen minutes of psytrance.

The closer is the title track – Sacrifice.

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阿佐ヶ谷ロマンティクス (Asagaya Romantics) – 君の待つ方へ (Waiting For You) – Video

The Japanese j-pop-dancehall quartet 阿佐ヶ谷ロマンティクス (Asagaya Romantics) released the LP 灯がともる頃には (By The Time The Sun Come Up) on the 16th.

阿佐ヶ谷ロマンティクス (Asagaya Romantics)

阿佐ヶ谷ロマンティクス

The fifth track is the ska influenced, keys fused – 君の待つ方へ (Waiting For You), which has the infectious dance beat of dancehall, allied to the joie de vivre of j-pop.

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灯がともる頃には – 阿佐ヶ谷ロマンティクス is available on iTunes.*

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There’s too much – 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice) – Audio

The Japanese based New Zealand ambient drone project There’s too much revealed the latest song 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice) on the 4th.

There`s too much - 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice)

There`s too much

Unlike previous material featured by There’s Too Much since introduction in 2013, 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice), doesn’t fill the room with an oppressive dystopian darkness – though do bear in mind drone is never chirpy, it does however fill the room with a carrier signal which burrows deep in to the mind, extending for a margin under six and five sixths minutes.

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古川麦 (Baku Furukawa) – Halo – Video

The Japanese / US  art-rock project 古川麦 (Baku Furukawa) released the LP シースケープ (Seascape) last week.

古川麦 - photo by - 鈴木 竜一朗 (Ryuichiro Suzuki)

古川麦 – photo by – 鈴木 竜一朗 (Ryuichiro Suzuki)

The nine track album is influenced by the disparate geo-political influences of both childhood and adult life and is a blend of angular jazz-fusion and melted café-rock which is derives its intrigue by the contrasting imagery cast through the listeners mind..

Halo is the sixth track and a fair gateway to シースケープ.

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