Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Akira Kosemura - Polaroid Piano (2009) (AWESOME !!!)
Genre : Modern Classical, Electronica, Ambient, Experimental, Japan
Akira Kosemura’s (Tokyo,Japan) latest pop miniature for Someone Good, Polaroid Piano, shares this hazy filmic impression. It’s a snapshot of his increasingly personal and evocative piano and electronics pieces, tinted with field recordings (recorded in various locations including recordings from Brisbane and Hobart by Lawrence English) and offered as a series of small but gloriously rich auditory phrases. Played notes and the mechanism of the piano itself share equal presence in the compositions – Kosemura’s physicality evident throughout the album.
Polaroid Piano, like the film from which its name is drawn, captures a moment but does so with a shimmer of the unreal and the imagined.