Minuscule electronic portraits with intense foreign spices.
Clicks and cuts, chopped piano extracts, broken melodies and digital symphonies spread across tranquil ambient streams are ever-present on Akashic Records. Bass thumps are massaged across Japanese vocal clips on a few tracks as emotive passages are balanced by glitch-lullaby meanderings. A sojourn of harmonic detail, disjointed keys sway in the wind, sliced chords and textured rhythms encapsulate a minimalist approach of the Mille Plateaux kind. It all becomes clear when consumed as a whole, these are minuscule electronic portraits with intense foreign spices. Via audible means, Kita Kouhei refines mystical knowledge encoded in the aether on this 10-track, impacting collection.
Akashic Records is available on Lantern / Nature Bliss.