by yui onodera

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DRONE RECORDS (Germany) 2007 7inch
Recorded & composed in Tokyo, 2006.
All sound sources are guitar and piano.
Photography and cover design by yui onodera.


released January 1, 2007

Although this name sounded familiar, it seems to be the first time we're reviewing music by Yui Onodera from Japan, who calls himself a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He has his own label, Critical Path, but these two releases came from Europe. On the 7" he plays guitars and piano, not that anyone could easily recognize those here. The sounds are taken apart and interwoven on the computer into short but highly sweet pieces of ambient drones, which are also quite musical. It must have been a while since we last heard something on Drone Records that was so careful and delicate made. It's a pity that vinyl is not the most suitable format to present this delicacy.
Frans de Waard (VITAL WEEKLY 590)

「A 面はギターをサンプルに、B 面はピアノをサンプルに使用したとの事だが、その事を音を聴いただけですぐに判別するのは難しい。コンピューターで何度もプロセッシングされ、まったく原形がなくなってしまった楽器の音は、"それでも"ではなく、"それゆえ"に美しい。音を加工して、別のものに変えてしまいたいという欲望は社会学的な概念の”世界”に少しでも近づきたいという表れだと思う。何重にも重ねられたドローンのさらに奥底にある世界の調べとも言うべき音こそが、このレコードの核心だろう。」
chihei hatakeyama

mondii (SPEKK)

「アナログEP の音の良さを再認識、そしてわかった。これは新しい音楽と古くて優れたテクノロジーの稀有な出会いの頒布。yui onodera は、音の中で情感を扱う術と明確なプロデュースの視点を持ったアーティスト。この"SYNERGETICS"は音の練り込みと織り上げが丁寧で、クオリティの高さと共に繊細な表情の変化を味わえる。特にふと郷愁のようなものが訪れるところは格別だ。
tamaru (installing)



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