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)