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Diary 2016​-​2019

by Akira Kosemura

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October 25 2019 release
Label: Schole Records

“Diary 2016-2019” is a first music archive compilation of Akira Kosemura’s music composed between 2016 and 2019, selected by the artist himself.
All the music included in the album are the first time to be released on CD, and not been released on either CDs or records previously.
As this album titled as “Diary”, all the tracks are listed in time order, which includes the original sound track for "Konatsu and Hiyori" (Kansai TV Production), a music composed for the ending scene of French movie “Mais vous êtes fous (Losing It)”, a short composition series ‘In Moonlight’ produced during the score production for “Chūgakusei Nikki” (TBS TV Drama), ‘You’ which was used as a theme song for an American TV Drama “Love Is __”, a rework version of ‘Someday’ featuring Devendra Banhart, and 2 unreleased tracks ‘Red Diary’ and ‘Late Night Tales’. With total of 17 songs included in the album.
This album can be an introductory piece for piano music lovers, but also can be recommended to soundtrack fans. It is a music diary written with a piano, colored with his sensitive emotions.


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Born in Tokyo in 1985, Japanese composer Akira Kosemura debuted his first solo album, “It’s On Everything”, on an Australian label in 2007 while he was still in school. That same year, he founded his own label, Schole Records, and garnered good reviews by releasing various albums of crossover genre music featuring the sounds of piano, strings, winds, synthesizers, and field recordings. Akira has composed music for film, stage, and commercials, including the OWN series Love Is__ produced by Mara Brock Akil, TBS series Chugakusei Nikki, a contemporary ballet piece MANON choreographed by Kimiho Hulbert, and Japan Pavilion in Milano EXPO. In recent years, he has worked collaboratively with international brands such as TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. MAISON DE REEFUR, Nikon, Rado, IKEA and KINFOLK. Also Akira featured Devendra Banhart on a single titled Someday. His works have received high acclaim from media outlets around the world, including Pitchfork in the US.

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released October 25, 2019

tr01-05 From The Short Film "小夏日和 (Konatsu and Hiyori)"
Kansai Television Co. Ltd.

tr06 From The French Movie "Mais vous êtes fous (Losing It)"

music composed, arranged & performed by Akira Kosemura
produced by Akira Kosemura

violins, viola: Atsuki Yoshida (tr01-03, tr05, tr07)
cello: Yumi Shimazu (tr01-03, tr05)
clarinets: Keiko Shinozuka (tr01, tr03, tr05, tr07)
programming: Dom Mino' (tr11)
vocal: Devendra Banhart (tr12)
piano, synthesizer & programming: Akira Kosemura

recording engineer: Akira Kosemura, Shunroku Hitani & Keigo Sonoda
mixing engineer: Shunroku Hitani at 54it Tokyo (tr01-10, tr16-17), Akira Kosemura at Schole Tokyo (tr11-12, tr14-15), Keigo Sonoda at Pastoral Sound Tokyo (tr13)
mastering engineer: George Mastrokostas
art direction & design: Shin Kikuchi
production management: Schole Inc.

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Akira Kosemura Tokyo, Japan

Born in Tokyo in 1985, Japanese composer Akira Kosemura debuted his first solo album, “It’s On Everything”, on an Australian label in 2007 while he was still in school. That same year, he founded his own label, Schole Records, and garnered good reviews by releasing various albums of crossover genre music featuring the sounds of piano, strings, winds, synthesizers, and field recordings. ... more

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