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In The Dark Woods

by Akira Kosemura

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    Limited Edition 12", Gold Colored Vinyl.
    180 g Heavyweight Vinyl Pressing.
    Full Cover Artwork, Record Comes In A Full Colours Inner Sleeve.
    Record Includes A Free Download Voucher Of The Full Album.

    The REPAK® tray is suitable for all kinds of packagings carrying a compact disc or a DVD.
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    REPAK ® is a product owned and produced by Dille Packagings AB, a company in Dillebolagen group.

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    L: length 73cm / width 55cm / shoulder 50 cm / sleeve 22cm

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Akira Kosemura releases a new album “In The Dark Woods”.
This album is produced under very intimate and personal environment, with combination of electronic and acoustic sound of Piano, Wurlitzer, and Synthesizer with a strings quartet, as similar to the music heard from his previous improvisational solo piano work “One Day” released in 2016.
“Treasuring a serene feeling and an intimate conversation with oneself.” is the main concept of his new work, which recalls a vivid emotions, as music goes into one’s body and feels a blood flow deep into a heart. As indicated in the title, an entire album is filled with an obscure darkness and a world of misty sounds never to be feared of, like a comfortable quietness in the dark where a child in the womb is hearing mother’s heartbeat.
As the music goes on, it gradually begin to widen an introspective worldview. The combined sounds of repeated phrases as seen in minimal music method, a sophisticated crossover sound in between acoustics and electronics, and an improvisational solo piano will present the worldview suggestive of a broad theme, such as a circulation of life or the law of nature.
The highlights of the album “In The Dark Woods” and its variations “Letter From A Distance” will leave the listeners with deep emotions and afterglow, as one sees a glimpse of a path beyond the darkness found in inner deep woods after an inward conversation.


"Profile"
Born in Tokyo, June 6th, 1985.
In 2007, debuted from Australian label with his first solo album “It’s On Everything” while he’s at school. At the same year, he founded own label “Schole Records”, and garner good reviews by releasing various albums of crossover genre music with the sound of Piano, strings, synthesizer, and field recording. Akira has composed music for films, stage, and commercials, such as “Embers (directed by Junpei Matsumoto)” starring Yuya Yagira, “Haru-chika (directed by Masahide Ichii)” starring Kanna Hashimoto and Shori Sato, a contemporary ballet piece “MANON (choreography by Kimiho Hulbert)”, TV commercial of au Santaro, and Japan Pavilion in Milano EXPO. In recent years, he works collaboratively with international companies such as IKEA, NIKON, KINFOLK, RADO. His works were introduced and received high acclaim from popular US music media “PITCHFORK” and the major Australian newspaper “THE AGE”, which drew additional attraction not only Japan but to overseas as a composer.

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released September 15, 2017

In The Dark Woods
Music Composed & Arranged by Akira Kosemura

Piano, Keyboards & Electronics: Akira Kosemura
1st Violin: Atsuki Yoshida
2nd Violin: Natsumi Okimasu
Viola: Kintaro Hagiya
Cello: Yumi Shimazu
Contrabass: Toru Nishijima

M01-14, 17 Recorded and Mixed by Akira Kosemura
M15 Recorded at Temma Church and Mixed by Hiroshi Iguchi
M16 Recorded at Pastoral Sound and Mixed at 54it by Shunroku Hitani (studio MSR)
Studio Coordination: Keigo Sonoda (Pastoral Sound)
Mastered by Hiromits Shoji
Sales Promotion: Kazumitsu Yoshida, Romain Meril and Matthieu Burel
Art direction, Photographs and Design: Shin Kikuchi
Production Management: SCHOLE INC.
Produced by Akira Kosemura

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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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