Komorebi

by Alpha Chrome Yayo

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Stephen Roddy
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Stephen Roddy This is an excellent release. It’s a brave record that is reminiscent of the second half of Bowie/Enzo’s ‘Low’ in some places at others it recalls the same razor sharp guitar work of John Sykes in his 1980s Hey Day. Cannot recommend enough.
moonlitrain017
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moonlitrain017 Subtle, rich, textured and full of crystalline sounds, moments of darkness and flickering light.
hipsterpap
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hipsterpap Listening to this album (at least the first 3 tracks) is like melting into yourself and falling backwards into the ocean of stars, a very peaceful and introspective place. Then Black Glue kicks in and you're PUMPED and ready to take on the world, but The Mirror brings you back down with it's somber, haunting atmosphere. Production on this is ACE, ambient brilliance, classic synthrock, all brushed with melancholy jazz strokes. Amazing. 9/10. Favorite track: The Salamander.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 18 Alpha Chrome Yayo releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of After Dinner Cigar, Grangeweird, Komorebi, Lithobreakin', Burn, Take My Advice EP, Malediction Boulevard EP, Race Day: Cerberus 3000 (Killing Time), and 10 more. , and , .

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  • Limited Edition Cassette and Sticker/Badge Set
    Cassette + Digital Album

    A limited run of 20 high quality sparkly golden Komorebi cassettes, housed in tasteful yellow cases and featuring variant interior artwork. The cassettes themselves also have further variant art on each side, and the whole thing comes bundled with a tasty Komorebi vinyl decal and Alpha Chrome Yayo badge.

    The vinyl sticker looks incredible and can be removed without leaving sticky goo, which is amazing. It measures 132mm x 95mm and the steel-pin badges are 38mm x 38mm.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Komorebi via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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'Komorebi' - a Japanese word referring to the phenomenon of sunbeams filtering through trees, the interplay of light and leaves.

Influenced by Terje Rypdal, Vangelis, David Shire, Ryo Fukui and countless other musicians, this upcoming EP is a mostly ambient, experimental release - a search for serenity, a dive into the unperceived.

Expect celestial, explorative synths, piano-led macabre jazz and ancient alchemical influence with medieval instrumentation.

It also draws inspiration from the captivating work of artist Roger Shimomura, an image of whom appears on the artwork with Prof. Shimomura's permission (and my most sincere thanks)*.

The EP comes with five Bandcamp exclusive pieces of variant artwork, each corresponding to a track on the record. And Bandcamp buyers will also get liner notes for the EP, not available anywhere else and detailing some of the inspiration behind it. So you can expect occult oddities, medieval wyrd tales, and a little bit of sentimentality.

I very much hope you enjoy it.


*The still in question comes from an early performance by Roger Shimomura, named 'Toku's Dance' (Lawrence, Kansas, Nov 10, '84). More can be read about it in his latest book, 'Masking Identity': amzn.to/2SIzHPV

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released August 16, 2019

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Alpha Chrome Yayo Belfast, UK

Alpha Chrome Yayo is a Belfast-based producer and musician, specialising in axe-laden cinematic synthwave and celestial soundscapes.

Featured on BBC Radio 1 and met with much critical acclaim, ACY's music looks forward as much as it looks back, bringing '80s experimentalism screaming into the 21st century.
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