Sora – Live at Metro

Live at Metro
Intervall – audio

Parece que gran parte del IDM actual viene de tierras muy alejadas. Hace rato ya, see dejó este género de ser exclusivo del norte de América o del Reino Unido; de hecho, sale he encontrado mucho material produciéndose en Japón. Sora, pseudónimo del señor Takeshi Kurosawa, publica en Intervall-Audio (sello dedicado exclusivamente a material Alemán y Japonés), un fragmento de una presentación en vivo del 2003 en la que interpreta gran parte de su disco publicado en plop. Sora logra pasajes realmente cautivantes alejado de lugares comunes. Un pequeño oasis entre tantos genéricos.


“Sora is the alias of Kyoto-based electronic musician Takeshi Kurosawa. The Japanese word sora (空) means ‘sky’, ‘the blue’ or ‘the heavens’. But the Japanese character also means ’empty’, and the tracks on Live at Metro indeed evoke the peacefully relaxing atmosphere and emptiness of mind that an entire day, from sunrise to sunset, of a summer holiday spent at the beach brings.

We see the first rays of the morning sun flicker through the trees. The air, shimmering and blurred by the heat, gently touches the skin as we walk to the beach. We lie down in the sand’s tender warmth and take a nap full of dreams and faint memories, before swimming submersed in the joyful play of bubbles in a glistening sea. By late afternoon, we no longer hear but actually feel the breeze coming in from the sea. And the evening rejoices in the promise of sitting around a beach fire until the last melody disappears into the dark open night over the sea.

Live at Metro is a richly textured, playfully arranged, crisply analogue-sounding electronica opus that testifies to the fine taste of early Plop releases and defined the image and future direction of the label back in 2003. Live at Metro also demonstrates the exceptional talent of a young Japanese artist who, in 2006, played the Plop label showcase at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona as well as Sonar Sound Tokyo.
Originally recorded in 2003, Live at Metro features remixes from Sora‘s first full-length album re.sort (Plop 2003), as well as hitherto unreleased material. The tracks are skilfully interwoven to form a continuous sound event and therefore are provided in one full-length gapless file for download. With Live at Metro Sora gives us a deeply satisfying 32 minutes of audio exploration that stays with us because it echoes a half-remembered state of bliss, perfect peace and innermost contentment.”

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