Carry their wound, while the pains burning in the darkness, Quietly stay close with the true gentleness, with a melody of a flicker of hope and salvation. Original soundtrack for the film "Embers" is released. This film is based on the story written by the Akutagawa Prize awarded novelist Fuminori Nakamura, and directed by Junpei Matsumoto, starring Yuya Yagira, with Masato Yano, Yu Hirukawa, Kenichi Takito, and Lily. This delicate film score composed by a piano and a string quartet with courtesies and sympathetic manner, are to express the emotions and feeling of the main character Keito played by Yuya Yagira and other characters in the story. The album is completed with minimal and rich compositions. These compositions were created with the hint from the director's word of determination "To be affirmative", and Akira Kosemura's touching melodies expressing the heat in the silence will bring a flicker of hope and salvation in various scenes.
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, game and commercials, including the Cannes 2020 feature film True Mothers (Asa Ga Kuru) directed by Naomi Kawase, the OWN series Love Is__ produced by Mara Brock Akil, Nintendo Switch game JACKJEANNE produced by Sui Ishida, TBS series Chugakusei Nikki, a contemporary ballet piece MANON choreographed by Kimiho Hulbert, and Japan Pavilion in Milano EXPO. Also the Amazon original movie Jonas Brothers CHASING HAPPINESS and French movie Mais vous êtes fous used Akira's catalogue. In recent years, he has worked collaboratively with international brands such as LA MER BLUE HEART, LAND ROVER, L'OCCITANE, TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist., 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.