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A Halo of Light One Day

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"coconoe" was formed by three artists who had debuted and succeed in each genre in pop, electronica, and post-classical. Their first album "A Halo of Light One Day" established a new genre of ambient pop art with unlikely any other fresh sound.

Sounds travel between their private studios in Kyoto and Kobe, and their style is to create their work like they're coating it with colors in layers.
This album is filled with the sounds of instruments played in a variety of ways and "pieces of sound" picked up from their daily lives.
The purr of a beloved cat, the sound of a pencil sliding across the paper, and the ice in a glass all become fine instruments in their hands.
Sounds of Array Mbira is still a rare instrument in the world is sounds like a WATER LYRE(sounds like crystal clear water), cello with a graceful and extended sound, wood bass with 2 & 3 fingers, harmonics, flageolets, strumming strings with bow or hand, the strings of piano plucked directly, they have pursued tones with all kinds of techniques freely.
One of the highlights of the album was a delicate performance with improvisational elements that allows you to fully enjoy the talents of kita kouhei, Array Mbira player and percussionist, and Shingo Mimura, bassist, and pianist.
You should pay attention to the detailed cut-ups and unique rhythmic patterns with "pieces of sound."
In addition, there is no other album that matches the ambient sound so well with a chorus with "Bulgarian voices" motif, impressive harmonies, the soft but strong voice of takayama naoko sings the melody and the beauty of Japanese poetry.
The titles of the songs are based on various themes that are synchronized surprisingly with the sound, such as "The Spider's Thread" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, "Cat Legato" for cat lovers around the world, and "Girl Beneath The North Star" to watch the starry sky of the snowfield and the departure of a girl. Most of them were conceived by takayama from the sounds, and after hearing the stories, the members added more sounds to each song, and the works became growing up.
Fill the album with apparently chic sounds, but full of playfulness and vitality excites the listeners.
At the same time, It feels like diving into something very personal and precious in a quiet life.
The creature-like rolling rhythms, the innocent voice drifts, the melody that traces the heart, and the mysterious harmony, all harmonize like an abstract painting.
The world of sounds and Japanese lyrics created in these ways are gentle, sad, and somewhat simple as if to connect the activities of human beings on earth with "something" in the vast universe.
The preciousness of daily life has reflected in their works.
And this album is certainly there as "the music that restores the mind and body," which even therapists agree is healing, just as feeling nature and living each day with care is healing.

This is a new genre that will resonate with listeners of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ichiko Aoba, Bjork, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Meredith Monk, and others.

Past Rank In

A Halo of Light One Day

iTunes Store • New Age TOP ALBUMS • Turkey • TOP 1 • 17 Jun 2022 iTunes Store • New Age TOP ALBUMS • Portugal • TOP 3 • 8 May 2023 iTunes Store • All Categories TOP ALBUMS • Portugal • TOP 9 • 8 May 2023 iTunes Store • All Categories TOP ALBUMS • Turkey • TOP 19 • 17 Jun 2022 Apple Music • New Age Top Albums • Japan • TOP 30 • 26 Dec 2021 Apple Music • New Age Top Albums • Hong Kong • TOP 196 • 17 Mar 2023

Past Playlist In

The Spider's Thread

Spotify • Ambient Japan • 29 Jul 2022

Artist Profile

  • coconoe

    The origins of the name "coconoe" lie in the Japanese terms: "Kokono-e" (literally "ninefold", meaning "to pile up") and "Koko-no-e" (which means "the pictures drawn by individual people"). A union of these homophones, their namesake represents a place where "individually-drawn paintings overlap and become one sound and world". As such, each member of coconoe brings to the table a unique essence which exquisitely blends together to establish a refreshingly avant-garde genre described as "ambient pop art". - takayama naoko - vocals, lyrics, small percussion, videowork, artwork, costume, direction, etc. a bit of a wild child with a silly and clumsy side. A singer and lyricist based in Kyoto, Japan. Rooted in a childhood love of movies and movie soundtracks, Takayama cites a variety of Western music influences including pop, R&B ,and jazz. Through art, she expresses connections between emotion, music, and scenery. In 2006, she made her debut through major record label BMG JAPAN (currently Sony Music) as one half of the vocal piano unit "Fonogenico". In 2010, she made her second major debut from POLYSTAR RECORDS with her solo project "Carneiro", which received critical acclaim for its scenic lyricism and Takayama's soft yet powerful "pop singer sound" against a sophisticated backtrack. Takayama has released six original CDs (including her duo and solo projects) and has worked on various collaborations, including providing a track for the ending theme of a TV program. takayama naoko Official Website : carne-iro.com - kita kouhei - composition, arrangement, percussion, arraymbira, kalimba, videowork, artwork, etc. a self-paced cat fanatic A musician and percussionist based in Kyoto, Japan. An artist who builds one-of-a-kind soundscapes through unique musical sense and sublime rhythmic prowess, Kita's work is a product of his many years of playing piano since childhood, the percussive mastery he cultivated through years of experience as a studio musician, and the aesthetic sensitivity nurtured via a longtime love of paintings. His first album "endless cycle of rebirth" was released in 2015, followed by his 2nd album "akashic records" in 2016, which was released with the LANTERN label of the NATURE BLISS group in over ten countries across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. His third album "Imbalance Order And World" (2017) and fourth album "Head Towards The Horizon Of Sandy Sea" (2018) were released through renowned electronic music label PROGRESSIVE FOrM. kita kouhei Official Website : kita-kouhei.net - shingo mimura - composition, arrangement, piano, upright bass, electric bass, guitars etc. a hard-working gentle giant A musician, pianist, and bass player from and based in Kobe, Japan. After graduating from music school with honors, Mimura initially seasoned his musicianship through sessions with other musicians as a session bassist primarily in the Kansai region. He later demonstrated his multifaceted musical talent, providing music for theater and video advertisement, producing, and working as a music director. His musical production is characterized by a visceral quality achieved through striking melodies and large-scale arrangements. In 2018, he released his first full album "Heart Sky Door", a culminant collection and the first under his own name, through renowned electronic music label PROGRESSIVE FOrM . shingo mimura Official Website : shingo-mimura.com

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