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The first solo album from Takahiro Kido, composer/member of Anoice and RiLF.
This beautiful album which served as his first official release, was sold only in a book store in Tokyo one year before he debuted as the member of Anoice in 2006. It was made by minimal use of musical instruments, mainly piano, violin, and organ, along with environmental sound recorded at hills, fields and caves, to focus on the stillness and the color of the sound of musical instruments.
Each tune was created for the sound tracks to the novels of Ernest Hemingway and Motojiro Kajii etc. as well as some paintings by Bernard Buffet and Maurice Utrillo. Takahiro Kido's cherished opinion "stillness is not a sense which people can feel when they are in soundless environment" played a big part in the creation of this album.
This album contains one excellent tune "Franny," which was used on the soundtrack to the Japanese film "Honokaa-Boy."
For fans of French classical music such as Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, but also modern-classical music such as Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Takahiro Kido is a Tokyo based music composer. He debuted as a member of the chinematic music group Anoice, by releasing their first album, 'Remmings' through Important Records, Boston in 2006. In 2008, Anoice established their label, Ricco Label. Since then, he has released many music works on not only Anoice but also his own solo project, Takahiro Kido and other projects such as RiLF (an alternative rock band formed by the members of Anoice and Matryoshka's Calu), films (The Tokyo-based dark classical music unit, featuring members of Anoice and two female vocalists in their original languages), mizu amane (Films' side project featuring Japanese languages), mokyow (The post-rock band formed by Takahiro Kido and Tadashi Yoshikawa who is the member of Anoice, and the keyboardist Kenichi Kai) and cru (The neo-classical music unit formed by Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who is the member of Anoice) on Ricco Label and other music labels. In addition, Takahiro Kido has taken charge of composing and performing music for many commercial adverts such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, Google, YAMAHA, TOYOTA, ASICS, TOTO, TORAY, ANA, TOSHIBA, and etc. Also, he created the soundtracks of some movies such as 'Tusikiji Wonderland' directed by Naotaro Endo and 'Olivier Zahm: Digital Provacateur' derected by Can Evgin and some TV programs such as NHK and WOWOW. Some film works awarded at Venice Film Festival, Prix Italia, National Arts Festival in japan, and Cool Japan Maching Award, and Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who are the music composers of Anoice, received the Best Original Score Prize at Sapporo International Short Film Festival. Takahiro Kido is the owner and founder of Ricco Label, and has also created over 100 tunes a year as not only a music composer but also a mixing engineer and a producer, and playing concerts in Europe and Asia as not only Takahiro Kido but also Anoice and Films.