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Memories of the Stone

Takahiro Kido, Yuki Murata & Kenji Azuma

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Memories of a cave in ancient times, played by stone.

This is the second collaboration work by Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata, music composers who also are active as members of Anoice, RiLF, and Films, together with Kenji Azuma, an ambient music artist who plays a range of unusual instruments and the trio's first EP.

It's been only three months since the previous collaboration single 'Ice Mermaid' with the basis of the song's sounds created from materials which are related to ice and water. This time, they will release the four songs-included EP 'Memories of the Stone' featuring the sounds of a stone and limestone cave. Just like their previous work, this song is also based on an illustration painted by MATSURICA who also takes charge of the artwork for some of the releases from Anoice, Yuki Murata, and Films, and it is under the theme of the exploration into a cave. A wolf finds a cave in the forest and gingerly goes into it, and steps forward to the deep as if being invited by the sounds of water dropped on the puddle and bats singing. And then, he leaves his body to energetic dance of the ancient animals drawn on the wall...

Like the previous collaboration 'Ice Mermaid', each artist took charge of playing various instruments, but the most notable point in this EP 'Memories of the Stone' is that they mined Sanukitoids, a variety of high-Mg granitoid found in limited area of Japan and recorded its sound in the forest. You should be able to feel the memories of the long and epic history via the beautiful and clear sound of the stone which has existed since ancient times.

Step into an adventure with the main character wolf, Rem, while looking at the illustration.

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Artist Profile

  • Takahiro Kido

    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.

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  • Yuki Murata

    Yuki Murata is a Tokyo-based pianist/composer. Since her childhood, she had been learning various styles of piano and then studied composing music in, not only Japan, but also France and Canada. As a classical music pianist, she was awarded top prizes in various piano competitions such as the PTNA Piano Competition and International Piano Duo Competition. She 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), cru (The neo-classical music unit formed by Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who is the member of Anoice), and The Frozen Vaults (an ambient music unit formed by Yuki Murata, Dave Dhonau, Tomasz Mrenca, Harry Towell and Bartosz Dziadosz) on some music label such as Ricco Label, Important Records, noble label, 1631 Recordings, Flower Blossom In The Space, VoxxoV. In addition, Yuki Murata has taken charge of composing and performing music for many commercial adverts such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, YAMAHA, TOYOTA, ASICS, ANA, TOSHIBA, UNIQLO, Heintz, and etc. Also, she 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.

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  • Kenji Azuma

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