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Fairy Tale, the sixth album from Takahiro Kido, composer/member of Anoice and RiLF, contains fine melodies brimming with subtle beauty and warmth; wonderful for spots for TV, web, or events. This is truly Takahiro Kido's best effort to date, more gentle beautiful than his previous album "Fleursy Music," which made it to 8th place on Germany's electronica chart and was elected as one of the 10 best albums of 2008 by The Silent Ballet.
Fairy Tale includes such masterpieces as "prologue," of which a remixed version has been used in a spot for NTT Comware in Japan. "Roads," a tune arranged by Yuki Murata, pianist/composer of Anoice, has been used on a spot for Google; while "2nd Season" and "Let's Go Crazy!" were composed for background music of guidance movie of NIPPON VISION, an event held at the Japanese department store Isetan. "Oranges and Lemons" was recorded in a solitary house which served as the model for the violin atelier in Studio Ghibli's "Whispers of the Heart," and was also included in the compilation album "Hope For Japan" aimed towards Japan relief work. Finally, the lovely tune "Rust Summer in Tokyo" has been added to the charity album "Hope," released by Kido's Ricco Label.
All of this, packaged in beautiful artwork from the UK-based illustrator Emmeline Pidgen.
Discover Takahiro Kido's compositional talent that reflects the famous Japanese composers Joe Hisaichi and Ryuichi Sakamoto, the refined grooves of Radiohead and Lemon Jelly, and the beautiful soundscapes of Sigur Ros and Kyte.
This Fairy Tale will leave you moved from beginning to end!
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.