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To those who would like to recover oneself.
This is the second EP 'Spring Greetings' from Yuki Murata, the Tokyo-based pianist and member of cinematic instrumental music band, Anoice, alternative rock band, RiLF, and the dark classical/electronica unit, Films.
One day in the beginning of spring, several months after the coronavirus began to spread throughout the world, Yuki Murata recorded the improvisations on her pianos by herself for this EP at Anoice Studio. Just like her first solo album, 'Films', it she wrote following her heart and produced a collection of pure and warm piano solo compositions.
This time, she played three pianos; one is a Yamaha grand piano which she typically uses as her main instrument and is available to hear on most songs of not only her solo project, but also Anoice and Films, the second is an old Fukuyama grand piano manufactured in the 1960s, and the third is an old Yamaha upright piano of the same generation. You can hear not only her beautiful signature sound, but also timeless gentle melodies played by antique pianos which she rarely uses for recording.
Now, the spring she expresses will traverse beyond all borders.
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.