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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.

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Spring Greetings

Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Switzerland • TOP 5 • 24 Feb 2021 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Norway • TOP 5 • 8 Oct 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Viet Nam • TOP 7 • 12 Apr 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Finland • TOP 13 • 2 Jun 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Indonesia • TOP 30 • 29 Oct 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Taiwan • TOP 41 • 15 Jul 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • United Kingdom • TOP 46 • 17 Aug 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Korea, Republic of • TOP 59 • 21 May 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Poland • TOP 76 • 29 Dec 2022 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Russian Federation • TOP 108 • 29 Apr 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Albums • Japan • TOP 184 • 31 Dec 2020

spring storm

Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Viet Nam • TOP 47 • 11 Apr 2020 iTunes Store • Instrumental TOP SONGS • United States • TOP 72 • 30 Oct 2022 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Switzerland • TOP 134 • 24 Feb 2021

dance with the forest

Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Viet Nam • TOP 51 • 11 Apr 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Switzerland • TOP 120 • 24 Feb 2021

sakura flakes

Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Viet Nam • TOP 7 • 12 May 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Switzerland • TOP 133 • 24 Feb 2021

stairway into time

Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Viet Nam • TOP 13 • 22 Apr 2020 Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Switzerland • TOP 132 • 24 Feb 2021

life

Apple Music • Instrumental Top Songs • Switzerland • TOP 131 • 24 Feb 2021

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dance with the forest

Apple Music • Pure Focus • 12 Jun 2020

sakura flakes

Spotify • Ryuichi Sakamoto Radio • 24 Jun 2022

Artist Profile

  • 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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