Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Loving... 'fleursy music' by Takahiro Kido




I think I overuse words like 'awesome' and 'wondrous' when seeking to describe music I hear... because when presented with 'fleursy music' by Takahiro Kido for the first time... I wanted to use 'awesome' and 'wondrous' but then shied away because I feel they weren't judicious enough words to use.

Simply put... 'fleursy music' by Takahiro Kido is breathtaking.

It exists in an exquisite place that isn't vastly populated... a space that is formed at the intersection of post-rock, new-classical & folk soundscapes.

These soundscapes are truly beautiful... filled with classical instrumentation such as the acoustic guitar, piano, accordion & violin... and complemented, in places, with field recordings, subtle ambient drones, distant percussion, a smattering of electronics and a layer of grandiose post-rock guitar.

I cannot fight the feeling that this album is the soundtrack to an amazing film... a film I haven't seen but would change my life if I did.

It's not but it sure feels that way. I guess it comes through the melodious use of piano to underpin & enhance the hope-filled yet slightly melancholic violin. Tracks that hint at purpose & intention. Tracks that are individualistic in nature but come together as a cohesive whole when the album is listened to in a oner.

I can't rave about this album enough. My only worry is that I will listen to it too much & sicken myself of it's exquisite quality & craftsmanship.

For this is an album that has all the markings of being created by a master craftsman. Someone who is in the satisfying position of not needing to prove themselves and can instead focus on making something truly beautiful.

Recommended.

Tx

'fleursy music' by Takahiro Kido
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