Saturday, April 17, 2021

Takuma Watanabe - Last Afternoon [Constructive Promo]

Scheduled for release on May 7th, 2k21 via the new imprint Constructive, a sister label to SN Variations, is "Last Afternoon" which is the album debut created by Japanese composer Takuma Watanabe who's serving an eight tracks and roughly 31 minutes spanning firstling influenced by experimentation and his work on music for film. This said, Watanabe is pairing altered, spatial and partly processed string sounds, once again a reference to his compositional approach to film music, with highly digital, oftentimes dry and ominous electronic low end rumblings in the not so tactile opening piece "Tactile", is drifting into hazy, brittle and classical Ambient worlds with the subsequent "Wavelength" whereas the title track "Last Afternoon" presents an amalgamation of icy, subtle and crisp electronic textures and score'esque (Neo)Classical string and piano layers whilst "Text" successfully tackles the idea to recreate the innocence and naturalistic beauty of stripped down ancient Folk songs electronically, and with slightly abstract lyricism. Furthermore "Siesta" follows on a similarly atmospheric, yet misty path, lured in by the tales of yore, "Looming" is like a warm, comforting blanket with its tender pianos and seemingly re-arranged Found Sounds / Field Recordings, "Clouds Fall" utilizes minimal, electronically accompanied string composition in a way that reminds us of an imaginary love child of Ekkehard Ehlers, M. Behrens and Wolfgang Voigt when it comes to their approach towards (Neo)Classical structures before the final cut that is "Bruges" waves goodbye in a well melancholia-infused Ambient manner - coming at us in waves, indeed.


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