Leo Takami mit neuer LP auf Unseen Worlds

Auf Unseen Worlds erscheint mit “Felis Catus & Silence” ein neues Album des japanischen Komponisten und Gitarristen Leo Takami, dessen auf Harmonie abzielende, bei genauerem Hören aber überraschend vielschichtige Überblendung von Ambient, klassischer Musik und Jazz-und Prog-Einflüssen an die Vorgänger “Children’s Song” (2012) and “Tree of Life” (2017) anknüpft.“Takami counterpoints the soothing aesthetics of prime-era Windham Hill New Age guitar-heroism with meditative, intellectual compositions comprised of ambitious, process-oriented arrangements. While Takami largely wears his genre influences on his sleeve — jazz, classical, Japanese gagaku — the influence of ambient music is a tacit foundation of his work. Working diligently outside of any established communities for fringe musics, Takami conjures this association through a patient focus on generous musical intervals. Steady, kaleidoscopic unfolding of his compositions reflect Takami’s creative intent to “become aware of precisely the time and place I am living.” The unabashedly sweet, tuneful virtues of his music in concert with this reflective form provide an artistic relief of Takami’sthematic harmony. “Each song is based on birth and death, and moving onto the next stage…” Leo Takami, born 1970, studied guitar under Hideaki Tsumura (aka Kamekichi Tsumura) and performs regularly in Tokyo.” (Unseen Worlds)