Contour

by iu takahashi

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Mitake 08:26
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Dew 06:20
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Rebirth 05:37
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Hamon 07:00
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Dawn 08:19
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Abyssal 07:03
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Ether 04:17

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沈黙のない世界で生きているのはどのような影響を与えるのだろう。人間社会の中で沈黙を経験するのは珍しく、特殊なことになった。それはいつだったのだろう。一日中技術と繋がり、深い夜の中でも沈黙が見つけられないのである。音楽の世界でも、沈黙はどこにあるのだろう。音楽の定義は、音と沈黙の仕組みなのだが、現在の音楽は、沈黙がどこなのだろう。沈黙のない世界で生きている。

沈黙のない世界はどんな世界だろう。人間の心で様々な意識と無意識的なプロセスが進んでいる。だが、沈黙のない世界でそのプロセスははっきり見えないかもしれない。見えないとどうやって自分のことを理解できるのだろう。喧騒の中で様々なことを見かけず、無視できるのだ。その反対に沈黙の中で、自分の心の中と向き合い、初めの一歩として何のプロセスが動いているのを知るようになり、見性への道へ歩き始める。

どのような方法で沈黙を見つけるのだろう。自然の中で見つかるのかもしれない。しかし、人間社会が広がるとともに、沈黙のある自然が減る。沈黙を探す為に旅が必要かもしれない。遠隔への旅。沈黙への遍路。

現在、梅レコードは、日本、東京の iu takahashi のアルバム "Contour" をリリースする。

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What influence does living in a world without silence have? In human society, experiencing silence has become a rare and special thing. When was it that this happened? All day we are connected to technology and even in the deep of night cannot find silence. Even in the world of music, where is silence? Music is defined as the arrangement of sound and silence, but in today's music where is the silence? We are living in a world devoid of silence.

What kind of world is the world without silence? Inside the minds of humans various conscious and unconscious processes continue. But in a world without silence we may not be able to see these processes clearly. If one cannot see these processes, how can one understand oneself? Surrounded by noise many things are left unseen and can be ignored. Opposite to this, surrounded by silence, one can face towards one's own self, and as a first step on the road to self-awareness come to know which processes are occurring.

How can we find silence? Perhaps it can be found within nature. However, as human society spreads, so too does the silence in nature shrink. To find silence it may be necessary to go on a journey. A journey to distant places. A pilgrimage of silence.

Umé Records presents the album 'Contour' by Tokyo's iu takahashi.

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released May 31, 2020

Music and Photography: Iu Takahashi
Design: Zefan Sramek
Mastering: Jared Carrigan
Official Video: youtu.be/-L540x1j5xQ

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梅レコード Tokyo, Japan

梅レコード, or Umé Records, is an ambient cassette label currently based in Tokyo, Japan, inspired by New Age imagery, Japanese Environmental Music, and a new spirituality rooted in specific times and places.

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