by iu takahashi

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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。


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.



released May 31, 2020

Music and Photography: Iu Takahashi
Design: Zefan Sramek
Mastering: Jared Carrigan
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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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