ROHS! is amazing. A totally original approach from Seki Takashi, with sumptuous strings, contemplative melodies. All in all, it is its own music and does not derive from anyone else's work.
Favorite track: B1. Stuffy Atmosphere.
Cat.#: LONTANO-S-CD02 / LONTANO-LP1202
Release date: 7/5/2019
Country: Berlin (Germany)
Format: CD, Vinyl 12" LP, Digital
The latest release on Rohs! records ambient focused sub-label, Lontano Series, comes from Seki Takashi, an artist whose thoughtful, experimental work frequently blurs the boundaries between ambient, drone and modern classical. "Faded Clothes" explores similar sonic territory, slowly slinking between the discordant electronic tones and mournful strings of "I Don't Have an Umbrella", the droning, deep space atmospherics of "Stuffy Atmosphere", the sustained cinematic intensity of "March In Silence" and the gentle, emotion-rich ambient movements of "Sit Down & Do Nothing" and "You Keep Repeating". It's a heady and intoxicating mixture all told, with the combination of experimentalism and soundtrack style orchestration giving the album a particularly widescreen feel.
Review by Juno Records (Juno.co.uk)
released April 30, 2019
W&P: Seki Takashi
Mastered by: Andrea Porcu
Artwork & Design by: Andy Mintaka
Record label: Lᴏɴᴛᴀɴᴏ Series
Publisher: ROHS! RECORDS