[.que], an anticipated new sound artist, releases a long-awaited full length album.
A twenty-five years old Nao Kakimoto’s solo project [.que], after releasing two self production albums in the past and playing in various events, this young sound artist’s sound-craft skills are improving steadily.
Since last year, his sound works has developed to the next level, after involving in “SCHOLE HOPE PROJECT”, an aid project for Great East Japan Earthquake by SCHOLE, and a music contribution to the SCHOLE label’s fifth anniversary compilation album “Joy – schole compilation vol.3 -”.
A pure clear sound and melody overflows on the basis of an acoustic guitar, a simple but a minute calculated beats, and female chorus arranged for momentous scales. The delicate and skillful sound production shown in the album by [.que], a new-comer of folk-tronica generation has come to the one of the major point in his career as a sound artist. Also, this wonderful release is a great expectation to his future works.
Label-mate Paniyolo is featured as a guitarist, and a supervisor Akira Kosemura as a co-producer. Mix mastering by Hiroshi Iguchi, and an artwork by Shin Kikuchi.
This is the birth of a folk-tronica masterpiece “drama”, and it will make our daily life sceneries a little bit more dramatic.
When I listen to this I'm hearing a natural extension of In the Nursery, especially Stormhorse and L'Esprit. Luca D'Alberto's Endless Remixes also peek through.
Towering, instrumental soundscapes with choral punctuations. Cello and violin shimmer throughout. Massive, wall-of-sound crescendos. Stirring music. Robert Menser