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sub-tle. new album “leam” will be released on 11.09.2013 from onpa))))) ® .
composed + performed by satoshi okamoto
produced by andi toma (mouse on mars)
mastered by tony cousins (david sylvian, massive attack, peter gabriel etc.)
guest vocal by kazumi nikaido and kyoka
andré de ridder and solistenensemble kaleidoskop played strings,
and drums on one track by utku tavil.
we had such a great time in the studio mixing and adding instruments
to satoshi's world of sounds,
i recommend to listen with headphones or at least with good speakers
for this album.
Andi Toma / Producer (Mouse on Mars)
a beautiful journey through landscapes both abstract and musical.
you can find references to american minimalism,
epic song mutations like van dykes parks,
ghibli soundtracks, free folk, experimental electronica and yea, pop music.
an outstanding masterpiece of contemporary music production
without being pretentious or ambitious,
skillfully arranged and produced with subtlety.
it's actually just: great.
Jan Werner (Mouse on Mars)
The second full-length album entitled ‘leam’ by sub-tle. out on 11.09.2013.
Satoshi Okamoto a.k.a sub-tle., the Berlin sound artist, right hand man of the late Klaus Dinger, is to release his second album entitled leam – his first for five years.
sub-tle. participated on Klaus’ posthumous work japandorf released April 2013, and in some ways this album continues and further explores themes developed in that process, culminating in an album which displays the depth of Satoshi’s talent and showcasing the skills of the wonderful range of his collaborators.
All tracks were produced by Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars) with guest vocals by Kazumi Nikaido (P-Vine) and Kyoka (onpa/Raster Noton).
Acoustic and organic, live and electronic sound take us into a world of subtle, delicate and beautiful melody bringing a desolate feeling that lingers…
The opening track of the album: æ features Kyoka’s innocently floating voice. Kazumi’s vocals appears on track 6 realease and track 9 part two – which sounds like a gentle breeze with a phantasmagoric tone. Track 7: mind state of is reminiscent of Conny Plank’s Neue Deutsche Welle works, a feel that extends across 12 tracks on the album.
Andi’s production shows how he has sublimated his life long avant-garde style into the work – which could be seen as masterpiece to stand alongside Elpmas, his work with Moondog.
Also appearing alongside Satoshi Okamoto is contemporary classical music ensemble, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop from Berlin, renowned conductor André de Ridder on violin, and Tony Cousins, mastering engineer for David Sylvian, Massive Attack, Peter Gabriel, Adele etc.
The second album entitled leam is released by the sound&media art curators team onpa. The first album reached No.1 on the ZIP-FM (Nagoya/Japan), FM NORTHWAVE (Sapporo/Japan) and SHIBUYA FM (Tokyo/Japan) charts.
i'm totally convinced of their huge potential
+ their unique capabilities
+ i very much appreciate our collaboration
on the new la-dusseldorf.de production : japandorf.com,
together with miki yui + masaki nakao, incl. live shows.
also i strongly recommend them to my
colleague michael rother for a possible new NEU! production.
Klaus Dinger, 21 Okt 2007
(Handwritten text from backside of sleeve.)
_ PLAYED on LUK PERCEVAL’S FILM “Duesseldorf - Mon Amour” on ZDF NOV.2008 - 2010 (Germany)
_ No.1 on ZIP-FM “CRJ-C CHART” on 15. MAY 2008 (Japan)
_ No.1 on SHIBUYA-FM “CRJ-TOKYO CHART” on 18. MAY 2008 (Japan)
_ No.1 on FM NORTHWAVE “CRJ-SAPPORO CHART” 08. MAY - 15. MAY 2008 (Japan)
B00B4SXAX6 / Grönland (rough trade) / CD
Das Album "Japandorf" ist die letzte Produktion des legendären Krautrock-Musikers Klaus Dinger (1946-2008), ex-Schlagzeuger von Kraftwerk und Mitglied von La Düsseldorf und NEU!
key : sub-tle. [satoshi okamoto]