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Ki Oni // A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life TAPE

Ki Oni // A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life TAPE

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Ki Oni aka, a Chinese-American ambient artist living in LA, USA Chuck Soo-HooBut in May 2023Released from LA's all-genre label AKP.It's a cassette.

Contains 2023 long-form ambient drone songs, approximately 5 minutes long, dedicated to his grandmother who passed away in 100. DL code included.

Previous workIs also recommended.

Below is an explanation by the label and the artist himself.

"Building on the aesthetic established with 2021's Stay Indoors And Swim," the album focuses more intentionally on listening.``A Leisurely Swim'' serves as a medium for the relationship between sound and environment for Chuck Soohoo's ``Ki Oni'' project.

"I wanted to dedicate it to my grandmother, who sadly passed away earlier this year." Leave the lights on for several days to help guide the spirits home.

Inspired by childhood memories of Suhu's grandmother and summers spent swimming and eating in her garden, A Leisurely Swim explores the idea of ​​spirits floating into the afterlife. He uses dazzling microtones as a tranquil means of this abstract expression.The results of such efforts are shining brightly.All souls, both living and passing, are enveloped in warm light and serve as guideposts for heading home.

But to fully explore this concept, realistic recordings that included parts of the real world were needed. "This was the first time I used field recordings as the basis for each composition. "I wanted to capture the sounds of the outside world, like when a spirit is floating above the earth visiting a loved one. I recorded it on my iPhone when I was riding my bike, on the subway, in the dub lab, or when that rare Los Angeles rain was pouring down my window.''The structure of A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life was constructed through a collection of these artifacts and many long improvisation sessions.It is a flow state where you are immersed in the act of listening while creating. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more AKP Records releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 

AKP Records:

"Building upon the aesthetics established on 2021's 'Stay Indoors And Swim', and with a more intentional focus on listening, 'A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life' serves as a mediation on the relationship between sound and its environment for Chuck Soo-Hoo's Ki Oni project.

“I wanted to give tribute to my grandmother who sadly passed away earlier this year,” Soo-Hoo says. “In Chinese traditions, family and friends of a recent deceased would leave their light on for several days to help guide the spirit home to say their last goodbyes to their loved ones before they fully moved on to the afterlife.”

Inspired by childhood memories of Soo-Hoo's grandmother and summers spent swimming and eating from her garden, A Leisurely Swim explores the idea of ​​a spirit floating into the afterlife, with glittery microtones as a serene means for expressing this abstraction. The results of these efforts shimmer and shine. A beacon for all souls –– living or in transition –– to bask in the warm glow and find their way home.

But in order to fully explore this concept the recordings needed grounding in reality, to include a piece of the real world. “This was the first time I used field recordings as a base for each composition," says Soo-Hoo. "I wanted to capture the outside sounds as when the spirit would float all over the earth visiting their loved ones. I would record on my iPhone while I was walking around my neighborhood, riding my bike, on the metro, at dublab, or the rare LA rain from my window.” With these artifacts collected, a series of longform improvisational sessions built out the architecture of A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life. A flow state, absorbed in the act of listening while creating."

Artist: Ki Oni

Label: AKP Records

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*Limited to our shop

Ki Oni aka, a Chinese-American ambient artist living in LA, USA Chuck Soo-HooBut in May 2023Released from LA's all-genre label AKP.It's a cassette.

Contains 2023 long-form ambient drone songs, approximately 5 minutes long, dedicated to his grandmother who passed away in 100. DL code included.

Previous workIs also recommended.

Below is an explanation by the label and the artist himself.

"Building on the aesthetic established with 2021's Stay Indoors And Swim," the album focuses more intentionally on listening.``A Leisurely Swim'' serves as a medium for the relationship between sound and environment for Chuck Soohoo's ``Ki Oni'' project.

"I wanted to dedicate it to my grandmother, who sadly passed away earlier this year." Leave the lights on for several days to help guide the spirits home.

Inspired by childhood memories of Suhu's grandmother and summers spent swimming and eating in her garden, A Leisurely Swim explores the idea of ​​spirits floating into the afterlife. He uses dazzling microtones as a tranquil means of this abstract expression.The results of such efforts are shining brightly.All souls, both living and passing, are enveloped in warm light and serve as guideposts for heading home.

But to fully explore this concept, realistic recordings that included parts of the real world were needed. "This was the first time I used field recordings as the basis for each composition. "I wanted to capture the sounds of the outside world, like when a spirit is floating above the earth visiting a loved one. I recorded it on my iPhone when I was riding my bike, on the subway, in the dub lab, or when that rare Los Angeles rain was pouring down my window.''The structure of A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life was constructed through a collection of these artifacts and many long improvisation sessions.It is a flow state where you are immersed in the act of listening while creating. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more AKP Records releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Includes DL code. 

AKP Records:

"Building upon the aesthetics established on 2021's 'Stay Indoors And Swim', and with a more intentional focus on listening, 'A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life' serves as a mediation on the relationship between sound and its environment for Chuck Soo-Hoo's Ki Oni project.

“I wanted to give tribute to my grandmother who sadly passed away earlier this year,” Soo-Hoo says. “In Chinese traditions, family and friends of a recent deceased would leave their light on for several days to help guide the spirit home to say their last goodbyes to their loved ones before they fully moved on to the afterlife.”

Inspired by childhood memories of Soo-Hoo's grandmother and summers spent swimming and eating from her garden, A Leisurely Swim explores the idea of ​​a spirit floating into the afterlife, with glittery microtones as a serene means for expressing this abstraction. The results of these efforts shimmer and shine. A beacon for all souls –– living or in transition –– to bask in the warm glow and find their way home.

But in order to fully explore this concept the recordings needed grounding in reality, to include a piece of the real world. “This was the first time I used field recordings as a base for each composition," says Soo-Hoo. "I wanted to capture the outside sounds as when the spirit would float all over the earth visiting their loved ones. I would record on my iPhone while I was walking around my neighborhood, riding my bike, on the metro, at dublab, or the rare LA rain from my window.” With these artifacts collected, a series of longform improvisational sessions built out the architecture of A Leisurely Swim To Everlasting Life. A flow state, absorbed in the act of listening while creating."

Artist: Ki Oni

Label: AKP Records