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Soshi Takeda // Memory of Humidity TAPE

Soshi Takeda // Memory of Humidity TAPE

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Released by Japanese author Soshi Takeda from Tokyo Hachioji Journey Records.A perfect cassette for the end of summer.Out of print

 

<For release>
Soshi Takeda, the music producer, and Taizo Watanabe, the designer, were consulted about this project on March 3, and the state of emergency had not yet been announced and the Olympic Games had not been decided to be cancelled. I remember that it was such a timing that I wasn't ready to accept the concepts of "WITH Corona" and "POST Corona", such as whether the words "Three Cs" and "Corona Corona" were born. There is.

I met them back in 2009.When I looked it up, it seems that "new influenza" was nominated for the buzzword of the year. Seeing the word "herbivorous boy" in it makes me feel that time has passed.They skateboard on college campuses and play music on boomboxes, all with long hair and leather jackets by default.For me, who had no cultural context around that, I was always worried about it.One day, with a list of countless words such as "skateboard", "KDJ", "SP-1200", "Cream Stew All Night Nippon", and "Chicago", I rarely see them now at docomo.ne.jp You will find a mysterious flyer with your email address.That night when I contacted them and met them was, in retrospect, the first day of my long musical journey.Yes, I met for the first time that night and stayed in a studio apartment, and the next morning I just said, "Let's start from this place", Surrender of Chemical Brothers, The Fat of The Land of Prodigy, Everything Everything of Underworld It was Soshi Takeda who lent me three of them.After that, we received a club room from the Rock Study Group and got a room with a sofa and a turntable on the university campus, so we will hang out in that room, which is hot and moldy, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Masahiro Morioka defined herbivorous boys as "a herbivorous man who wants to eat grass side by side with the opposite sex, not a carnivorous man who wants the opposite sex." I was a college student who was happy enough just to line up and eat school meals gently (I want to believe).

Soshi Takeda has been making music with hardware equipment centered on Roland's groovebox (MC series) from the beginning when I first met. After 10 years, some people stop making music, some people stop buying records, some people move away from the music itself, and many people temporarily fall into such a situation for various reasons. As far as I know, he continues his activities uninterrupted. The funkness reminiscent of DAM-FUNK, with the addition of nostalgia (I understand) inherited from the koto player's mother at the DNA level and a melody line that makes you feel the atmosphere, is coveted by all artists. The moment you listen to it, it has the peculiarity of making the human brain understand, "Oh, it's music made by this person."It comes from the fact that he has been silently facing his music, regardless of the context, standing position, relationships, etc. of the scene. Probably.Making beautiful and painful Deep Music that is always close to me and intervenes in my emotions is a fate for me, and I think I was extremely lucky.

The title of this work, Memory of Humidity, was created with the concept of thinking about "contact with the outside world" restricted by the corona virus.For some people, the lost feeling of dampness may have been the sore that can be obtained in resort areas in Southeast Asia, and for others, it may have been the sore that can be felt while drinking canned beer in front of Seven-Eleven.But at the same time, for the three of us, or at least for me, it's also the sole of that room where we spent most of our time around the age of XNUMX.Time has passed since then, and the friends at that time have been scattered, and it has been more than ten years that the world is no longer visible, but even so, the memories of the past always keep us in the same place as that time. It seems that he will take you.
Nowadays, I just focus on what I have lost.I am proud that such a work has been completed here that evokes an important memory that will never be lost and delivers it to those who are listening to the power to live today.

Humidity is a memory of humanity.

2020/8/27
Dotei Records Shopkeeper Takuro Higuchi

Released by Japanese author Soshi Takeda from Tokyo Hachioji Journey Records.A perfect cassette for the end of summer.Out of print

 

<For release>
Soshi Takeda, the music producer, and Taizo Watanabe, the designer, were consulted about this project on March 3, and the state of emergency had not yet been announced and the Olympic Games had not been decided to be cancelled. I remember that it was such a timing that I wasn't ready to accept the concepts of "WITH Corona" and "POST Corona", such as whether the words "Three Cs" and "Corona Corona" were born. There is.

I met them back in 2009.When I looked it up, it seems that "new influenza" was nominated for the buzzword of the year. Seeing the word "herbivorous boy" in it makes me feel that time has passed.They skateboard on college campuses and play music on boomboxes, all with long hair and leather jackets by default.For me, who had no cultural context around that, I was always worried about it.One day, with a list of countless words such as "skateboard", "KDJ", "SP-1200", "Cream Stew All Night Nippon", and "Chicago", I rarely see them now at docomo.ne.jp You will find a mysterious flyer with your email address.That night when I contacted them and met them was, in retrospect, the first day of my long musical journey.Yes, I met for the first time that night and stayed in a studio apartment, and the next morning I just said, "Let's start from this place", Surrender of Chemical Brothers, The Fat of The Land of Prodigy, Everything Everything of Underworld It was Soshi Takeda who lent me three of them.After that, we received a club room from the Rock Study Group and got a room with a sofa and a turntable on the university campus, so we will hang out in that room, which is hot and moldy, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Masahiro Morioka defined herbivorous boys as "a herbivorous man who wants to eat grass side by side with the opposite sex, not a carnivorous man who wants the opposite sex." I was a college student who was happy enough just to line up and eat school meals gently (I want to believe).

Soshi Takeda has been making music with hardware equipment centered on Roland's groovebox (MC series) from the beginning when I first met. After 10 years, some people stop making music, some people stop buying records, some people move away from the music itself, and many people temporarily fall into such a situation for various reasons. As far as I know, he continues his activities uninterrupted. The funkness reminiscent of DAM-FUNK, with the addition of nostalgia (I understand) inherited from the koto player's mother at the DNA level and a melody line that makes you feel the atmosphere, is coveted by all artists. The moment you listen to it, it has the peculiarity of making the human brain understand, "Oh, it's music made by this person."It comes from the fact that he has been silently facing his music, regardless of the context, standing position, relationships, etc. of the scene. Probably.Making beautiful and painful Deep Music that is always close to me and intervenes in my emotions is a fate for me, and I think I was extremely lucky.

The title of this work, Memory of Humidity, was created with the concept of thinking about "contact with the outside world" restricted by the corona virus.For some people, the lost feeling of dampness may have been the sore that can be obtained in resort areas in Southeast Asia, and for others, it may have been the sore that can be felt while drinking canned beer in front of Seven-Eleven.But at the same time, for the three of us, or at least for me, it's also the sole of that room where we spent most of our time around the age of XNUMX.Time has passed since then, and the friends at that time have been scattered, and it has been more than ten years that the world is no longer visible, but even so, the memories of the past always keep us in the same place as that time. It seems that he will take you.
Nowadays, I just focus on what I have lost.I am proud that such a work has been completed here that evokes an important memory that will never be lost and delivers it to those who are listening to the power to live today.

Humidity is a memory of humanity.

2020/8/27
Dotei Records Shopkeeper Takuro Higuchi