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Yui Onodera // 1982 CD

Yui Onodera // 1982 CD

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This CD was released in July 2024 by Yui Onodera, an ambient artist from Iwate who now lives in Tokyo, through the experimental/ambient label Room7 in Brisbane, Australia.

Contains 10 dreamy ambient drone tracks using guitar, piano and cassette.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"I stayed in my hometown of Iwate for a few days and produced sound material using limited materials and old media. A dozen years ago, Iwate was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Many of the old things that I remembered were turned into rubble and dismantled, and a new landscape was there. I bounced all the songs from "1982" directly from an old tape recorder.

I made this album out of my interest in the "degradation and revival" of sound. I worked with guitars and synthesizers in a new way, so I used tape recorders and effects a lot. I wanted the guitars to be an extension of the ambient texture, rather than technology and imperfection.

Raw and processed.

We benefited greatly from the evolution and democratization of computer and audio technology in the early 00s. I was fascinated by sounds that humans could not create, such as real-time audio synthesis and granular synthesis. Now, more than 20 years later, I am fascinated by sounds that computers cannot create. It is the unique sonic textures that are created by wear and tear, including deterioration and accidental wear from disappearing old technologies. It's like a memory of my old Iwate.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

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CD in embossed cardstock sleeve. 

tracklist:

1. 1982 I
2. 1982 II
3. 1982 III 01:42
4. 1982 IV
5. 1982 V
6. 1982 VI
7. 1982 VII 04:09
8. 1982 VIII
9. 1982 IX
10. 1982X

Artist statement by Yui Onodera:

"I stayed in Iwate, where I was born, for a few days and created some sound materials using limited materials and old media. Over ten years ago, Iwate was devastated by the Great East Japan earthquake. Many old things that remained in my memory became rubble, dismantled, and new scenery was there. I bounced every song from “1982” straight onto an old tape recorder.

This album comes out of my interest in sonic "degradation and
I treated the guitar and synthesiser in a lot of new ways, so using a lot of tape recorders and/or pedal effects. I wanted the guitar to be an extension of the ambient textures rather than technology and imperfection.

The raw and the processed.

We benefited greatly from the evolution and democratization of computer and audio technology in the early '00s. I was fascinated by sounds that could not be created by humans, such as real-time audio synthesis and granular synthesis. Now, 20-odd years later, I am fascinated by sounds that cannot be created with a computer. It was a unique acoustic texture created by deterioration and wear, including accidental wear, due to old technology that is disappearing. It's like a memory of my old days in Iwate."

Artist: Yui Onodera

Label: Room40

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This CD was released in July 2024 by Yui Onodera, an ambient artist from Iwate who now lives in Tokyo, through the experimental/ambient label Room7 in Brisbane, Australia.

Contains 10 dreamy ambient drone tracks using guitar, piano and cassette.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"I stayed in my hometown of Iwate for a few days and produced sound material using limited materials and old media. A dozen years ago, Iwate was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Many of the old things that I remembered were turned into rubble and dismantled, and a new landscape was there. I bounced all the songs from "1982" directly from an old tape recorder.

I made this album out of my interest in the "degradation and revival" of sound. I worked with guitars and synthesizers in a new way, so I used tape recorders and effects a lot. I wanted the guitars to be an extension of the ambient texture, rather than technology and imperfection.

Raw and processed.

We benefited greatly from the evolution and democratization of computer and audio technology in the early 00s. I was fascinated by sounds that humans could not create, such as real-time audio synthesis and granular synthesis. Now, more than 20 years later, I am fascinated by sounds that computers cannot create. It is the unique sonic textures that are created by wear and tear, including deterioration and accidental wear from disappearing old technologies. It's like a memory of my old Iwate.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

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

CD in embossed cardstock sleeve. 

tracklist:

1. 1982 I
2. 1982 II
3. 1982 III 01:42
4. 1982 IV
5. 1982 V
6. 1982 VI
7. 1982 VII 04:09
8. 1982 VIII
9. 1982 IX
10. 1982X

Artist statement by Yui Onodera:

"I stayed in Iwate, where I was born, for a few days and created some sound materials using limited materials and old media. Over ten years ago, Iwate was devastated by the Great East Japan earthquake. Many old things that remained in my memory became rubble, dismantled, and new scenery was there. I bounced every song from “1982” straight onto an old tape recorder.

This album comes out of my interest in sonic "degradation and
I treated the guitar and synthesiser in a lot of new ways, so using a lot of tape recorders and/or pedal effects. I wanted the guitar to be an extension of the ambient textures rather than technology and imperfection.

The raw and the processed.

We benefited greatly from the evolution and democratization of computer and audio technology in the early '00s. I was fascinated by sounds that could not be created by humans, such as real-time audio synthesis and granular synthesis. Now, 20-odd years later, I am fascinated by sounds that cannot be created with a computer. It was a unique acoustic texture created by deterioration and wear, including accidental wear, due to old technology that is disappearing. It's like a memory of my old days in Iwate."

Artist: Yui Onodera

Label: Room40