Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music I

Year of release: 2007
Genre: Ambient/Post Rock/Electronic/Classical
Country: Japan

01.  Stella
02. Write Once, Run Melos

In a few words:
Two compositions = an hour of music! So, I warn you that this is a demanding album. Program Music I is the second effort of this Japanese artist and by all means is excellent. A lot of different ideas and musical genres are enclosed in these two songs, but they are so perfectly combined that the album flows like water. Piano, strings, acoustic guitar and drums are the main instruments that have been used in this album, while a lot of pads and electronic beats appeared here and there. Furthermore, there are many "melodic" details that will keep your interest throughout the album. The music has a soundtrack feeling and is quite atmospheric and somehow melancholic. There are no vocals here, but I don't think that they are necessary. For those of you who are interested in experimental music this is a highly recommended album!   

Personal highlights: 
Both compositions of course!