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Juta Takahashi: Music for Urban Promenades II (LR018)
More ambient music for urban promenades consisting of bell sound
The fifteenth album of Juta Takahashi, "Music for Urban Promenades II", has been released in October, 2020. The album consists of one long-form ambient track.
1. Music for Urban Promenades II (1:3:32)
"When I visited Yokohama, Japan in the early 2010s, I noticed I could intermittently hear a faint bell sound along the promenade of Queen's Square, an indoor shopping mall, at Minato Mirai. The sound out of hidden speakers along the promenade seemed to probably consist of clear rings of bells only, but it was refreshing and got along with the environment. Since I was impressed by the excellent ambience, I had been hoping to create more musical one. The outcome is the "Music for Urban Promenades" series. I produced the music as low-volume one. Please set the playing volume relatively low in accordance with each environment."
－ Juta Takahashi
Composed, arranged, produced and performed by Juta Takahashi
Recorded and mastered at Lunisolar Studio, Sendai, Japan
Released on October 21, 2020
"Music for Urban Promenades II" has got selected as one of December 2020 Top 10 STAR'S END Releases.
Review by Bert Strolenberg on Sonic Immersion (December 13, 2020):
This is a second volume of continuous low volume ambient environs inspired by a collage of faint bell sounds heard inside an indoor shopping mall in Yokohama. Next to some acoustic piano and synths, Juta mainly applied Tibetan Singing Bowls among other bells of which the sounds were treated with pitch shifting, reversed echo and other techniques. The longform track, audio resolution 16bit/44.1kHz, is a serene gliding tapestry of sounds and fluid textures evolving gradually with profound resonating impact.
Same as its predecessor you could think of it as a kind of stress-relief and uplifting music to balance yet sooth the mind most comfortably.
"Music for Urban Promenades II" is available as both factory pressed (glass mastered) CD, limited to 100 copies, and digital download.