Index of Artists
Browse by Artist: WADA, TAKASHI
"If there is a specific person (besides the genre grounding Kompakt people) the genre pop-ambient is made for than this 21years old Japanese wonder boy. Wada's fingers just wanna play. They flow over the keyboard / piano, they feel the world on the topic of this instrument, they understand the world in this micro-cosmos and manage to create a magic, very own interpretation of the big picture, with all its beauty and clearness. Electronic music is mainly based on a learning by doing wisdom and the principle 'happening by accident'. Wada is no member of this school. In his world the significant melodies and harmonies are intuitive, inspired, but over all they base on knowledge. A lot of theoretical knowledge. Knowledge on the effects of music on its listeners. A brief story of his life: born in Fukushima Japan, he was mainly living and being socialized in Tokyo. When he was 16 he started a world tour in the name of music. First he studied jazz guitar, Bossanova and music theory in New York. When he was 19 he moved to Paris for university -- with a short London interruption --, where he studies classic piano, still jazz guitar and for sure French and all the bohemian life style between cafe au lait and Louvre. Wada's music is very much influenced by space, architecture, city, land scape, animals, people and the sound of living, the sound which comes out naturally. He listens to any kind of music. He likes the sound of the piano overall. Wada feels and interprets our modern world. These interpretations were never released before. Onitor is happy and proud to release the debut album of this amazing musician. We all will have a lot of great moments with Wada's brilliant compositions in the future. Word."
This is Japan-based Takashi Wada's second full-length release on Onitor. His debut
, was dedicated to pure pop ambient, deep and satisfying. This time around on
, Wada eschews the laptop performance in favor of playing guitar, piano and trumpet, but the conceptual basis remains the same: architecture, metropolis, landscapes, animals, humans and daily sounds. In opposition to his previous release, where he explored the pure transport of feelings, this time he aims a step higher, targeting self-realization. The album feels like unworked wood -- raw and rough, completely separate from its reformation into a usable human material. As a result he did not leave so much free space in this album -- every second is filled with sounds. Wada's process is full of references: jazz, art-rock, avant-garde as well as simple electronic tones. With this album, Wada manages to combine the past and future of electronic music into one concept without losing the status quo of our times.
is, all at once, a small bar club in New York in the late '60s, with
studio in Cologne in the mid '70s, the disillusioned Sheffield of the '80s with the soundtrack of Warp, the hip-but-fucked-up post-Wall Berlin of the early '90s, as well as the pop academy of 2006 and the congress of future 2030.
Index of Artists