Music: Dream, like if you were listening to Kashiwa Daisuke

SUNDAY: Music

Born in Hiroshima, Kashiwa Daisuke (柏大輔) started off as the composer and guitarist of post-rock band Yodaka. He started a solo project in 2004 after being inspired by the Yodaka’s psychedelic sound, its post-rock approach, and by Maurizio Bianchi.

As a solo artist his idea is to create not only acoustic, but also electronic film soundscapes and atmospheres, by melting together a variety of classic instruments, spoken word snippets, and crisp beats. With a proper amount of ambient music, all of these form an exquisite sound experience.

In May 2005, his first official track “Travelaroundstars”, covered by the reading voice of Francoise Cactus, the vocalist of Stereo Total, an electro-pop band from Berlin, was recorded for the soundtrack to the book “Des Ne’vroses Pour La Saint Valentin”.

In 2006, his first album – april.#02 – was released. This was followed by – april.#07 – a remix album, featuring remixes by dj olive oil, Takeshi Nishimoto and Lem. His second album came in 2007, this time on Noble Records. – Program Music I – only featured two tracks, but the runtime exceeds the hour. Its rich textures and depths are unmistakably Kashiwa Daisuke, it’s a combination of sound and image.

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