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Dear morning

Robert

Auf Unseen Japan schreibt Peter Joseph Head über die Plattform Minna Kikeru, die von den Tenniscoats, bestehnd aus Ueno Takashi und Saya, gestartet wurde:

The name itself is so simple, “みんなきける Minna Kikeru” (“Everyone Can Listen”), it may as well have been thought up by a child. It is, appropriately, written in hiragana.

Irgendwie schön, eine Musik-Plattform zu haben, die von Musiker:innen selbst betrieben wird.

In the same way, Saya describes Minna Kikeru as being “run by everyone together”. The motivation for starting was as much about having musicians being able to listen to each other’s music, amidst Covid restrictions, as for the benefit of anyone beyond this immediate circle. Saya has said, “An artist singing the praises of another artist, regardless of ‘career', is truly a wonderful thing, a treasure that that person can hold onto for life. I want to create more opportunities for that to happen.“

Auf der 2020 gestarteten Seite gibt es Alben von mittlerweile fast 200 Alben von 30 Labeln und zehn Songs stellt Peter im Artikel vor.

Beim Album Shu aroaro von Yuko Ikema hat er mit Korin (Halo) und Somehow I Live gleich zwei Stücke gefunden und das ganze Album passt auch sehr gut als Soundtrack für melancholische Sonntage.

“なんとなく生きていては” (Somehow I Live) is Yuko at her most simply unadorned. If ever “three chords and the truth” has bloomed in the land of Minna Kikeru, it is here. A melancholy ode to the ennui of living a life without a road map, a compass, or even a clear sense of where you want to go, this is 1960s style folk without the sense of a certainty of united purpose. Unseen Japan - Minna Kikeru

Auf Minna Kikeru gibt es das ganze Album:

Singer song writer, Yuko Ikema released her 2nd album in 2015. This album was recorded with using a 4-track cassette MTR at majikick house. Just like Yuko's personality, which is simple and warm, her singing voice is nostalgic and mysterious for the first time. The songs that begin with "Dear Morning", guided by spinning threads, are fresh, familiar, and beautiful. Takashi Ueno and Saya joined in.

Vom ersten Stück, Dear morning (拝啓、朝), gibt es auf YouTube als Alternative zum Panda am Frühstückstisch auch eine Rooftop-Coverversion: