Review of Shizuku [12k1067]

Neural (IT)

Here is some really sweet and delicate instrumental music by Illuha, the moniker that hides Corey Fuller and Tomoyoshi Date, two musicians operating mailing from their base in Tokyo. However, it was in an old church in Bellingham, Washington that they created Shizuku. The sound was captured using quad-microphone techniques to capture the natural acoustics of the space, rich in echoes, produced by the wooden floor, the many glass windows and by the furniture present in those sacred spaces. The sounds of the pipe organ, vibraphone and dulcimer together with an accordion, a Rhodes piano and an analog synthesizer are skillfully mixed. Far from any narrow genre classification, here the substance is of crystal clear purity, fully involving the listener.

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