Métron Records to reissue Japanese pianist Yumiko Morioka’s 1987 album Resonance

Métron Records to reissue Japanese pianist Yumiko Morioka’s 1987 album ResonanceWhen it comes to releasing intriguing new electronic music from around the globe, few labels are quite as accomplished as Métron Records.

With a small but varied back catalogue that includes stunning albums from 7FO, Meitei, and OCA the Berlin-based imprint takes a trip back to 1987 for a hidden gem by Japanese pianist Yumiko Morioka.

Originally released on Akira Ito’s ‘Green & Water’ label the album titled Resonance remains her only solo record – a truly beautiful, timeless collection of classical new age compositions.

Recorded on a Bösendorfer grand piano, the 10-track LP drew influence from the popular environmental music culture prevalent in Japan during the late 80s, as well as finding inspiration from Western musicians like Erik Satie and Brian Eno.

Listen to the extremely beautiful opening track ‘Komorebi’ above.

Head here to buy the album ahead of its 15th April release, check out the album artwork and tracklisting below.

Métron Records to reissue Japanese pianist Yumiko Morioka’s 1987 album Resonance.

 

Tracklisting:

A Side

Komorebi

Moon Road

Rainbow Gate

Ever Green

潮風

B Side

おだやかな海

Round And Round

La Sylphide / 空気の精

Moon Ring

銀の船

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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