- Artist: Satoshi Tomiie
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/10/2015
Decades after his 1989 debut single and dancefloor anthem Tears, Satoshi Tomiie presents his second album. Tears, the legendary collaboration with Frankie Knuckles, is widely acknowledged as one of house music's most important moments, but it was only the beginning of an exciting career. Satoshi Tomiie has been at the forefront of the global house music movement ever since. He has released on a variety of labels ranging from Strictly Rhythm to Sony, toured with the Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto of Yellow Magic Orchestra fame, worked with artists like Robert Owens, remixed many pop-inclined tracks, and been praised for his 2007 contribution to Renaissance's Masters Series. All of this while creating artistic challenges for himself, to avoid falling into a pattern and repeating himself, and keeping up a constant global DJ schedule. Satoshi Tomiie, a lifelong student of jazz and classical piano, has always succeeded in adding an extra dimension into his music, and his sophomore album is no exception. While listening to New Day, it is immediately clear that the accomplished musician has reinvented himself once again. The overall sound of the album is crisp, fresh, and ingenious without losing it's allure. While some tracks are reminiscent of his early work, others surprise in their richness and complexity. The CD starts off with Last Night, a generous intro; on Landscape, the producer makes use of a more undulating timbre. The title-track features John Schmersal, a touring member of Caribou, and is the prelude to the deeper part of this narrative-oriented album. On Cucina Rossa, he once again shows his rich background as a trained musician. With New Day, Satoshi Tomiie has redefined the creative process that surrounds the production of a full-length album. He wanted to stray away from the norm of albums made up entirely of singles, and delivers a full-length culmination of the styles that have influenced him throughout his illustrious career; a seamless story. CD presented in six-panel digipak; includes four exclusive tracks.
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