guided by starlight
across the night
spring in amber
The various sounds, including her own playing and singing, overlap, and beautiful music emerges like the colors of light shimmering in the night sky. This music, which is imbued with a private intimacy, yet evokes a magnificent and profound soundscape, gently caresses "I" from all over the world who have been forced to travel within, and invites us to "somewhere other than here"-an unknown world.
This album was recorded almost entirely by herself, a complete change from the previous band recording, and features guest musicians such as Kauai hirótomo (drums, also in charge of arranging M4 "Crossing the Night"), who also released his outstanding solo work "Another Galaxy" (2019) on TONOFON, Wakana Ikeda (flute), Yasuyo Toi (clarinet/bass clarinet), and Shugo Tokumaru (piano/cello, also responsible for some mixing). The specially printed CD jacket was designed by yunniko herself.
1 guided by starlight
2 binary star
4 across the night
6 winter dawn
9 spring in amber
yunniko/YankaNoi is a musician who makes music with her multi-layered voice and various sounding objects.
As a multi-instrumentalist who plays a variety of voices and various instruments (accordion, glockenspiel, guitar, trumpet, toys, etc.), She provides live support for Shugo Tokumaru and various other artists, as well as music/lyrics for movies, TV shows, fashion shows, etc., singing, and remixing. She also sings, participates in chorus and remixes, and is active in a wide range of other activities.
In 2008, she released first album "mitten" under the name "meso meso" from Lacies' Records in the UK, organized by Andrew Hargreaves of The Boats , and in 2009, she released second album "spoon" from Yacca / Inpartmaint Inc. that of her unique singing style and songs without lyrics were called "pixie folk" and received high evaluation on various overseas review sites.
She has performed with many artists in Japan, including Nicholas Krgovich, Deradoorian, LAU NAU, Islaja, Tsembls, and Masha Qrella, and was a supporting member of SiN's live show in Japan.
She also designs all of his own goods and is involved in a variety of creative activities, including illustration and accessory (YankaMimi) production.
2014年にリリースされた1stalbum"Neuma"のバンド録音から一変、ほぼひとりで作り上げられた本作には、ゲスト演奏陣に、同じくTONOFONから出色のソロ作『Another Galaxy』（2019年）をリリースしたkauai hirótomo（ドラムス、M4「夜を渡る」アレンジも担当）をはじめ、池田若菜（フルート）、戸井安代（クラリネット／バスクラリネット）、トクマルシューゴ（ピアノ／チェロ、一部ミックスも担当）を迎えている。
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