This demo/EP can best be described as a collection of "ambient rock" soundtracks. Though sonically diverse in style and tone, all seven songs express the dualities of dreams vs. reality, serenity vs. discordance, and the moments when those balances become threatened.
Beyond "surreal, so real," each storyline marks the beginning of an open-ended concept album whose characters, plots, and musical genres will transform based on creative fluidity.
Click on each track's "info" link to read a synopsis of the song/storyline.
"This is a recommended download for ALL fans of Silent Hill's music. It's got a fresh and moody soundscape resonating with either etheral and melodic ambience or driving guitar riffs, and captivating drums that would impress even [Akira] Yamaoka himself." - Fungo (of Twin Perfect), SilentHillMedia.net
“You can hear that you put a lot of time in it and really put attention to the different layers and creating opposites. It’s dreamy but also raw reality! … Together with the story behind the EP, it makes this EP very interesting to listen to!” - ɱiɣuki ɖɑɣ [Netherlands]
接吻 [Kiss] written for and dedicated to Maggie Peng [February 2012]
ippei nifwee deebiru [thank you very much]: the Kamiya, Inafuku, Ike, and Sasada families, James Musser @ Peaceland Music, Afuso Ryu Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Los Angeles, and the Okinawa Association of America
infinite thank you’s to those who’ve assisted me with this project: Maggie Peng, Andor Czigeledi, Noah Golderg, Jo-Ann Irvin, Michael Daugherty, Miyuki Day, Jason Michael [Dah2]
synopses: Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya with Andor Czigeledi
artwork model: Terumi Shimazu
in loving memory of Auntie Irene Ike [1962 ~ 2008]
Logic 8: all tracks [recording/arrangement/mixing]
Reason 3: all tracks [programming/synths]
live instruments played…
sanshin [Okinawan lute]: tracks 1 and 4
electric guitar: tracks 2 and 3
electric bass guitar: track 2
josephkamiya @ gmail . com
released 20 July 2012
all tracks written, performed, and recorded by Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License