Toshiyuki Yasuda (feat. Seika Iwashita): Secret Garden

Toshiyuki Yasuda (feat. Seika Iwashita): Secret Garden - Single
[The Institute of Music and Environment (TIME)]

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1. Secret Garden

Toshiyuki Yasuda (Composed, Piano, Synth, Mix, Mastering, Art Direction)
Seika Iwashita (Lyrics, Vocals)
Masaharu Iida (Double Bass)
Yukie Murakami (Photos, Designed)
Kati (Model)
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リリース3曲目「Secret Garden」は、1990年代からソロ、ローズ・リミテッド、5th Gardenなどで活動してきた岩下清香を作詞家、歌手として迎えたフォーク・ジャズ。2021年の夏に法然院で行われた「electronic evening 電子音楽の夕べ」(涼音堂主催)出演のために書き下ろした共作曲の録音版。シンプルな音像の中に芳醇な倍音を感じられるような共演です。

5 advance singles from Toshiyuki Yasuda's 7th album will be released in sequence from March 2024. This is an album with a very simple instrumentation, representing the peak of Toshiyuki Yasuda's music, which has transitioned from conceptual to non-conceptual and from electronic to acoustic. The album is jazz-like authenticity, which have beautiful compositions like a standard, performed only with just felt piano, double bass, singing, and slight synths. All 4 featured singers are Japanese female artists, and the lyrics are convincingly written in their native language and aim to convey the power of women.

The 3rd release "Secret Garden" is a folk jazz featuring Seika Iwashita, who has been acting as a solo artist, Rose Limited, 5th Garden and etc since the 1990s, as a lyricist and singer. It's a record version of a co-composition for the "electronic evening" (organized by Ryoondo) held at Honen-in Temple in the summer of 2021. A collaboration where you can feel the rich overtones in a simple sound image.