Colbets is a Japanese duo of Saitoh Tomohiro from Shreber Harber Mole Flying Wheel who teamed up with guitarist Kari Takemoto to form their ambient minded project Colbets, from Tokyo Japan. Silent music of resounds, time sleeps and warm air. “and silence” is their 5th album following releases from labels such as Twisted Tree Line, Vent and U-cover.
Based around Kari Takemoto guitar and Saitoh Tomohiro synthesizer and trumpet, including collaboration with cello James Bryan Parks (aka Holy Kind Of) “and silence” contains five beautiful tracks become a very atmospheric experimental journey. Featuring stunning cover art from Phil Gardelis (aka Zenjungle) This release comes in a printed 2 panel card edition of 50 copies with factory replicated disc.
As a sort of pantheist, or at least an artist who finds great stories hiding in the vast visual subtleties of nature – Subtle Trees is a classical music collage as much as it is an homage to classical music. It’s core is created through sounds gathered in the owl hours by sampling ancient instruments whose cores were derived from the trees of nature. These sounds were layered like lichen on an ancient pantheistic sculpture.
Age of Insects is the result of a series of visits made by Mark and Laura to Stephen’s studio in Virginia between May 2009 and January 2010.
The three improvised around common interests in analog electronics and digital manipulation, field recordings and instrumental performance practice. These recordings presented here feature only minimal editing and post-production, with a primary intent of capturing shared moments of listening and response.
The titles refer to extinct insects—the imagined hum and flutter of their calls, flight and communication.
The compilation features 12 tracks from some of the globe’s most talented sound-designers. It is a subtly rewarding headphone listen from start to finish; curated and ordered to purposefully induce a state of sleep. Starting off minimally, gradually gathering tone and atmosphere, the experience goes on without ever boiling over or reaching a crescendo. Parts of the album are light and restful whereas traces of it tread darker territory. All in all, the imagery that the album conjurs sits perfectly as a soundtrack to the dreams one experiences during a nights sleep.