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Monday, September 30, 2013

a-key / EIKI NONAKA uploaded to YouTube

少し前に親友から僕が昔作ったCDを聴きたいというリクエストがあった。

しかし残念ながら、僕がこれまでAlfa RecordやWindham Hill、A&M、Pony Canyonなどで作った「INTERIOR」や「INTERIORS」などの作品は、細野晴臣さんとテイチクでやった「Friends Of Earth (F.O.E)」以外はほとんどが廃盤に成っているので、今や何処からもダウンロードできない。(涙)

という事で、一念発起して95年にマーキュリーからリリースした自分の最初にして最後のソロアルバム「a-key」のCDを自炊して、映像も特に無いので、ジャケットをスキャンした5枚ほどの静止画像をいじくってスクリーンセーバー風なものを作ってYouTubeに上げてみた。

これをやる為に、産まれて初めて「POWER DIRECTOR」という映像編集ソフトを購入した。

これ、昔使っていた音楽用のソフトとあんまり変わらない感覚で使えるので、結構ハマってしまいました。

それにしても、一昔前なら数百万ぐらい投資しないと出来なかった事が、パソコン一台で出来ちゃうなんて・・・夢みたい・・・素直にちょっとビックリ。

自分でいうのもなんだけど、それまでの音楽的なキャリアを全て投入して作ったアルバムは、当時僕の頭の中で鳴り響いてい居る音を、自分で聴くためにデザインしたような作品で、極めて内省的なものだけど、久しぶりに再生すると、当時の様々な心象風景が蘇ってきて不思議と新鮮な感じがする。

録音もかなり気を使ったし、音響的にもあまり古くなった印象はない。

もし良かったらCheckしてみてください!

Peace!

"a-key" : Music by EIKI NONAKA (1995)

"This music was originally intended and designed as a virtual soundtrack for this imaginary film about our planetary system, which of course only exists in my head, but the music was actually used for a video titled "Spiritual Earth: Aloha Waves (Pioneer/Geneon)", which was directed by my good friend Hiroyuki Nakano, and shot by famous surf photographer, Denjiro Sato. (This astonishing footage, shot from inside and outside the water brings you closer to understanding the ocean and the waves.)

I hope these tracks will take you through an imaginaly journey going to different planets of both far and near, and beyond..."   Peace!


1. ABSOLUTE DOMINO  (00:00 ~ 06:59)
All instruments and programming: EIKI NONAKA, Tenor Saxophone: YASUAKI SHIMIZU, Yamaha CS-10:  WONG WINGTSAN,  Pearl Drums: HIROYUKI NORITAKE, Percussions: MARCO BOSCO
 
2. SPLASH    (07:01 ~ 13:02)
All instruments programming and vocals: EIKI NONAKA,  Roland JV-1080 Piano Solo: WONG WINGTSAN,  Pearl Drums: HIROYUKI NORITAKE,    Percussions:  MARCO BOSCO

3. SANGO     (13:02 ~ 20:00)
All instruments and programming:  EIKI NONAKA,    Tenor Saxophone: YASUAKI SHIMIZU,  Yamaha CS-10: WONG WINGTSAN,  Pearl Drums: HIROYUKI NORITAKE,  Percussions:  MARCO BOSCO

4. PHLANGED VORTEX    (20:00 ~ 28:03)
All instruments and programming:  EIKI NONAKA,    Tenor Saxophone: YASUAKI SHIMIZU, Bird Whistles, Voice and Talking Drums:  MARCO BOSCO

5. IS THIS HOW IT FEELS      (28:03 ~ 35:46)
Music: MONDAY MICHIRU and EIKI NONAKA,    Words by MONDAY MICHIRU,  Lead and background vocals: MONDAY MICHIRU,  All instruments and programming: EIKI NONAKA,  Yamaha CS-10:  WONG WINGTSAN,  Pearl Drums: HIROYUKI NORITAKE,  Roland RSS Programing:  HIDEKI ISHII

6. GORBY'S BLUES    (35:46 ~ 45:27)
All instruments and programming:  EIKI NONAKA,
Tenor Saxophone:  YASUAKI SHIMIZU,  Roland JV-1080 Piano and horn arrangement:  WONG WINGTSAN,  Pearl Drums:  HIROYUKI NORITAKE,    Yamaha Drum Sampling:  KOJI NONAKA,    Percussions:  MARCO BOSCO

7. DEEP SPACE #9     (45:27 ~ 50:45)
All instruments and programming:  EIKI NONAKA,
Bird Whistles, Voice and Talking Drums:  MARCO BOSCO

8. PYRAMIDAL VIEW     (50:45 ~ 57:33)
All instruments, programming and vocals:  EIKI NONAKA,  Roland JV-1080 Piano: WONG WINGTSAN,
Tenor Saxophone: YASUAKI SHIMIZU,  Pearl Drums:  HIROYUKI NORITAKE,  Percussions:  MARCO BOSCO

9. SATURN EXPESS     (57:38 ~ 01:04:38)
All instruments and programming:  EIKI NONAKA,
VINTAGE KEYS Electric Piano:  WONG WINGTSAN,
Pearl Drums:  HIROYUKI NORITAKE,  Roland RSS Programming:   HIDEKI ISHII


Produced by Eiki Nonaka for Media Garden Inc.
Mixed and Mastered by Seigen Ono
Engineered by Hideki Ishii at Media Garden Studio.

All compositions written and programmed by Eiki Nonaka for Media Garden Inc., except Track 5 "Is This How It Feels" was co-written by Manday Michiru and Eiki Nonaka

All instruments, programming and vocals by EIKI NONAKA (EIKI uses AMS LOGIC2 with AUDIOFILE Spectra, Notator Logic Audio for Macintosh, Godin MIDI Classic Guitar with Roland GR-1, Roland JD-800, JD-990, JV-1080, KORG T-1, Young Chang K-2000 and Steinberger Guitars.)

Album cover by Hajime Tachibana Design

Originally released by Sun and Moon Records / Mercury Music Entertainment (Sep. 25, 1995)

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