ironomi / いろのみ


ironomi (also known as いろのみ in Japan) is an ambient classical duo consisting of pianist Junya Yanagidaira and Yu Isobe on guitar & laptop. iro-no-mi literally means “fruit of color”, a meaning unique in Japanese to describe the quintessential Japanese aesthetic centered on the four seasons.

With a background of study in classical music and sound art, they create their own brand of impressionist music that intersects this Japanese sense with modern electro-acoustic approaches. Since 2007, ironomi has released 7 albums, “ironomi”, “RECODE”, “北の果ての物語’, ”ubusuna” and “ZONE”. These albums have appeared under Japanese labels Ryoondo Tea and STARNET MUZIK.

ironomi released their first album outside of Japan under KITCHEN. LABEL with “sketch” (2010) and “niji” (2015).

The duo has commissioned music for projects such as DESIGN BUSSAN NIPPON (Japanese craft x modern design exhibition), WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and a collaboration between SWITCH magazine and renowned photographer Kisei Kobayashi. They make regular appearances at festivals across Japan and are a mainstay at Nagano’s Onsen Sound & Art Village, Mashiko’s Earth Art Festival and Kyoto’s Electronic Evening among others.



ironomi interview with Goro Inagaki on TOKYO FM ‘THE TRAD’

ironomi went on air on March 17th to speak on their new album ‘kotonoha’ in an interview with Ex-SMAP member Goro Inagaki at TOKYO FM ‘THE TRAD’ program.

ironomi unveils new music video for ‘namisora’

ironomi unveils a visual intepretation of Japanese Pastoralia for their track ‘namisora’, from their newest record ‘kotonoha’.

ironomi unveils live session video for ‘maigo’

ironomi opens up their world in their live session video for ‘maigo’ from their newest record ‘kotonoha’, out now.

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