Out Now: ironomi ‘himorogi’ (LP Edition)

Since their first album in 2007, ironomi’s desire to commune with mother Earth and its season’s colors has always served as a continual inspiration for their music. Now into their 10th album, the duo of Junya Yanagidaira and Yu Isobe delves deeper into a more spiritual focus in their journey towards musical impressionism in himorogi, which arrives today as a crystal clear vinyl edition. 

himorogi is the tenth album by ironomi. Divining Japanese mythology and its relationship with nature, the new album is an aural pastorale that fosters deeper territory in the realm of spiritual searching through dreamy, drifting piano, 17-string koto (jūshichi-gensō) and new form electronic processing.

Junya Yanagidaira’s sublime, elegant phrasing of subtle polyphony and melodic piano lines fall like rain through a picturesque blue horizon over calming koto sways by multi-instrumentalist Yu Isobe. The lightest touch of koto strings seems to hover and balance the murmur of a garden stream. It beckons you closer as the gentle caress of the music awakens your inner senses. himorogi will remain timeless; the duo created music that absconded with time and place with their endless visions of beauty.

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