This week’s playlist update has been chosen by the wonderful, Akira Kosemura.

 

 

New song “Yearbook” drawing the changes of time with an elegant piano. Songs from “Yearbook” have been interspersed into Akira’s choices to celebrate the release (today: 19/10/18).

 

Akira’s choices:

 

Yearbook – Akira Kosemura
Sleepers Beat Theme – Ben Lukas Boysen
Fragile N.4 – Dustin O’Halloran
Allen & Lucien – Nico Muhly
The Mustard Seed – Hildur Guonadóttir, Jóhann Jóhannsson
Dinner And The Ship Of Dreams – Max Richter
Shadow – Akira Kosemura
Mandy Love Theme – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Early Wake – Mitchell Akiyama
Komorebi, Pt. 4 – David Wenngren, Julia Kent, Library Tapes
Aurora Borealis – Steven Price
“Ég heyroi allt án pess ao hlusta” – A Winged Victory For The Sullen Rework – Jóhann Jóhannson, A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Armour – Akira Kosemura

 

Japanese composer Akira Kosemura debuted his first solo album, “It’s On Everything”, on an Australian label in 2007 while he was still in school. That same year, he founded his own label, Schole Records, and garnered good reviews by releasing various albums of crossover genre music featuring the sounds of piano, strings, winds, synthesizers, and field recordings. Akira has composed music for film, stage, and commercials, including Embers directed by Junpei Matsumoto and starring Yuya Yagira (Cannes Best Actor Winner); Haru-chika directed by Masahide Ichii and starring Kanna Hashimoto and Shori Sato; MANON, a contemporary ballet piece choreographed by Kimiho Hulbert; and Japan Pavilion in Milano EXPO. In recent years, he has worked collaboratively with international brands such as IKEA, Nikon, Kinfolk, and Rado. His works have received high acclaim from media outlets around the world, including Pitchfork in the US. In 2016, Akira featured Devendra Banhart on a single titled “Someday”. Akira also scored the American TV series “Love Is __” which premiered on OWN in 2018. (Words from Akira Kosemura)

 

Listen to Akira’s choices here on our playlist & follow it to hear the new update every Friday – 

 

Be sure to follow Akira on Twitter, Instagram and like him on Facebook.