New Japanese Vibes (59) – Kita Kouhei 水の扉 ‘Mizu no Tobira’

北航平 Kita Kouhei’s new track 水の扉 ‘Mizu no Tobira’ (‘The Gate of Water’) is a beautiful confluence of nature and technology. The Kyoto-based percussionist and producer crafts a work of gentle poignancy, yet it is full of sonic life, intertwining the rich soundscapes of water with glitch-influenced effects and rhythms, ambient harmonies that evoke the rippling motion of water, and angelic piano melodies that give the impression of reincarnation.

Other Info/Context

  • Kita Kouhei’s new album akashic records will be released on May 25th.

© Isaku Takahashi