Label: Kitchen (Japan)
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
2019 release. Kotonoha is Ironomi's eighth album. A tonal portrait of microscopic nuances particular of a Japanese midsummer saunter through deep emerald green forests and tranquil fields, transcribed into a meditative pastoral reverie created with crystalline piano playing, lute acoustics and real-time processing. Kotonoha was originally built on a sequence of four continuous scenes that makes up one long-form composition. The titles of these improvisational pieces ('Shioribi', 'Namisora', 'Ayumikaze', 'Hagoromo') invoke a literal kind of sensuous, fleeting phenomena. The beauty and charm of these tracks lie in their impressionist fusion with Japanese nature and sensibilities.