Anohito

Spirit Fest. Anohito

Released by Morr Music
morr 164 cd - CD/LP/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Sep 07, 2018


Flowing and brimming with life, ‚Anohito’, the second album by indie supergroup Spirit Fest, has come ashore. The group is comprised of Tokyo-based duo Tenniscoats (Saya and Takashi Ueno), Markus Acher (The Notwist, Rayon), Cico Beck (Aloa Input, The Notwist) and Mat Fowler (Jam Money, Bons). read more...

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"As the scope of their music grows, Spirit Fest still hold onto the feeling of friends making music together in a cozy space -- and that makes Anohito another winning album."

allmusic.com - US

"The album becomes a half hour exploration of a childlike wonderment of discovery of sounds, sights, and colors with not the least bit of irony. We could all certainly benefit from more of Spirit Fest’s view of the world."

Soundblab.com - USA

"Classe, mystérieuse et prenante, voici une demi-heure magnifique."

Magic Mag - FR

"Ne sono risultate curiose ibridazioni tra saggi di delicatezze pop acustiche e giocose segmentazioni elettroniche, loop folktronici e rivisitazioni di tradizionali giapponesi, il tutto all’insegna di una piena condivisione."

Rockerilla - IT

"...ein kammermusikalisches Indiepop-Kleinod."

Süddeutsche Zeitung - DE

"Auf dem zweiten Album gestaltet das deutsch-japanisch-englische Projekt um Markus Acher von The Notwist seinen Kammerpop deutlich experimenteller."

Musikexpress - DE



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Spirit Fest. Anohito

Morr Music - morr 164 cd

Flowing and brimming with life, ‚Anohito’, the second album by indie supergroup Spirit Fest, has come ashore.

The group is comprised of Tokyo-based duo Tenniscoats (Saya and Takashi Ueno), Markus Acher (The Notwist, Rayon), Cico Beck (Aloa Input, The Notwist) and Mat Fowler (Jam Money, Bons). Crossing boundaries geographically and musically, each member contributes rich experiences in collaboration. But experience can be a tricky friend to navigate, often leaving musicians trapped in their comfort zones. However, Spirit Fest embodies the idea of perpetual motion. Ever-changing and keeping their music alive, the singular souls of Spirit Fest have been drawn together a second time.

In the wake of releasing their first record, the group embarked on an European tour where they found their own distinct character and collective voice. From this shared experience, new songs and recordings followed, encompassing ‚Anohito‘ (Japanese for ‚that person’).

The first two album tracks were constructed on a day off in London. The triumphant opener ,Anohito (Till The Gate)’, an extraordinary minor key title track, sets the tone of the record; Saya’s tender voice and the shimmering, delayed guitars and zither reach delicate and pastoral heights. The loopy folktronica of ‚Fête De Départ’ continues to preserve the pace of the album perfectly.

Spirit Fest recorded the remainder of ,Anohito’ at Markus’s home in Munich. Only Mat operated from London, contributing additional recordings in the form of a tape exchange. These begin with the collective lament of ‚Yuri’s Zahn’, followed by Markus’s evocative banjo pop ‚Look At The Colours’ and the twisted Raymond Scott/Dick Hyman-ish wonk of ‚Ueno The Future’. The album draws to a close with ‚Takeda No Komoriuta’ (‚Lullaby Of Takeda’), a beautiful cover of a dark Japanese traditional, followed by the instrumental track ‚Bye Bye’ – a perfect collage to close and document this rich and playful collaboration by highly imaginative & ego-free musicians.

Cat.no.: morr 164 cd
Format: CD/LP/Digital

Tracklisting

1
1. Anohito (Till The Gate)
2. Fête De Départ
3. Yuri’s Zahn
4. Look At The Colours
5. Ueno The Future
6. Takeda No Komoriuta
7. Bye Bye

Release Dates:
Sep 07, 2018 (Worldwide)