In the early summer of 2013, KASHIWA Daisuke finally made his debut as a film music composer with the animation °»Koto no Ha no Niwa (The Garden of Words)°…, directed by Makoto Shinkai. And now, KASHIWA Daisuke will be re-releasing from noble °»april.#02°… (2006), his first album that is the origin of his image-arousing music and had been out of print from his former label; all songs are remixed and remastered by KASHIWA Daisuke himself with a new jacket.
his first album °»april.#02°… was released from the German label °»onpa°… in 2006. The album is uniquely characterized by a combination of classical, lyrical melody and extreme editing and noise. The album is not only his maiden work, but also a monumental masterpiece that even the renown composer Ryuichi Sakamoto eulogizes.
The title song of the album, °»april.#02°…, is a pleasant quarrel between the elegant melody of piano and strings, and breakcore-like beat and editing. The song is a full 25-minutes of dynamic repetition of harmony and destruction that vigorously arouses the listeners°« catharsis and the monumental work of KASHIWA Daisuke. The new release is fully remixed and remastered by KASHIWA Daisuke, and is full of the roughness of early intention, along with a stoic composition. The resolution of his sound has improved, the power of expression has become enriched, and the strength as a work of music has become stronger than ever.
We hope you enjoy the origin as well as the refinement of the renewed, re-released maiden work of KASHIWA Daisuke, °»april.#02°….