noble labels is excited to introduce velveljin, our new friends following Serph.
velveljin is an irregular band formed in Kyoto in 2009, comprised by the core members of yohei yamakado and mana haraguchi. After self-producing and releasing their first album in 2010, yohei yamakado crossed to France to study film and the band currently plays mainly in Europe with Paris as its base.
The band’s second album was inspired by “Nostalghia”, a film by Russian director Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, also known for the string ensemble of the same name, composed in his memory, by composer Toru Takemitsu. Though decadent, the somewhat abstract, warm, and overwhelmingly beautiful world of this album is an ambitious challenge with the musical elements of ambient, deep house, minimal techno, dance step and electronica, residing together in a stoic and refined musical creation of freedom.
Based on a controlled monotone and minimal 4/4 beat, a doleful ambient synthesizer weaves a melody of deep lyricism. The sounds of superior elegance and experiential spirit, makes this album suitable for listening in the bedroom but just as good on the dance floor. It is cinematic and modern electronic music at its best. Please enjoy the music wherever you like with whatever images you’d like in your mind.