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a Short Happy Life

by Takahiro Kido

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Home 00:32
Summer Dogs 00:32
Franny 04:22
Jealousy 04:26
Small Caress 00:58
atelire 02:20
paysage 00:30
K 06:16
xxx 02:10


The first solo album from Takahiro Kido, composer/member of Anoice.

This beautiful album which served as his first official release, was sold only in a book store in Tokyo one year before he debuted as the member of Anoice in 2006.

It was made by minimal use of musical instruments, mainly piano, violin, and organ, along with environmental sound recorded at hills, fields and caves, to focus on the stillness and the color of the sound of musical instruments. Each tune was created for the sound tracks to the novels of Ernest Hemingway and Motojiro Kajii etc. as well as some paintings by Bernard Buffet and Maurice Utrillo. Takahiro Kido's cherished opinion "stillness is not a sense which people can feel when they are in soundless environment" played a big part in the creation of this album.

This album contains one excellent tune "Franny," which was used on the soundtrack to the Japanese film "Honokaa-Boy."

For fans of French classical music such as Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, but also modern-classical music such as Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson.


released December 10, 2005

Produced by Anoice, Ricco Label

All tracks composed by Takahiro Kido
Track.12 by Takahiro Kido, Yuki Murata

Takahiro Kido : Piano, Organ, Glockenspiel, Melodion
Utaka Fujiwara : Wurlitzer Piano
Jyunko Tabira : Violin
Takahiro Matsue : Bass
Seri Nogami : Piano on track.5

Recorded and Mixed by Takahiro Kido
Mastered by Hideharu Masai

Photo by Takahiro Kido
And Direction and Design by Takahiro Kido

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Ricco Label is a Tokyo-based neo-classical, post-rock, electronica, and ambient music label established as an individual label of Anoice and its solo/side projects.

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