The endless beauty of romantic and melancholic piano melodies.
This winter, we at Ricco Label, the home of many neo-classical and instrumental music artists, will release the debut album 'Again Alone' of Mike Argish, who is the third pianist we have discovered following Yuki Murata (Anoice, films, RiLF) and Andrew Jasinski.
Mike Argish was born in Belarus, a nation filled with natural beauty in Eastern Europe, and has been active as a classical music pianist/composer in Russia, Germany, and Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, during his music school days. Even then, he not only penned classical music, but he also began composing popular music such as rock and hiphop, and played live shows as the member of a instrumental music acts in Europe and Asia. After such an impressive history, he arrived at one of the most simplistic, yet emotive music styles; solo piano music. The resulting masterpiece is a mix of beautiful piano melodies reminiscent of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Joe Hisaishi, and Chilly Gonzales, and the great sound qualities of neo-classical music artists such as Max Richter, Goldmund, and Nils Frahm, that will be as loved as ever over generations. This album should be background music of the most treasured moments of all music listeners’ lives.
As with Andrew Jasinski's 'Sea' album, Takahiro Kido, of Anoice, took charge of the mastering.