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Glow in the Dark Moon

by Tokyo Ambient Collective

delay 07:26
pale blue 07:30
in gradient 06:34
dying flower 06:48
the red moon 08:46
afterglow 04:12


The sounds which flow through an abyss of the darkness.

On the 23rd December, we will release 'Glow in the Dark Moon', the third album from Tokyo Ambient Collective, an ambient music project established by Tokyo-based international artists; Takahiro Kido, Kenji Azuma, and Sami Elu.

This album 'Glow in the Dark Moon' was produced by two of the founder members; Takahiro Kido, a composer who works as a member of Anoice, RiLF, and Films, and Kenji Azuma, a percussionist who plays a lot of kind of strange instrument in the world, and recorded by all improvisation performances over a three-day period. For this recording, they were not only joined by fellow founding member, Sami Elu, the world’s only player of the pixiechord, and Yuki Murata, a pianist/composer and a member of Anoice, RiLF, and Films who participated in the second album, 'Scattered Light', but also by two new musicians; Keiji Takeda, a violinist who is also active as a countertenor, and Maryse Dumas, an ambient musician from Canada who plays several kinds of flute and singing bowl. By having been recorded by a total of six players, the GANK Drums, Karimba, Pixiechord, and Synthesizer which were featured on their previous album were accompanied by some new instruments such as Violin, Flute, and Singing Bowl. As a result, the album is assorted by various colours of sounds. The singing voices from the new two players, Keiji Takeda and Maryse Dumas, is one of the biggest key ingredients which characterizes the mystical sounds flowing though the whole album.

The album is built on the basis of quiet ambient sounds as well as the previous albums, but it also includes some songs featuring simple melodies by adding a violin and flute, such as track.1 'delay' and track.5 'in gradient'. Also, all the songs were recorded by improvisations on the theme of the moonlit night, and as the result, this album became the most darkest work featuring a dream-like atmosphere in Tokyo Ambient Collective's releases.

This is a masterpiece of ambient music, and we recommend you to listen in a quiet place with dusky light.


released December 23, 2022

Produced by Takahiro Kido, Kenji Azuma, Ricco Label

Track 1, 4, and 6 Composed by Takahiro Kido, Kenji Azuma, Keiji Takeda
Track 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9 Composed by Takahiro Kido, Kenji Azuma, Yuki Murata, Maryse Dumas
Track 8 Composed by Takahiro Kido, Kenji Azuma, Sami Elu

Takahiro Kido: Piano, Synthesizer, Melodion, Guitar, Glockenspiel, Percussions
Kenji Azuma: GANK Drum, RAVVAST, Hand Pan, Karimba, Synthesizer, lyre, Percussions
Sami Elu: Pixiechord
Yuki Murata: Organ, Celesta, Karimba, lyre, Glockenspiel, Harmonic Pipe, Percussions
Keiji Takeda: Violin, Vocals, Whistle
Maryse Dumas: Flute, Bowl, Tuning Fork, Vocals

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Takahiro Kido

Photo by Takahiro Kido
Art Direction and Design by Takahiro Kido

Tokyo Ambient Collective


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Ricco Label Tokyo, Japan

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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