There are feelings that only her piano can express.
It has been four years since the release of the long selling third solo album, ‘Gift’, by Yuki Murata, the Tokyo-based pianist and member of the cinematic instrumental music band, Anoice, and dark classical unit, Films. Finally, we'll release her 4th solo album 'Piano Fantasia' featuring beautiful piano tunes which will strike all listeners to their very core.
Similar to her previous album, this release includes her outstanding gift for composing music, which left her name in the history books of the three major international film festivals; Cannes, Berlin, and Venezia, and for her skill in playing the piano that has brought her many awards in competitions such as PTNA Grand Muse and The International Piano Duo Contest. Her talent was also admired by internationally famous Japanese composers Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nobuo Uematsu and Takeshi Kobayashi. This piano sound, that is more impressive than a visual are and more moving than words, will go down in history alongside albums from neo-classical music artists such as Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and Nils Frahm.
By recording various pianos, not only her private studio, but also a large concert hall, she gave the album a prime reverb. In addition, her own band, Anoice's members joined as the instrumental accompaniment upon returning to Tokyo following tours in Asia and Europe. Everything, from the vibrations of the piano strings to the noise from the piano pedal, is Yuki Murata.
You can also get an amount-limited EP including unreleased piano tunes, a signed postcard designed by Naoko Okada who is the illustrator, a compilation album featuring piano masterpieces of Ricco Label artists, and also a only one picture which Yuki Murata took by her own instant camera, if you purchase the CD on Ricco Label website or BandCamp page.
The song Her Name in a Language of Stars carries a surreal ambience that slows the world down. Every action within the environment seems to slow down, causing me to appreciate how simple, yet complex the world really is. Amazing album, allowing me to tune out the world. k-vector