KATARI released an aesthetically pleasing video for its take on “Shizen to hito oshiminaku ai wa ubau” by Takeo Arishima.
KATARI, the talented literature-meets-lo-fi duo, is back with another relaxing, aesthetically pleasing hip-hop tune bringing to life a classic piece of Japanese literature.
The new song is titled 自然と人・惜しみなく愛は奪う (Shizen to Hito Oshiminaku ai wa Ubau), based on a work by Japanese author Takeo Arishima.
You can check their performance in the video below!
On another note:
In 2021, THTFHQ had the pleasure of interviewing KATARI about their passion project, music production, performances, literature, and lo-fi music. Make sure to check this awesome and exclusive interview HERE.
KATARI is a “musical literature” duo consisting of voice actor Shinichiro Kamio and composer Takehiro Mamiya (Yuyoyuppe aka DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING).
Based in Tokyo, Japan, the duo combines Japanese “pure literature” with lo-fi, original music to create a powerful, unique new musical experience.
Kamio takes on the role of the narrative voice of each track—or the voice of the author himself or herself—and brings to life their words and worlds with his deep, clear voice, while Mamiya sets the tone for each narration with original musical creations that take listeners on an unforgettable journey.
KATARI features narrative tracks from famous Japanese literary figures such as Chuya Nakahara, Akiko Yosano, Kenji Miyazawa, and others. Their tracks have gained attention on social media sites as each new offering attracts draws in new fans to KATARI’s musical universe.
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