The literature + lo-fi duo is ready to release its 2nd full-length album “Saniarazu” in August 2022.
然に非ず (Saniarazu) is scheduled to be released on 13/08/2022. At the moment, there are no details regarding the CD being made available to international fans.
The cover art is the following:
The tracklist is the following:
1 - TT1-YH (Hoshi, Yumeyori / Torahiko Terada) 2 - SK1-AS-YY (Yuzuriha, Yama no Kanki / Suimei Kawai) 3 - AS1-S (Sanjyu-sai / Ango Sakaguchi) 4 - RA1-OSS (Onna / Somon / Anthology / Ryunosuke Akutagawa) 5 - 崖端歩き [ORIGINAL KATARI SONG] 6 - TI1-K-NW (Kan tenchi / Takuboku Ishikawa) 7 - TH1-KAA (Kazetachinu Aibiki / Tatsuo Hori) 8 - TA1-SO（Shizen to Hito Oshiminaku ai wa Ubau / Takeo Arishima）
The highlight medley is out. Check it out 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.
SOURCE: KATARI’s official Twitter account
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