piana / raula


2021.01.20 Release piana / raula

前作「muse」から七年ぶり、piana 5枚目となるフルアルバム「raula」。 raulaとはアイスランド語で鼻歌という意味。文字通りハミング風の歌から始まるこのアルバムは、静かに、そして希望に満ちた幕開け~空想冒険物語のようにアルバムの後半へと進んでいきます。歌詞は全て造語で作られ、どの国の人が聴いても抽象的で美しい空想世界をイメージできるよう構成されています。
「tr10 alfur」は北欧の妖精のような雰囲気を漂わせ、「tr14 clocher」ではpianoに寄り添い美しいメロディを紡ぎ出し、「tr06 North」では自身の声の多重録音で教会で歌われる合唱曲のように、素朴な曲から壮大な世界観まで19曲通して様々なステージを見せてくれます。
今作は、Hiromi Kurosaki(piano)、Atowa Yuri(violin)が参加。マスタリングはKASHIWA Daisukeが担当。


Seven years after her previous album “muse,” piana’s fifth full album, “raula.” “Raula” means “humming” in Icelandic. Starting with a song that is literally in a humming style, the album moves through a quiet space, then to a prologue, brimming with hope, which opens up a fantasy adventure story feel for the last half of the album. The lyrics are all in imagined words, designed so that listeners can imagine an abstract, beautiful fantasy world, no matter what country they are from.

Track 10, “alfur” evokes an atmosphere reminiscent of Nordic fairies, and in Track 14, “clocher,” a beautiful melody intertwined with piano is spun. From the layered vocals used to create a rustic, church style chorus in Track 6, “North,” to splendid worldviews, the album offers views of various different scenes throughout the 19 songs.

With a nostalgia for medieval foreign countries, the album was recorded with live instruments such as organ, piano, and violin, and is delicately packaged with a vividly fresh sense of transparency. Also, these songs, which piana crafted from composition to arrangement herself, impeccably showcase a wide range of expressiveness and create a new frontier in works where beautiful melodies overlap with multi layered vocals.
This work features Hiromi Kurosaki (piano), and Atowa Yuri (violin). The mastering was done by KASHIWA Daisuke.

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