There's no need for guidance or navigation. Just like the way you explore new landscapes or foreign countries, you visit for the first time, all alone, carrying nothing.

Days

by

Shinya Abe

The world of poetry is full of ambiguity, contradiction, and metaphor, which reveal something exceptional. I do not want to tell a mundane story or make commonplace music.

Exploring this album could be compared to the childhood experience of listening to something that you haven't heard before. What did you find in that first, innocent listening, without any prior knowledge attached to your experience? How did you feel? The music could be seen as only complete then and there. It changes in shape depending on the listener. I want you to experience this, so I removed all my claims. I stopped chasing the melody; this applies to both harmony and key.

When you hear the sound, you might be in the act of creating something. With this in mind, I began to work on this album.

The world is full of great music and sounds, but you happened to hear this. There's no need for guidance or navigation. Just like the way you explore new landscapes or foreign countries, you visit for the first time, all alone, carrying nothing.

Shinya Abe

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Make music like drawing, literally.

How the mind relates to the world is what will appear, as light and colors, on an empty canvas. Then why not "draw" your music in the same way? In this way, you no longer have a particular musical form or factor, but you scatter sounds, which carry the burden of freedom, on the time axis to produce a piece of art. This offensive, demanding work depends solely on the strength of the artist's creative vision.

In this bustling, modern world of information overload, the young Abe seems to try getting through with his unique and silent passion. He chose this tiresome way of sound creation, working under intense "constraint," which, paradoxically, is to make music "freely."

You can't envisage the work, except when you face the finished "sound itself." This "Days" album; is, to be honest, a difficult one. Is it what Abe had on his mind, what he wanted to convey? He nodded silently, again and again, to my repeated questioning.

It is <everyday> that he lives.

Yoshinari Nashiki (Producer)