Nash Artists' Labo
Can a thin, delicately built string instrument from China ever shout?
【Takashi Murata who composed 4 tracks for the album and Makiko Naruo with her erhu】 As one of the few Japanese "erhu (two-stringed bowed musical instrument from China)" players, she plays the Chinese instrument by mixing tradition and her fresh, sharpened sensibility. Wildfire by Makiko Naruo “Can the erhu shout?” If anyone could make it do so, it would be Naruo. She responded to my expectation with ease, a smile, and "natural" virtuosity. Her erhu smashed the long-held stereotypical image of it being a delicately built instrument, only capable of making "sobbing" sounds. The shrieking of the instrument, like crazy shouting, performed by the same delicately built Naruo who transformed into a wild vibration of sadness and anger, like an anima breathing fire, shattering all of us at the studio to pieces. The tone quality of the erhu takes after its player, so they say. If so, what an incredible thing. The layered fire of sounds blazed and became this outstanding, hitherto unknown music that suddenly exposed itself. Yoshinari Nashiki (Producer)
Nash Artists' Labo
With style and artistry in mind, we maximize the creativity unique to each artist working at SoundArt Creation Nash Studio.
On 1st October 2020, We, Nash Studio, withdrew the tunes on Zipeast from the commercial market. The Zipeast tunes will be reformed into new labels in the Nash Music Library, which we run as the sole creator and administrator. Via our system, we will provide the tracks in our media to everyone, from individual listeners to business users, accordingly. (The websites will be launched in 2021.) Stay tuned for the latest SoundArtCreation Nash Studio projects and news. 【What is "Artists’ Labo?"】 "Nash Artists' Labo" is our new label, which focuses on making "albums" as independent expressions of the individual. Its conceptual albums reflect not only the style and musicality of each artist but also their philosophy and worldview. With style and artistry in mind, we maximize the creativity unique to each artist working at Nash Studio. The label will release albums and we will incorporate all of these releases into the Nash Music Library, our background music resources for commercial projects.