01 safe within your arms 02 kogarashi (木枯らし) 03 silences are all the words I have 04 away 05 kintsugi (金継ぎ) 06 my thirst for you is where I hide 07 these nights without you 08 aiseki (哀惜) 09 how scared I am to live 10 what you could not know 11 kyōshū (郷愁)
A singer/guitarist Chris Hooson’s project ‘dakota suite’ and a pianist/composer Quentin Sirjacq will be releasing their new collaboration album from Schole Records. This album was recorded during their second ‘dakota suite & quentin sirjacq’ Japan tour in 2017. A well-balanced musical harmony of Quentin Sirjacq’s simple but elegant piano sounds with Chris Hooson’s voice as if it lights slightly in the silence, and the sound of vibraphone and synthesizer creates the comfortable atmosphere. Not only Quentin’s prepared piano, but also Matsumushi, Mokusho, Tam-Tam, Crotale, these characteristic percussions were used to put some accent to the music. From the songs with a Japanese title, kogarashi (木枯らし), kintsugi (金継ぎ), aiseki (哀惜), kyōshū (郷愁), it shows their better understanding towards Japanese culture. Their music seeks for the tranquility beauty with their imaginative approach, which gives us the peaceful time as we are enjoying the sight of Japanese Garden surrounded in silence.