Masayoshi Fujita - Story of Forest





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Published on Oct 23, 2012

'Story of Forest' from the Masayoshi Fujita 1st album "Stories" will be released on flau 2013.
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Masayoshi Fujita - Stories
http://www.flau.jp/releases/31.html (en)
http://www.flau.jp/releases/31_jp.html (jp)

Masayoshi Fujita


So, it is late at night. What left is just a dimmed light at the side of your bed. You open up a book, and then, gradually, and quietly, your thoughts started to move along, with its stories, and your "stories".....

"Stories" is the first vibraphone solo album by Berlin-based Japanese artist Masayoshi Fujita, who also known as El Fog and a collaboration project with Jan Jelinek. This quietly exquisite album by Fujita, is like a book of illustration, painting 8 delicate pictures of small stories about the nature we are embracing....cloud, forest, river, swan and morning dews....things that we all are so familiar with, but yet so quaint.

Masayoshi Fujita's style of solo vibraphone is uniquely inspired by classic and jazz music. In this beautiful album, in additional to some gorgeous strings and bowings, he also introduced some ingenious ideas in making unique sounds, like the usage of bead and aluminum foil on his vibraphone, like a prepared instrument. As such, "Stories" is a wonderful result of the beautiful vibration (of which the name Vibraphone came from) of all the delicate sounds produced in this album. They are poetic, they are melancholic, and they are lushly emotional.

Let the dimmed light continues on, and let Fujita tell you these wonderful stories.

album mastered by Nils Frahm

© 2012 flau records.

Masayoshi Fujita is a vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Being influenced by classic, jazz and many other kinds of music, but not following ordinary vibraphone play style and theory of composition, Masayoshi seeks his own sound of vibraphone and new possibility of it. He also makes unique and beautiful sound using bows (for string instruments), strings of beads and other objects on his vibraphone. The music he makes has very unique atmosphere and suggests images and stories to the listener.

Under his electronic solo project alias, el fog, he combines the vibraphone and electronics, or analogue and digital sound using divers experimental methods. He also collaborates with Jan Jelinek, they released their 1st album Bird, Lake, Objects from Faitiche label in 2010 and played the show at many festival incl. Synesthesia Festival, Festival Jazz Jantar, Club Transmediale, Flussi Festival, Leipziger Jazztage, Approximation Festival and Frameworks Festival.

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