As if you were given a warm embrace by the sky and earth; the gentleness of the wind, the microcosmic universe of the ground below, the memories and nostalgia that well up to the surface. While the underlying tone of the short album is both hopeful and at peace, we never seem to forget the complex nature of humanity, the contradictions between the head and the heart or the gravity at our feet.
Field gazing upon the landscape with fresh eyes, holding an inner ceremony for the uncertain future ahead. Kani (Day) the empowerment of a new day, a subtle shift in the static field where a new reality is born. Kani (Night) when the world sleeps, the daytime reinterprets itself into an inter-dimensional dream state. Restless the final release, letting go and drifting away.
There is a quality contained in the 28 minutes of Kani that stands out from the rest in Hatami's long and growing catalog. Something that seems just beyond grasp, but there none the less. That nameless quality and magic surely makes Kani a stand out gem of releases in 2013.
vár spoils you with blurry melodies, intricate synth work, and washed-out drone aesthetics before fading amidst field recordings of ocean waves. it practically demands a replay immediately after the disc has run its time. childish, fickle, but at the same time ephemeral as spring itself miso
This album so perfectly captures the soothing and inspirational nature of melancholy beauty that I am quickly transported to a place east of the sun and west of the moon, filled with endless magic and wonder. I am able to find serenity so easily, I find myself asking, as Keats wrote, "Was it a vision, or a waking dream? / Fled is that music: Do I wake or sleep?" Scott