A huge theme of this album is about me becoming myself from another dimension.
My past self, my hopes, my regrets, my emotions, and the choices I never made on my way home.
This is a music tool for facing yourself, not a tool for you to experience my experiences.
Just like a User Interface does, I’m creating a point of contact between you me.
This is meant to evoke the sensation of the moment you mysteriously, subconsciously fall for something in its own time, feeling like you’ve found something that fits like a glove.
And the word 'Logos' that is this album’s title.
It was used as a philosophical word during the Greek period, but to this day its definition remains undefined and dependent on its user and context. The meaning of the word continues to fluctuate, a word that interestingly resembles the human being who searches for himself. In this album, that word perfectly reflects the outer dimension I’m exploring.
I love the sustainability of this word that never ceases to communicate something.
This main feature in this work are the vocals and lyrics.
I took language very seriously. The song titles all use the buzz words of today along with new words.
Over time, the meaning of a word could continue to evolve the way “logos” does. During that time, I thought it would be interesting if the term could be used to hack someone's memory.
When I began discovering the world of haiku in recent years, I was impressed by the depth of a world that can be imagined with just 17 words and rhythms. I realized the importance of handling words with care and opening my eyes to my daily senses
I was able to create a collage and coexist with someone by not just understanding music as my sanctuary, but also by using my five senses and the power of association. Not just by liking everything I touch, but also by recognizing the disturbances and discomfort.
In that respect, this may be the work that had the most influence from the outside..
Also, it was vital to release this album on a cassette tape with two sides, A side and B side. It was fate for me to cross paths with Forgot Imprint label.
Each side contains songs that sing of different characters, and I was careful to orchestrate the segue of songs from side A to side B.
Please enjoy the jacket design featuring a collage by Kumi Koshio.
The art and video style has also evolved in my work.
Until now, I’d built an outlook of my work by leaving everything to creators. I created music in my sanctuary and then had others create music videos and artwork to their liking.
Because I enjoyed the world of their creations, I didn’t want to intervene because I was worried I would destroy their perspective and tastes that I trusted so much.
But this work may be the first that has allowed my music to be a tool for working alongside others. I told my favorite members what I wanted to do, and I was very happy with the satisfaction of creating something as a team. I can’t thank them enough.
The music video is amazing too, so please enjoy it.
34423 arrives on the label with 'Logos UI' a deeply conceptual album on the nature of self and the blurring of reality and the physical body with the increasing nature of technology and technological impacts on society.
Feature track GRWm feat. ermhoi is a narrative short film that is like watching two sides of self interact with one another, one realizing that their reality is perhaps a facade, the other being a digitized body inside a digital reality.
Pre-orders open for cassette now, release on 8/20.
GRWM music video--
released July 26, 2021