Yui Onodera knows how to harness the power of subtlety in his work, honing in on tiny moments and turning them into grand, emotive aural scenes. Texture becomes a living, breathing instrument in his hands. On his latest, Too Ne, these moments become overwhelming to the point of it being too much. Emotions mix with distant memories and explode into pensive sonic supernovas. Onodera stitches together intimate reflections into a gleaming arrangement of wonder.
While the spirit he carries through his work is found in this mix’s fabric, a playful lightness binds it together. As ever, Onodera gives us a little bit of magic. Too Ne is out now on Room 40. Onodera can be reached via his website.
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Mountains
Kelly Moran – Radian
Andrew Pekler – Hy Brasil
Space Afrika – Oread
Topdown Dialectic – A4
Ben Bondy – Wish
Jon Hassell – Moons Of Titan
Tortusa & John Derek Bishop – Gå Nå
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Mpata
Merz & Laraaji & Shahzad Ismaily – That’s Your Blue Home
Yui Onodera – Ray 3
Suso Saiz & Suzanne Kraft – On Plateau
J Foerster / N Kramer – Four Glass Steps
Christopher Stracey – Bloom
Young Marco – Time Before Time
Yui Onodera – Cromo 4
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