The field recording was done in a town called Osafune, at the foot of a bridge girder where the Shinkansen runs through.
This is a rural town where Japanese swords have been a traditional craft since ancient times. The town is blessed with rich nature and kind people. Not only in the crafts, but also in agriculture and food industry, tradition is always preserved with sincerity.
By the way, there is a place in this city where modern high-speed trains roar past like they are cutting through a river. This is where I feel a strange feeling that I can’t put into words, neither negative nor positive. This is the most important inspiration for this work.
Recorded ambient sound :
Osafune-town, Okayama, Japan
長船町, 岡山県, 日本
Released August 4, 2020
All tracks recorded, mixed, mastered by Betts(JP).
Recorded 2020 at Home Studio, in Japan
Photography, Cover designed by Betts (JP)