Akusmi - Fleeting Future
Akusmi - Fleeting Future

Akusmi - Fleeting Future

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This item is scheduled to be released on 8th July 2022.

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Absolutely stunning, this. Incredible sonic details and beautifully evolving music.

Description

Akusmi is the new project moniker of French-born, London based composer, multi- instrumentalist and producer Pascal Bideau, who signs to the new Tonal Union imprint for the release of his album ‘Fleeting Future.’ With its hallucinatory, genre-defying blend of minimalism, cosmic jazz and Fourth World influences, and in its quest for optimism in the face of unknown and limitless possibility. ‘Fleeting Future’ stands apart as an inventive and inspirational debut.

Really thrilled to bring this to you as a Dinked Edition.

+ Dinked Edition 186
+ Transparent red vinyl *
+ 4 x A6 postcard set (by visual artist Sigrid Calon, riso printed, 1 signed by Akusmi) *
+ Hand-numbered sticker *
+ Heavyweight reverse board sleeve in PVC wallet
+ Limited pressing of 300 *
+ One Per Customer

* EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

The album connects directly to nature and the wider world in its evocation of perceptive shifts and transitions from microscopic to macro scale, as evidenced by the opening title track ‘Fleeting Future’, on which a simple dotted saxophone line morphs and billows into synths, brass and strings, indicating the musical voyage that lies ahead. Like the start of a journey or adventure it is full of anticipation, its arborescent growth conveying the optimism of the unknown and of limitless possibility. The album centrepiece ‘Neo Tokyo’ is a vibrating, ebullient mass of colliding elements which feels like zooming in to the electron level, as it teeters on the edge of chaos. The title is a reference to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, a dizzying work of art set in a sprawling futuristic metropolis.

‘Yurikamome’, meanwhile, is an imaginary soundtrack inspired by Bideau’s yearning to visit Japan which he fuels by watching Youtube videos of drives and rides through Japanese landscapes and cities. “It’s amazing” he adds, “that we have the ability to access almost anywhere in the world and see what it’s like, that people document it and upload it. It’s never going to be any replacement for the real thing, but with places that really touch you, it works.” The track is named after a Japanese monorail train line which rides from Shinbashi to Toyosu, a last journey that feels like a new beginning.

Date Changes

This one has slid back to 8th July on all formats.

Tracklisting

Side A
A1. Fleeting Future
A2. Sarinbuana
A3. Divine Moments of Truth
A4. Neo Tokyo

Side B
B1. Longing for Tomorrow
B2. Cogito
B3. Concrescence
B4. Yurikamome

Artist: Akusmi
Label: Tonal Union
Catalogue: TU001LPDNK
Barcode: 5060446128589
Format: LP
Release Date: 8th July 2022

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 8th July 2022.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.

                 
"French composer Pascal Bideau rearranges hypnotic gamelan riffs into complex magic that recalls Reich and Nyman with a touch of Motown"
★★★★☆
 
                   

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Akusmi - Fleeting Future is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 8th July 2022. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.

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