065 Melodía 'Diario de viaje'
Cat no: homen065 Artist: Melodía Album: Diario de viaje Release Date: 25/12/14 (Japan) / 18/01/15 (World) Format: Four panel recycled card package in an edition of 500
Tomoyoshi Date has long been on the Home Normal radar due to his wonderful solo work, as well as his work with Chihei Hatakeyama (Opitope), Corey Fuller (ILLUHA), and finally, with our dear friend Federico Durand (Melodía). Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but currently residing in Tokyo, Japan, Tomo started working with Fede (himself from a suburb of beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina), after releasing solo works on the brilliant Own Records label. After touring in Europe in 2012, they released their first album as Melodía called ‘Saudades’ in February of 2013.
After the success of the Melodía debut, as well as Federico’s growing popularity in Japan in particular with the now classic Home Normal release ‘El Libro De Los Árboles Mágicos’, Tomo invited Fede to tour Japan. The result of recordings in hotel rooms, friend’s houses, fields, and various other places, is the perfectly titled ‘Diario de viaje’ (literally translated as ‘travel diary’). Taken from their recordings in both Europe and Japan, the album perfectly embodies the tender, organic nature of their work, as they carefully layer the most fragile of sounds.
Given the nature of Home Normal as essentially a home to wandering / wondering music, ‘Diario de viaje’ is a perfect fit of music through true friendship; a wide-eyed innocent look at the world as it should be. Given that both have recently become fathers (Fede for the first time, Tomo for the second) , this innocence is something warm to snuggle up to as the winter takes its chilly hold.
1. Canción de los pájaros (en un bosque de Namêche)
2. La luz de la tarde (en Bruselas, Bélgica)
3. Un pequeño bote cargado de lirios (en un lugar indeterminado)
4. Un instante delicado (en un hotel en Metz, Francia)
5. Luna (en el hotel Am Bad, Tübingen)
6. Una aparición nocturna (sesión en el estudio de Tomoyoshi Date, Tokyo)
7. Canción de los pájaros II (en un bosque de Luxemburgo)
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