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JPPALA KPI - Alpen Ocean

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Omnimemento OM 09
Release Year: 2013
Note: the final release by this duo of CAROLE & HITOSHI KOJO with their warm shimmering & wide harmonic ambience using many instrumental sources, human voice / chants & field recordings with an organic touch... a gritting overtune-symphony...celebrating the deep connection to the landscapes, plants & animals around... beautiful & elevating ! lim. 250 copies
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"ALPEN OCEAN is the final recording of Carole Kojo (Swiss) and Hitoshi Kojo (Japanese) that they left behind as Jppala Kpi, whilst resident in Switzerland.

The sound sources are rather familiar instruments and materials for us such as voices, handmade instruments, viola, organic materials and field recordings. However, the style has evolved to a hybrid of our early style: an intense harmonic drone music that has appeared in RAINBOW MASK, and another phase which might be termed as a cosmopolitan ethnic music, that has been archived in later recordings such as OWLORA MUSKARIA and ANIMALIA COROLLA.

The overlaid harmonies of a murmuring of trees, howling skies, roarings of the ocean and the gradual transformation that is accompanied by melodies may remind you of migratory birds travelling across the sky on a lost ancient continent, or the dream of sea animals that are in eternal slumber in a ridge of mountains.
This piece would be one of a high-water mark by Jppala Kpi who have looked for sound which resonates throughout time and space, whilst regarding a life-size reality that is rooted on the earth.

This release is a limited edition of 250 copies. 30 copies of the special edition in a stencil design box includes an extra cd-r that contains same tracks with the LP and two unreleased tracks from our early period.

Since the move to Belgium where is a foreign county for both of us in 2011, we are investigating a passage to our next chapter in the new environment." [label info]