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Melding

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Sven B. Schreiber Now this is what I call awesome music. Marika Takeuchi, born in Japan, and now residing in the USA, employs the creation of her brilliant neo-classical music as a remedy against depression. She calls herself a music-nerd, and if you look at her home recording studio on the images on her home page, built around a KAWAI e-piano, and consisting of an AKAI MPD226 MIDI controller, Apple desktop and laptop computers with recording and mixing software (e.g. "Ableton Live" and "Expose"), and guitar, violin, and accordion in the "acoustic corner", it's quite obviously true. The title of her recent album "Melding" is not chosen arbitrarily - it expresses the blend of opposites, like classical vs. electronic music, and Marika Takeuchi's musical influences from Eastern and Western cultures. The melding came out perfectly, yielding a fascinating new age album with exciting melodies and fascinating arrangements. Favorite track: Roots.
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1.
Melding 04:53
2.
Night Time 04:06
3.
Found 05:15
4.
Roots 05:03
5.
Dawning 03:39
6.
Thoughts 05:10
7.
Evolve 04:06
8.
Breakdown 03:27
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10.
Motion 05:09
11.
Torn 04:45
12.
Breeze 03:04

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released July 19, 2018

All tracks (except #9) composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Marika Takeuchi
#1 Melding and # 4 Roots co-produced by Andreas Bjørck
Piano - Marika Takeuchi
Violin/Viola - Navid Hejazi
Cello - Ro Rowan
Guitar/vocals/additional violin/ukulele - Marika Takeuchi
Piano recorded by Antonio Oliart
Strings recorded by Marika Takeuchi
Mixed by Andreas Bjørck
Mastered by Ben Wiffen
Produced by Marika Takeuchi

Cover photo by Ebru Yildiz
Cover design by Jim Perkins & Sam Beveridge

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