Itoko Toma

Beyond the Mountain

Regular price $14.00

Pianist Itoko Toma will release a solo piano album.

In the summer of 2023, the album was recorded at the studio library “SALO” located in Oiso, Kanagawa, Japan.  A collection of piano works composed by her fingers, guided by the tone of an upright piano meticulously tuned by a piano tuner.

This collection of composed piano pieces were inspired by the works of Shin Kikuchi, Schole Records art director, exhibited at SALO during the recording period.  It has an image concept of one walking along the path in the deep mountain surrounded by fog and imagining an invisible landscape as one surrenders to the silence.

The sound of the piano were made even softer by the felt work, which helps to expand a tranquil soundscape, as if flower petals or fresh white snow gently falling.

Please enjoy listening as an accompaniment to a relaxing moment, as if lighting a lamp or enjoying a fragrance.

Produced by Itoko Toma

All Music Composed, Arranged & Performed by Itoko Toma
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Hiroshi Iguchi (SALO | ROLLES Inc.)

Piano Engineer: Makoto Kano
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A&R: Akira Kosemura
Sales Promotion: Tokuhei Matsuo
Art Direction, Photographs & Design: Shin Kikuchi
Production Management: SCHOLE INC.

A Schole Records release;
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Manufactured by SCHOLE INC.