Melos

Melos

It's astounding at the amount of unique sounds that can come out of a collection of islands in the Pacific Ocean.  One recent discovery is a group called 水曜日のカンパネラ (Suiyoubi no Campanella).  It's comprised of front-woman and main vocal KOUMAI (コムアイ) , Kenmochi Hidefumi, and Dir. F.  I was pleasantly surprised to see Kenmochi Hidefumi in the group as I've listened to his music and was familiar with the part folk, part experimental and part acoustic atmosphere in his albums.  

Suiyoubi no Campanella's new song, called Melos, is presented with an absolutely stunning video of KOUMAI in the Mongolian plateau.  She's stranded on her broken jeep but is rescued by a group of Mongolians on horseback.  The video is vaguely tied together of stunning scenery, beautiful clothes of the Mongolians, and powerful scenes of people charging the plains on horseback.  

The group's sound in this particular song is reminiscent of Tom Misch's airy guitar with a distinct female vocals that sounds quite familiar in the Japanese electronic music genre.  Kenmochi Hidefumi's breakbeat and folk sounds resonate throughout the song, and all these qualities tie wonderfully together with the video.  

 

 

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