Cheekbone

Cheekbone“…expertly sequenced; short soundscapes drift and merge into one another, while intricate beats, deft samples, and obscured field recordings are woven into the mix… Yesterday acts as a poignant snapshot of nostalgic (and often forgotten) memories amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. ” Sonic Frontiers

A drifting, organic space in which to lose yourself completely, Cheekbone’s masterful ambient electronica is guaranteed to appeal to anyone with an interest in the possibilities of synthesized sound.

Luscious, disorientating and utterly enchanting, Cheekbone’s debut EP Yesterday is essential listening.

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Yesterday


August 2007

Cheekbone’s agile, amorphous brand of ambient electronica is constantly transforming, evoking the growth of nature and the decay of light across space, agitated by human activity and the background chatter and clang of everyday life. Yesterday expresses an aching sense of nostalgic melancholy, pining for something that only exists as memory and imagination. The EP’s experimentation with melody and texture work to create luminous new soundscapes evoking seminal British electronic acts such as Aphex Twin, Plaid and Boards of Canada whilst carving its own unique space.

Biography

Inspired by psychedelic German rock, Kouichi Moriuchi began making music in the mid-’90s using guitar, organ, theremin and tapes. From these initial explorations, the luscious three-dimensional soundworld of Cheekbone began to take shape. In 2002, Kouichi began using a laptop, stirring in a whole host of sounds and influences, ranging from early favourites such as Neu, Cluster and Tangerine Dream, to noisemakers Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, and ambient pioneer Brian Eno.

Cheekbone’s agile, amorphous brand of ambient electronica is constantly transforming, evoking the growth of nature and the decay of light across space, agitated by human activity and the background chatter and clang of everyday life. But rather than being inspired by real world events, this music expresses an aching sense of nostalgic melancholy, pining for something that only exists as memory and imagination.

Kuoichi’s experimentation with melody and texture to create luminous new soundscapes evokes seminal British electronic acts such as Aphex Twin, Plaid and Boards of Canada whilst carving his own unique space. He has recently remixed a track by Italian band Port-Royal, and improvises live with laptop and synthesizer in his hometown of Nara, Japan.

 

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Cheekbone’s music is  available for licensing (master & sync cleared) through Hidden Shoal. Please contact us with some basic details about your project and the track(s) you wish to use and we’ll be sure to get back to you straight away.

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