空も少し – Passage of sky is the result of the collaboration between two Japanese artists: guitarist Muneki Takasaka aka Paniyolo, and steelpan player Akio Watanabe (from WAIWAI STEEL BAND). It is out now via Tokyo based label Schole Records. According to the press release, In February 2019, they performed a session inside the lodge located at Yatsugatake (Yamanashi-prefecture) and it was recorded with the warmth of wood-burning stove which silently crackling flames.
This album includes19 sketches, in total of 52 minutes of music composed with the layers of quiet sound of both a guitar and a steelpan, which express the changing of weather conditions and one’s state of mind. The openness sound from the steelpan is controlled, as it whispers to the listeners with a guitar sound.