Leo Takami is a Tokyo-based composer and guitarist. Three years after Tree of Life, he recently released a new album. Felis Catus and Silence is out now via New York based label Unseen Worlds. According to the press release, Takami counterpoints the soothing aesthetics of prime-era Windham Hill New Age guitar-heroism with meditative, intellectual compositions comprised of ambitious, process-oriented arrangements. While Takami largely wears his genre influences on his sleeve – jazz, classical, Japanese gagaku – the influence of ambient music is a tacit foundation of his work.