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Pair transports Fujirockers to a jungle oasis
A collaborative duo project between eccentric electronic producer OORUTAICHI and artistic vocalist and musician KOM_I of Suiyoubi no Campanella, Yakushima Treasure performed some real musical sorcery early Sunday morning.
Starting with slow chants in an unintelligible language which were backed by sounds of jungle wildlife, the sunny morning sky was suddenly overtaken by patchy fast moving clouds. During crescendos in the swirling waves of sound, winds picked up and breezed through the site. Even more, parts of the interwoven textures of sound seemed to call forth short rain showers which stopped as abruptly as they began. The sun shone through again and danceable rhythms burst forth from OORUTAICHI’s programmer while KOM_I’s vocals soared above them.
Either the pair were orchestrating their set to perfectly match the changing weather moment by moment, or they were somehow in complete control of the natural elements. It sure seemed like the latter.
A experimental collaboration between the two artists that is directly inspired by Yakushima, a lush sub-tropical island in the south of Japan, the project is meant to incorporate the rich sounds of wildlife and invoke images of the natural beauty of the deep jungle on the green island.
Though coincidence or pure luck, the vast sprawling musical composition that the pair were painting seemed to harness the power of Mother Nature and bring their vision of the natural atmosphere of Yakushima to full fruition deep in the mountains of Naeba.