LIVE REPORTDAY DREAMING7/31 SUN
Get Carried Away by the Breeze
The duo known as THE FACTORS played music to heal the soul at the Daydreaming stage this morning at Fuji Rock. Singer songwriter SAKi led us in with some deep breaths into the mic while guitarist and composer Jody Tengu led us in with a sultry melody.
Their music is a mix of a Parisian coffee shop and a meditation session in the woods. SAKi sang with a genuine smile on her face the whole time while Tengu grooved to the electric guitar. Together they create a beautifully airy sound that leaves you feeling so relaxed.
Some of their songs have more momentum where the duo show off their skills. Tengu slowly built upon the song by looping the guitar melody and continually added new layers. SAKi multi-tasked singing and playing the maracas building the song in a crescendo. Others songs included satisfying musical effects like a stuttering setting to SAKi’s mic and a synth distortion to Tengu’s guitar.
The vocalization of SAKi is particularly interesting because of the intentional breathiness she has when she sings. It pairs very well with the humming that they usually begin their songs with. Whether planned or not- the Restaurant Alm bell rang several times in between their songs and SAKi hummed along on the same pitch. It was a happy coincidence that made for a very fluid transition into their next song.
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