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SAWAKO - NU.IT
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karu:32, CD (digipak)
9 audio tracks, (p) 2014
OUT NOW
Release date: 04/07/2014


Experimental ambient at night

The "field" of experimental ambient music (if there is such a thing) needs Sawako's delicate, measured, expansive touch. We connoisseurs yearn for it. Sadly, the woman who describes herself as a "sound sculptor" and a "signal alchemist" is so busy – think of her audio-visual installation at the planetarium of the Sonar Festival or her numerous live performances, including an appearance on Ryuichi Sakamoto's radio show – that we simply had to wait. This time, the waiting lasted six years before we could put our ears on a follow-up to her exquisite 12k release Bitter Sweet. And, of course, nu.it is well worth the wait.
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Tracklisting

1 locus of everyday life 06:53
mp3 / m3u
2 pass.age 04:41
3 nostal.noz 04:34
4 nemumel 02:37
5 f.light 05:15
6 piano cote 03:37
7 o.ver 02:56
8 mind.ight 02:09
9 in.fini 06:08



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Video: locus of everyday life by Kynd / Music: Sawako




Video: nemumel by Kynd / Music: Sawako




Press quotes

A seeming simplicity that hides a complex and careful management of the sound.
BLOW UP, November 2014

A great success.
DMUTE, September 2014

An album made of clouds and cotton wool on which pianos float in fragrant, soft fluttering mists, surrounded by a wide falling reverberation.
GONZO CIRCUS, September 2014

Sawakao is operating in a carefully considered cocoon of warm and degraded sound, a smear of tranquillity, garnered by something that feels like it is happening in the next room, or a few hundred tape generations ago.
CYCLIC DEFROST, September 2014

Like on her previous efforts, the appearance of different sounds is particularly satisfying, like those small dry notes on 'Piano Cote', making 'nu.it' ​​a rather convincing album.
ETHERREAL, September 2014

Sawako and the splendor of her acoustic delicacy unfold with a discreet quietude like waves of smooth stridency.
HAWÁI, September 2014

An album that glides and eddies and flows supple and ether-like somewhere some distance above the ground.
WHISPERIN AND HOLLERIN, September 2014

Beautiful ambient atmospheres.
LOOP, September 2014

Sawako reveals in 'nu.it' a vision of neo-classical ambient music of the highest rank.
RIFRAF, September 2014

This highly controlled opus puts Sawako as one of the most interesting artists in the field of experimental ambient.
OBSKÜRE, September 2014

Very beautiful and positive music.
DARK ROOM RITUALS, August 2014

Peculiar, yet familiar, Sawako has produced an engaging release that dips its toe in momentary madness and carefully reigns in its sporadic moments into a cohesive and enjoyable album, that stands above those that are merely pretenders to the cause.
BLACK AUDIO, August 2014

Delicate, organic and subtle ambient music.
NOWA MUZYKA, July 2014

The delicate touch the sound sculptress brings to her exquisite electro-acoustic settings is a rare and precious thing.
TEXTURA, July 2014

A dense and dark yet beautiful inspiring soundscape.
MUSIK AN SICH, July 2014

Shimmering, dark, beautiful, naive and simply gorgeous.
VITAL WEEKLY, July 2014

A homogeneous and complex but successful album.
HHV, July 2014

If you love Ambient as a genre, you need to hear this one for sure.
NITESTYLEZ, July 2014

Nu.it is a meditative, tranquil and yet mesmerizing river of surprises where each song constitutes an endless highway of microsonic organisms and aerial structures.
INFINITE GRAIN, July 2014

"nu.it" is composed of nine subtle musical pieces that perfectly embody the art of Sawako: concise and quiet, but very rich in meanings.
HUNGER CULTURE, July 2014

Richness in the precision and unfathomable depth of quiet contemplation.
KINDAMUZIK, June 2014

Sawako has used ambient music to go to a different place: inside herself.
CARNAGE NEWS, June 2014

There is an ethereal wall of dense sound that it might be deemed as something more or less ambiental but there is so much more to it and foremostly all is done with such effortless grace that you might ask how so many elements can be put into one.
FELTHAT, June 2014