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Chester Raj Anand ‎– Strawberry

Chester Raj Anand
Strawberry
Style: Ambient
Label: Quiet Time
Catalog Number: QTT14
Released: 2020
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The debut release from NYC based artist Chester Raj Anand serves as something of an audio diary retelling the experience of a solo trip to Tokyo. The story goes that Anand would secretly record audio samples of synth sounds while demoing them in the shop to later use for creating the melodies and atmospheric textures heard in the compositions on Strawberry. The combination of those synth sounds layered with field recordings from around the streets of Tokyo and Japanese television paint the sonic picture, recapturing the feelings of Anand’s isolated experience of a city far away from home. A haunting, nostalgic listen with moments that could easily be mistaken for an anime soundtrack deep cut composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yves Tumor.

– Jonny Mons

Recommended: A3 Shibuya 5AM, A4 Prism

Purchase in the ISC Record Store: https://insheepsclothinghifi.com/product/chester-raj-anand/

Tags: Ambient / Now Sound / Sound Collage
Tracklist:

A1 Ando
A2 Eternal
A3 Shibuya 5AM
A4 Prism
A5 Voices
B1 Blue Memory
B2 December Rain
B3 $alaryman
B4 Hyatt
B5 Domo

Credits:

Written By, Recorded By – Chester Raj Anand

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