The peculiar, up-and-coming jazzhop producer yuhei miura delivers his first Stereofox Records release ‘Afternoon in Akagi’, two tracks that will transport you to a Japanese garden in midst of spring. This magnificent EP is inspired by the nature park next to Yuhei’s hometown Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture.
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Magically blending melodies and bird songs, “Cherry Blossom” features the renowned Tokyo guitarist Kazuki Isogai. Yuhei also details “I knew Kazuki Isogai from before and I really loved that guitar melody when I heard it on his Instagram. I live in a place surrounded by nature, so I added birds singing, recorded with an iPhone to make them sound more natural. This is how “Cherry Blossom” was born”.
And in “Azalea Hills” you’ll find Yuhei’s favourite use of saxophone and Rhodes piano with delicately arranged hihats and bass, all fused together for an amazing jazzhop experience.
Both songs embrace nature’s calming effect, aiming for a more vintage and raw sound.