Tori Kudo – Wings Of The Dawn
Hello 2018, we’re back. Ignoring the arbitrary time measure imposed upon us, it cannot be denied that we’ve been eating a lot of cheese and generally lying on the floor after too much booze. But now, SWIT is turning over a new leaf. So it’s more than apropos that we are delighted to premiere “Wings Of The Dawn”, by Tori Kudo. This is the first single from his new LP. Moone Records are releasing his beautiful live acoustic album “Live at Harness” later this month. Tori is a musician and composer from Japan’s underground, his music has inspired a cult following since the early 1990s. He has, perhaps, released his most well-known work with the band Maher Shalal Hash Baz (pretty pretty cool) up to now.
“Live At Harness” features 13 songs performed by Tori and Mikiko Suzuki at “Harness”, an acoustic music bar in Asagaya, Tokyo last June. ” Wings Of The Dawn” is a perfect introduction – melodic, fragile and heartfelt. Folk say that Tori’s most exclaimed musical characteristic is his openness to error in performance, he has cited this characteristic as purposeful, to reflect our imperfect life. Well, we can only agree, the best music is often the result of happy accident, and as Leonard Cohen said: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”. Frankly, if we weren’t open to error in performance we might never get out of bed, ever. You can pre-order the record here!
Photo: Maki Abe
Cover: Kyle Daniels