.: hajime

The meaning of the Japanese word "hajime" is "beginning" and since this demo-tape is in fact a beginning i thought it might be an adequate title :)

To be honest though, "hajime" is not really an album ;) It is more like a collection of little amateurish experiments i did in the course of last year (2009/2010). There are many things i don't like about several tracks: the piano sound is too harsh or the musical structure is uninspired etc ... it is a beginning, the first step to hopefully evolve musically.

One thing i tried though was to implement some kind of a narrative structure. I wanted to start with the "end" (Wild Tempered Elegy) and end with a beginning (hajime).

Hope you like it!


Downloadable at Bandcamp and last.fm



This Album features several audio-files(ambience) from freesound.org under the usage of CreativeCommons:

A Bar Piano :: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=23891

A Prayer to the Sea :: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=23222


and http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=60134

hajime :: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=54595


Many many thanks to all of the contributors on freesound.org! It's an incredibly inspiring platform!!