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初めまして。僕はアメリカ、サウスカロライナ州の大学で電気工学を学んでいて、今年仙台で一年留学しています。日本での経験からインスパイアされ、この音楽を作りました。一曲目、猫島、は田代島を訪れた時にサンプリングした音を使っています。この田代島は仙台からほど近く、多くの猫で賑わっている事で有名です。僕は猫が大好きです!二、三曲目はEspeciaというポップアイドルグループからインスピレーションを受けました。僕がEspeciaのメンバーの一人に恋に落ちた時の気持ちを表現しているのが I Can’t Explain です。そして、そのメンバーの名前にちなんでつけられた曲、ちぃビーツは、昔のEspeciaの曲に入っていた彼女のアカペラを使っています。最後の曲、Summerlandは和楽器とポケモンレンジャーのサウンドトラックのサンプリングを使っています。


Nice to meet you. I am an electrical engineering student from South Carolina who is studying abroad for a year in Sendai, Japan. This music is inspired by my experiences here in Japan. The first track, Cat Island, uses audio clips recorded during my time at Tashirojima, an island near Sendai that is famous for having many cats. I love cats! The second and third tracks are inspired by my experiences with Especia, a Japanese pop idol group with a unique sound. I Can’t Explain is about me falling in love with one of Especia’s members. I used her acapella vocals from an older Especia song to create Chibeats, a song that is named after her. The last track, Summerland, samples traditional Japanese instruments and the Pokemon Ranger soundtrack.

I started making this EP in March. I wanted to finish it before leaving Japan in August. It is finished now. I have less than one month left before leaving. This EP is dedicated to the girl from Especia who inspired me so much.


released July 22, 2016

Artwork by Sarah Moor.
Special thanks to Rei, Tabitha, [offbeatninja], xavrockbeats, and everyone who encouraged me.



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