AWAYA

AWAYA is a sound-art-unit by tOmOkicHi (Fukushima Masatomo) and yU (Okuno Yumiko). They produce the "art work of sound" while living with nature in Kumano. Incorporating a variety of sampled natural sound material with Modern synthesizers to classical instruments, such as HICHIRIKI and SHAMISEN. Also using voice performances inspired by the atmosphere of the surroundings, they develop the installation exhibition art, produce music, and perform the mystery of life and the universe by their unique view of the world of music. Their original stage production and overwhelming performance in KOYASAN, BIWAKO Biennale, Art museum, etc., drew attention from not only domestic but also overseas. As a composer who have received high evaluation, they produced the back ground music for the Osaka Municipal Environmental Learning Center, Aquarium 3D theater in Kushimoto Marine Park Center, InterBEE (International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition), Roppongi Art Night, Animation Exhibits, etc...

ALBUM

Pray - the sound from KURENAI KOYA Front Cover

Pray - the sound from KURENAI KOYA

Pray - the sound from KURENAI KOYA

2017/05/02 - 9 Songs

  • 1
    Pilgrimage road "Kogumotorigoe" (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    02:25
  • 2
    Celebration (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    04:25
  • 3
    Pray (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    04:52
  • 4
    Chronicle (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    05:08
  • 5
    Lotus (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    06:29
  • 6
    Pilgrimage road "Ogumotorigoe" (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    01:43
  • 7
    Pilgrim journey (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    06:04
  • 8
    Autumn moonlit night (2017 Remaster)
    AWAYA
    04:26
  • 9
    Celebration (Long mix Ver)
    AWAYA
    05:30

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LABEL : studio AWAYA

GENRE : New Age / Electronic / World

Since ancient times, people have walked spiritual pilgrimages way across the sea, the fields and rivers, and the mountains.

The Kii Mountains, its deep forest and steep mountain range, is one of the spiritual places of Japan. This area has been considered a sacred dwelling place of the gods for centuries.

Many believers have walked the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, from emperors and nobles to everyday people who continue the tradition today. Koyasan, sacred site of Buddhism, holds the story of women finding pilgrimage where once they were forbidden. The pilgrimage is full of the mystic atmosphere of a deep forest. Stretching its way to the ocean, God and people come and go and dwell in the trees and plants in silent prayer.


The world of prayer united with nature appears when we take a trip to this sacred place. We have a feeling that we hear the footsteps of prayer that has continued for several thousand years.


The encounter with wonderful people and place led us to create this album "INORI-Kurenai KOYA" . We are always grateful to you all.

And, thank you very much for all of you listening to this album.
We're very happy if you can enjoy the trip to the way of prayer.

Best regards,
AWAYA

Artwork photo:Pagoda of Jison-in Temple

SINGLE

Dreaming Fairy shrimp Front Cover

Dreaming Fairy shrimp

Air Front Cover

Air

VOYAGER to MEBIUS (forest noise MIX) Front Cover

VOYAGER to MEBIUS (forest noise MIX)

Dreaming Fairy shrimp

2018/06/21 - 1 Song

  • 1
    Dreaming Fairy shrimp
    AWAYA
    05:52

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LABEL : studio AWAYA

GENRE : Instrumental / Techno / Alternative

Yumiko Okuno: Voice
Masatomo Fukushima: Piano,Guitar,Programing,etc.

The fairy shrimp is a small crustacean that appear in the rice field of the early summer in Japan.

Air

2018/04/28 - 1 Song

  • 1
    Air
    AWAYA
    05:00

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LABEL : studio AWAYA

GENRE : Instrumental / Alternative / World

AWAYA are:
Yumiko Okuno(Voice,Chorus)
Masatomo Fuushima(Piano,Guitar,Bass guitar,Synthesizer,Engineering)

Guiest:Tomofumi Shimoda(Guitar)

with Natural environments sound of Mountain stream,Forest,Rice field"Awatanbo"in Nakahechi-cho Wakayama Japan

VOYAGER to MEBIUS (forest noise MIX)

2018/01/07 - 1 Song

  • 1
    VOYAGER to MEBIUS (forest noise MIX)
    AWAYA
    09:58

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LABEL : studio AWAYA

GENRE : Electronic / World / Techno

Composed & performed: AWAYA (yU & tOmOkicHi)
yU(Yumiko Okuno):Voice, Chorus
tOmOkicHi(Masatomo Fukushima):Hichiriki, synthesizer, sampling, Programming, editing
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528hz mastering music with KUMANO forest sounds