Tonetone Rec. Moose Hill : Desert House (JAP,2006)****
Moose Hill is the solo work of songwriter and guitarist Goro Ito (Naomi & Goro). It is composed music with a nice balance between classical chamber music, with some minor key minimal piano, mixed with some extra moody acoustic arrangements, with use of some multi-dimensional modern studio mix techniques (using reverbs, cut-and-paste, and with some samples of situations), with touches of analogue electronica, and a few songs (sung by Tomoyo Harada) of which the 7th track is more a sophisticated pop track. All other tracks hold the perfect middle between the abstract and melodic. Japan is an island, which is logically surrounded by water ; this idea I can find in this music, which shows a full surround influence of fresh airs in the sounds, music and composition. A beautiful and sweet minimal art piece.