By Björk Óskarsdóttir
Circles is a compilation album curated by Japanese artist Yasuhiko Fukuzono, aka Aus, and will be released on his record label Flau on June 27th, 2018, in celebration of their 10-year anniversary in the music world.
All the tracks on Circles are waltzes, but in Japanese culture, the waltz is also referred to as a “dance to draw a circle”. The featured artists come from several different countries and continents and were given the freedom to make their own interpretations of a waltz. At some point, most of them have traveled to Japan on concert tours organized by Fukuzono, thus additionally from the notion of a waltz, the music is inspired by the intimacy of friendships and the time spent together, rather than by sentimental or nostalgic sources, which creates a lovely overall brightness to the compilation.
My Love, composed by Sophie Hutchings, is the seventh track of the compilation, in which the Australian pianist and composer lends us a warm, forward-moving waltz, manifesting her known evocative musicality and tender sound on the keys. Listen to it below.
Pre-order Circles on Bandcamp