Nominated by Ryuichi Sakamoto (YMO) at his "RADIO SAKAMOTO" J-WAVE.
New composition from Melting Pot. I recorded and composed for this project. I had so many pieces of ideas and sound sketches, and finally they're all got together into this one song. I spent four days (about 48hrs) to finish recording my part, and post the sounds to my colleagues, the People band. I had to write a brief scores, and that makes this session
tough. But mixing down was also a very tough task of creating this sound. Finally, me
and my colleague spent a whole month to finish it.
During the production period, we were very serious and (a bit) negative because we were faced with so much information of nuclear power-plant and tsunami tragedy happened in Fukushima and Sendai. Fortunately, my relatives and friends were all safe, but most of them were sent to school gymnasium. It was very hard hearing their situations. But this is not the reason that I titled "Situation" ... The title not only means my experience of the quake and nuclears, but also for my anger toward this recent excessive capitalism and globalism economics. It has various meanings.
Guitar and some instruments by the People. I played fender precision bass, mallets, and some synths. Some audio loops was given from Sabamiso's "Hakkaisan!!" concert project, which was directed by me and produced by themselves in 2008. I especially want you listening carefully the final part; the car's klaxon. It sounds like crying... It's totally a coincidence, I didn't sequence the sound.
released September 11, 2011
Produced by the People and Melting Pot
Arranged and Composed by Kota Suzuki
Recorded and Mixed by Kota Suzuki and bD at 2kai Booth, Sabamiso Booth, Akasaka Street and bD Lounge
Kota Suzuki (Keyboard, Fender Electric Bass, Mallet, Synthesizers, Additional Pianos, Electronics, Beat Programming)
bD (Electric Guitars, Noises, Sound Programming)
M (Acoustic Piano, Samples)
Moreau (Turntables <- recorded in 2008)
Sabamiso (Field Recording Loops <- recorded in 2008)