Yoshimi returns to Dream Catalogue with new collaborative partner Ninomiya Tatsuki for a split-collaborative effort ‘優しい時間’ (‘Gentle Time’).
The 11-track album sees Dream Catalogue mainstay Yoshimi introduce to the dreampunk scene fellow Japanese recording artist Ninomiya Tatsuki, a Niigata-based musician and artist with a background in rock music, piano and guitar. He later moved into electronic music, preferring a more solitudinous and expansive style to work with.
Tatsuki demonstrates a similar spiritual ambient music approach to his album partner here, but brings a softer tone in comparison, while Yoshimi’s half showcases his cinematic production and darker mood.
With the blend of the two artists’ styles on ‘優しい時間’, the contrast between Yoshimi’s darker output and Tatsuki’s approach creates an interesting back and forth, especially highlighted in the collaborative efforts between the two.