“Tokyo Aglow” zeigt uns die Stadt in vorbeirauschenden Farben. Justin Tierney war zwei mal in Tokyo, wobei er Aufnahmen für eben jenes schöne Video machte. Er schreibt:
At the Conflux was shot during two trips to Tokyo. In May and June of both 2014 and 2015. Editing began in earnest in November of 2015 along with the composition of the music.
I recorded the solo piano part in early April at SoundPure studios in Durham, NC with the help of recording engineer, Artem Smirnov. Members of the The Deviant Septet, Karen Kim—violin, Doug Balliett—bass, Mike Gurfield—trumpet, Matthew, Melore—trombone, Jared Soldiviero—percussion recorded the instrumentals with recording engineer Rick Nelson.
Aber viel schöner ist es, wenn er das hier schreibt:
The automated Yurikamome flows through Odaiba and arrives downtown. A taxi whips to converging clusters of crowds in Shibuya. Scores surge, stream and swarm, tangle and scramble. Patterns of people, probabilities and periodicities, play. Weaving and knotting, the masses rhythmically engage with the machinery of modern life.
Koto inspired chords underpin the music of the piano. Trombone, trumpet and violin map to the patterns recurrent and emergent. Crosswalk chimes, chirps and cuckoos echo into the night.