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These are the floating dreams that scatter upon you. Delicate, and yet refreshing. Familiar feelings, but yet different. These are the moments that you don’t want to wake up. These are the moments that you don’t want to open your eyes. These are the moments you experience the evolution of bedroom pop. These are moments you listen to Cokiyu’s “Your Thorn”.
It has been 4 years since she debuted with her critically acclaimed album, “Mirror Flake”. During this 4 years period, this hugely gifted artist who hails from Ehime, Japan, has participated in various projects, including contributing 2 tracks to the soundtrack for the blockbuster movie “Kokuhaku (Confession)”, together with artists like Radiohead and Boris. She also collaborated with other well-known artists like Bichi (The Blue Foundation) and Robert Svensson (Mixtapes & Cellmates). She took Australia by storm with her Australia tour, and she also played in the SPOT Festival in Denmark.
Armed with the renewed maturity and the freshness gained from the invaluable experience in this 4 years, Cokiyu finally comes back with her 2nd full-length album, “Your Thorn”. This gorgeous album is bedroom pop in its finest form. Signature angelic voices by Cokiyu that quietly wraps you with delicate warmth, which brilliantly infused with tantalizing electronic sounds, creating moments that you don’t want to wake up.
In this album, you will be gently treated with a number of beautiful song-based tracks, including a charming pop-song she collaborated with itoken (the renowned drummer for d.v.d, Harpy, tokumaru-shugo band, and etc). Besides that, Cokiyu even tried her hands on ambient drone music in this album, and the result is simply breathtaking. All these have made “Your Thorn” into not just merely a beautiful album, but also a statement of the unbounded potential of Cokiyu’s musical talent.
Guest artists in this album, include itoken, Yuji Tanaka (the drummer of the popular band Quruli) and Teruya Honda (of Autumnleaf).
Release/catalogue number: FLAU22
Release date: Sep 14, 2011