Today Gothenburg-based Japanese musician Naoko Sakata has shared a second single and accompanying video, taken from her forthcoming piano solo album Dancing Spirits. The album is set for release on March 26, 2021 via Pomperipossa Records, a Swedish label that has established itself as a beacon for avant-garde, drone, ambient and experimental music, led by artist Anna von Hausswolff.
Naoko Sakata describes her approach to music, saying: “When I sit in front of the piano, I, as a person, disappear. My body becomes a conduit for expressing the music that I can hear in my head. There are no obstacles to its realisation and I don’t follow rules on how to make it happen. It is at the same time something natural and highly spiritual, sacred and wild, something that lives in a moment in time and only in that, before disappearing forever.”
The video for “Improvisation 2” accompanies a beguiling incantation with a suitably expressive and bewitching video. Listen to the song and watch the video below: