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Ayumi Tanaka Trio

Subaqueous Silence


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Black Rain
1 Ruins  
2 Black Rain  
3 Ichi  
4 Ruins II  
5 Zephyr  
6 Towards the Sea  
7 Subaqueous Silence  
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Subaqueous Silence, Japanese pianist Ayumi Tanaka's leader debut for ECM – following two critically acclaimed releases with Thomas Strønen – is a strikingly original statement, conveying a musical atmosphere all its own, with its intensities and silences, its sense of mystery and dramatic tension. No other contemporary piano trio sounds like this. 

Tanaka met bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen and drummer Per Oddvar Johansen shortly after arriving in Oslo a decade ago and they have been developing their musical language together since then, exploring the implications of Ayumi's compositions, which draw inspiration from both eastern and western sources, from the sounds of nature and more. 

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