“Roundabout” by Hiro Ama

Hiro Ama (Teleman) has announced his debut solo album Music for Peace and Harmony, will drop on October 4th via PRAH Recordings. Seeking solace amidst today’s chaotic world, Hiro turned to an obscure 1980s Japanese synthesiser called the Waraku – literally translated to “peace and harmony” – to craft an album that blends electro-acoustic textures and warm melodies, while drawing on classical romanticism, spiritual jazz and electronic music. The album features collaborations from British singer Keeley Forsyth and flautist Gail Tasker.

Alongside the album announcement, Hiro has unveiled a new single ‘Roundabout’. The single is about making decisions; a reflection on breaking away from familiar paths, and embracing the beauty and complexity of navigating life’s ever-evolving roundabouts. “Roundabout” follows the release of Hiro’s previous singles, ‘Everything Is Going To Make Sense In The End’, ‘Music for Peace and Harmony’ and ‘Sunday’. He has previously released two EPs on PRAH Recordings.

“A lot of things are fragile and chaotic at the moment in this world, and I wanted to make music to soothe my mind and heart. Modern music sometimes sounds too pristine and sanitised. I like those spontaneous sounds.” says Hiro.

Hiro Ama’s meticulous approach is evident in every aspect of the album, from playing almost all the instruments to producing and mixing. Incorporating sounds of the Waraku’s koto (Japanese harp), drums, and synths alongside the Jupiter 8, DX7, and piano, Hiro explores organic and electronic sounds. Notably, instead of traditional drums, Hiro can be heard humming the drum parts to create a texture reminiscent of old jazz records. Keeley Forsyth’s haunting vocals on the tracks ‘Metal Wires’ and ‘Billowing’ bring a particular intensity that complements the album’s spacious instrumentation. Hiro was inspired by Debussy’s famous adage, “music is the space between the notes”, and throughout, the album is underscored by an ethos of spaciousness and simplicity.

Hiro Ama
Music For Peace And Harmony
PRAH Recordings

Bon Dance
Metal Wires (ft. Keeley Forsyth)
Find Me In The Nearest Forest
Forest Bathing
Billowing (ft. Keeley Forsyth)
Things We Talked About
View From A Window
Everything Is Going To Make Sense In The End

Pre-order Music For Peace And Harmony HERE


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