Norio / Somebody
Album: Somebody   Collection:General
Artist:Norio   Added:Mar 2023
Label:Hush Hush Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-04-24 Pull Date: 2023-06-26 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: May 21 May 14 May 7 Apr 30
Airplays: 1 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. May 18, 2023: Run-Away Radio
Tobi, Tsubute
4. May 06, 2023: Music Casserole
Kaya (Feat. Misi Ke), Tobi
2. May 11, 2023: Run-Away Radio
Tobi, Tsubute
5. Apr 29, 2023: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Koe, Tsubute
3. May 07, 2023: Morsel
6. Apr 29, 2023: Music Casserole

Album Review
Reviewed 2023-04-08
Dreamy electronic ambient/chillout from Japanese producer and filmmaker Noriaki Okamoto. He formerly released work under his Okamotonoriaki project—this most recent album represents a departure from his past work as a Tokyo-based artist and marks a move to a quieter life in the countryside. Nine tracks of beautiful and intimate electronic music with occasional Japanese vocal snippets. Most tracks are slow but with a sustained epicness.

RIYL: Jin Choi, Nathan Kawanishi, Okada Takuro, Hamish Lang
TRY: 2, 5, 4, 3

(1.) Fuzzy vibrating chords, bleary vocal snippets, washes of static and reverb-drenched keyboard
(2.) Bouncy piano melody with dry string elements and electronic pulses. Fans of Floating Points will love this one
(3.) Minimal beat with a hint of static, a splash of a post-rock aesthetic and beautiful vocals
(4.) Looped longing vocals, icy synth, and an abstract high-bpm beat running under everything
(5.) Beautiful gentle ambient with plucked strings, piano and ringing bells
(6.) Whispery vocals and piano. Floaty ambient pulses
(7.) Gently gyrating beat with piano, rain noises and
(8.) Slow stripped-down piano ballad
(9.) Opens with the sound of a projector, morphs into an electro-acoustic slow-burner with vocal snippets and resonating percussion

Track Listing
1. Somebody   5. Tobi
2. Tsubute   6. Koe
3. Hazama (Feat. Satomimagae)   7. Spin
4. Kaya (Feat. Misi Ke)   8. Niji
  9. Bocho