MTR002 - Meitei - Komachi



Following the 2018 reissue of Kwaidan on cassette label
Evening Chants, Komachi represents Meitei's debut
full-length vinyl release and first original material of the year.

Meitei considers himself an old soul, often preoccupied with
the customs and rituals of the past. Recently, Meitei lost his beloved 99-year-old grandmother, a woman whom he considered to be one of the last remaining people to have experience and understanding of traditional Japanese
ambience. His music and art is driven by a desire to cast light
on an era and aesthetic that he believes is drifting out of the collective Japanese consciousness with each passing
generation, what he has called "the lost Japanese mood."
He chose to dedicate Komachi to his late Grandmother.
“I want to revive the soul of Japan that still sleeps in the darkness," he says.

Haunting and delicate, distant and timeless, Komachi is awash with white noise, complex field recordings, and the hypnotic sounds of flowing water. Though contemporary, Komachi’s lineage can be traced back to the floating worlds of Ukiyo-e
and Gagaku via the prism of '80s Japanese ambient pioneers, and '90s pastoral sample-based artists such as Susumu
Yokota and Nobukazu Takemura.

Composed as individual sonic dioramas, each of the 12 tracks has been crafted to not only evoke feelings of nostalgia but to also explore the dichotomy of ancient and new in modern Japanese society.

The limited vinyl release, produced in collaboration with label and distributor Séance Centre, is set for release March 15, including a special edition complete with beautiful 12-page booklet featuring a number of prints in the Ukiyo-e style, a traditional style of woodblock print that dates back to 17th century Japan. The images were chosen by Meitei to showcase the old style Japanese sentiments that form a core inspiration
to his musical output.

Composed as individual sonic dioramas, each of the 12 tracks has been crafted to not only evoke feelings of nostalgia but to also explore the dichotomy of ancient and new in modern Japanese society.

The limited vinyl release, produced in collaboration with label and distributor Séance Centre, is set for release March 15, including a special edition complete with beautiful 12-page booklet featuring a number of prints in the Ukiyo-e style, a traditional style of woodblock print that dates back to 17th century Japan. The images were chosen by Meitei to showcase the old style Japanese sentiments that form a core inspiration to his musical output.

Listen and buy below:





MTR001 - 7FO - Moment
[Selected Works 2012-2018]




Métron Records are delighted to present their debut label release from Osaka based producer 7FO. With tracks, recorded between 2012 and 2017, all have been tweaked, remastered and recorded to vinyl for the first time.

The mysterious figure recorded the tracks at home, processing guitar sounds, using a sampler, synthesizer and junk equipment. Following in the footsteps of the ambient giants of his native lands, 7FO’s music continues this illustrious heritage whilst offering something fresh, modern and beautifully rendered. He describes his own sound as ‘gorgeous sustained tones and dreamlike oscillations that drift through the inorganic/electronic world reverberating through our subconscious creating sonic fables in our minds’.

The sublime 12’’ comes with artwork designed by label head & visual artist Jack Hardwicke. To accompany the release Greek filmmaker George Kountouras, who also collaborated on the artwork, has directed a gorgeous video for the title track ‘Moment’.

Copies still available here:
https://www.seance-centre.com/shop/7fo-moment-selected-works-2012-2017-lp?category=LP


The music video below was directed by Greek filmmaker and Métron collaborator George Kountouras. His gorgeous analog visuals, created by manipulating VHS signals, perfectly compliment 7FO’s strange yet sublime sonic palette.





Métron Records 2018. Berlin, DE.