Author : jyotinaokieri

Outflow Snowboards Design 2023-2024 [Japan]

I’m happy to announce that I was appointed as the main designer of the 2023-2024 season for my friend’s snowboard company “Outflow” @outflowsnowboards in Nagano, Japan. Outflow is a 17 year old board company using Japanese eco-friendly materials and promotes nature preservation. In spite of the physical distance we have it felt good to reconnect with @yuu_soultime_r , a friend from teenage years. Sharing and exchanging with each other like in the old days when we met over skateboarding, music, fashion and swimming in nature. Overall it was a fun process. Please check their new collections in the link in bio.

来季(2023-2024)より十代からの京都の友人の主宰するスノーボードカンパニー「Outflow」のメインデザイナーに任命して頂きました。日本とインドという物質的には距離はありますが、かつて共に時間を過ごしたように、楽しく身近にものづくりの工程を共有できました。同時代を過ごし、それぞれの経験を昇華し、人の心と山の繋がりや、未来を予感させる様な今のカタチに落とし込めたかと思います。OutflowとそのサブレーベルのLife Riddmは環境に配慮した国産の材料を主に使用しており、このような姿勢には共感し、積極的にサポートしたいと思います。またこのプロジェクトへの縁を繋げてくれた @asa_3000_に感謝します。よろしければ、Outflowのリンクから詳細をご覧下さい。

An Article on AV Art Service [India]

A compilation album of 11 artists curated by Jyoti Naoki Eri

Literary concepts are extraordinarily difficult to translate into visual art, let alone music. Expounding on a verbal concept with more words at least gives the writer some room to move, even if this space is arguably imaginary; but transplanting said space to a different medium suddenly makes one’s frame of reference extraordinarily small- how to narrate without speaking? 

Science-fiction has helped to bridge the gap before (some of Phillip K. Dick’s or Burroughs’ alternate realities now tend to seem hocked together from everything humanity has tried to forget), and it continues to help push artistic boundaries in unexpected ways, as evidenced by Japanese Aurovilian artist and label-founder Jyoti Naoki Eri’s new compilation ‘Inter-Galactic Sonar Probe Vol. 1’. Featuring contributions from worldwide artists such as Psychopanda and Matt Black, the album is centred around the fictional concept of music being used as a form of sonic communication on a joyride to Andromeda eighty years in the future. Using a minimal range of textures, the result is something akin to music you can read, the unspoken words abstractly comforting… Something you might try and beam out to other life forms just for general reassurance.

“No worries, just passing through…”

This is consequently not the sort of music that can be easily written about analytically.

Track 1- Looking for Something // Strangebird~Sounds [BEL]

[Stangebird~Sounds is a Belgian, Antwerp-based sound artist and musician]

Abstract comfort is the keyword here. Building up from the void, the only recognizable melody comes in the form of a narrow tonal centre that steamrollers steadily on until it takes over the space a written melody might occupy. Blips and bleeps that sound like a kid’s synth routed through a ring modulator and sequencer, something oddly disquieting about the familiarity of these sounds, the slightly fuzzed-out bells that ring in your inner ear. 

Can something be truly harsh yet comforting? 

Image of a NASA skyscraper drifting sleepily past Neptune, lights in the windows winking off and on… Sonic invitations to the Waldorf-Astoria. Strange bird indeed.

Listen to the track here:

Submitted by Dhani Muniz

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