Genre: Dance/Electronica, Nu-jazz, Lounge
At the heart of Tokyo... resonates a new sound in lounge music. Combining the old-fashioned longing for human performance and a modern penchant for electronic sound, Echolocation puts the live back in lounge with their debut as an ambient jazz duo. After laying out the tracks digitally, bassist Massa Takemoto joins up with trumpet player Tetsuroh Konishi to overlay the human component of this modern mix live, in person. The end result is a sound that reflects the metropolitan existence where people and and the modern environment blend into a single mutual existence that we know and feel as the Urban Lifestyle.
Combining his experience as a professional bassist with his expertise as a sound/track designer, Massa provides both the flesh and the pulse of Echolocation's cool sound. Holding simplicity as his principal aesthetic ideal, he is known for producing tracks and beats that are balanced with the dichotomies of the tangible and intangible, the concrete and the abstract.
Like the layer of light tones that give a painting dimension, Tetsuroh's skills come to the forefront of Echolocation's music as the main melody. Tetsuroh's approach to the Echolocation project is that of a true improvisationist: taking in the entirety of the music, and playing only when the moment is right, and then, not too much.