Berlin based Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita, who is also known under moniker el fog, is gearing up to release a new full-length album. His new effort, entitled Apologues, is due out on September 11th via Erased Tapes.
Other than the vibraphone, Apologues sees Masayoshi using for the first time several other instruments, incluing the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, French horn, accordion, piano and percussion, all arranged by himself. Speaking about the album, Masayoshi had this to say:
“With this album the main idea was to evoke images, atmospheres, sceneries and stories in the listener, the images that have accumulated in myself. At the same time it was an exploration of the unexplored beauty of the vibraphone, and also a pursuit of the charm of the instrumentation and the music itself. Erased Tapes releases a lot of great stuff and naturally became my favourite label of late. And I thought it would fit well to my music.”
‘Tears of Unicorn’ is the first beautiful single lifted from Apologues. Listen to the track below, and straight after check out a solo vibraphone version of it performed live in Berlin.