Wata Igarashi returns to The Bunker New York

The Kioku EP lands in very famil­iar hands. 

Wata Igarashi gears up his third release for the mighty The Bunker New York. Kioku” fol­lows on from his pre­vi­ous out­ings on the label in 2018 with the Ques­tion And Answer EP” and in 2016 with Mood Of The Machines”. In this release, Wata pro­vides five tech­no-fueled cuts four of which to be pressed on vinyl with the fifth track only avail­able digitally. 

Reflect­ing on his feel­ings about these tracks, Igarashi tells us that, there are many times when you’re lis­ten­ing to pow­er­ful music and you are not real­ly able to think but your body still remem­bers how to move and breathe”. Kioku means mem­o­ry” in Japan­ese and Igarashi goes on to explain that all the fast and com­plex melody com­bi­na­tions (of the title track) make me imag­ine how our mem­o­ry func­tions: con­nect­ing via synapse and nerves, going all over the place…the music comes from my expe­ri­ence and memory.” 


A1. Body 
A2. DNA 
B1. Grav­i­ty 
B2. Kioku 

[Dig­i­tal-only] Kioku (Big Room Ambi­ent Version) 

Across the four tracks, Wata puts to great use his many years as a sound design­er deploy­ing cin­e­mat­ic ideas and an expan­sive qual­i­ty” through­out the EP. Every track poss­es its own emo­tion that make it easy to imag­ine how each could fit spe­cif­ic moments across the arc of a par­ty”. Try it out below. 

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