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Live in Japan


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Fuji, Omuta 05:48
AtHall, Oita 05:17


'Live in Japan' was recorded during a 3-week tour of Japan in October 2018. The album consists of excerpts of concerts played in venues such as an ancient Buddhist temple to a traditional jazz bar in the heart of Tokyo, to intense experimental noise venues and art collectives, as well as field recordings of nature, train rides and places visited.
The music is improvisations inspired by the journey, the landscape, the architecture, the sounds, the people, the listeners, the food, the nature, the culture, religion, tradition and not least Gagaku music – a collage of impressions of Japan, expressed in sounds and tones woven together into this record.
Along the tour Soma & Lil had the honor to collaborate with different musicians, among others Yoshio Machida on steel drums (track 5) and Haruhiko Okabe on saxophone and hichiriki (ancient Japanese oboe) with whom we have a 3 year collaboration exploring the tradition of Gagaku Music (track 3, 4, 7 and 10).


released March 27, 2020

Soma Allpass: cello
Lil Lacy: cello, piano and vocal

Recorded by: Morimoto Ali, Takenaga Shogo, Kawamura Hiroshi, Shinohara Shinsuke and Lil Lacy

Mix and master: Peter Barnow

Cover: Lil Lacy

Released through Gateway, 2020

Supported by KODA culture

Domo arigato! Thank you to all the people that inspired and helped us during the tour and the making of the record:
Morimoto Ali and everybody at Guggenheim House, Machida Yoshio,
Takenaga Shogo and everybody at Fuji, Mike Kubeck and everybody at Super Deluxe, Shinohara Shinsuke & Shinohara Emina, Hirai Yasushi, Kaneko Yasuko, Miura Koutaro, Kawamura Hiroshi and everybody at AtHall, Akizuki Toshiharu, Yamauchi Katsura, Makino Chu, Johnny and everyone at El Sonido, Maita Ikuko & Kawamura Mari, Okabe Haruhiko & Okabe Marie, Naoko & Jonas


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SOMA & LIL Denmark


Soma & Lil is a Danish neo-cello duo; two cellos, two voices, two different worlds;
acoustic electro-chock - ugly beauty, genuine intuition.
Soma Allpass & Lil Lacy are two cellists / singers who work and
experiment with effect pedals, improvisation and composition.
They investigate possibilities where the well known and the unknown merges.
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