Qoosui

by Haco

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Laurent Colson This album is a masterpiece, this is a travel to an untouchable dream.
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Cameron I've never fallen in love with and bought an album faster than this one. Favorite track: Anesthesia Love.
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ihcilon This album is like watching a dream sequence though a cloud, it is colorful and an absolute pleasure to listen to.
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【+1 bonus track/ Anesthesia Love (Homeopathic Mix by Tarnovski)】

*Incl. lyrics in English and Japanese
*歌詞 (日/英) 付

●HACO 7th full album QOOSUI webpage ☁
www.hacohaco.net/haco/qoosui.html

"weightless, blissful, but also flightless - always connected to the body whose aurality must be blocked to survive its seduction. This tender voice calls from far away yet from a place we all know, stretched on filaments strung through clouds of condensation, the clinking jigsaw of melting ice, soft flows of breath and dawn mists that speak through water insects and dreaming." ––David Toop

「無重力で多幸感にあふれ、しかし飛べない―絶えず、そそのかしを阻むにちがいない聴覚をもった身体とつながっている。この柔らかで優しい声は、はるか遠方から。けれどもわたしたち皆が知る所の、液状の雲の合間からぴんと張り渡されたくも糸、溶けた氷がチリンと鳴るジグゾー、吐息の穏やかな流れ、水中の虫や夢想がうごめく曙の靄 (もや) を介して、呼びかける。」––デイヴィッド・トュープ

"Haco refers to her voice as being “see through” and “like mist”, which is perfect. In fact, the whole of Qoosui is driven by this tentative adherence to form, pouring guitars into basins of field recording and evaporated electronics, speculating about what the shapes might mean as they swirl in and out of possibility. There are no hard and irrefutable surfaces, and throughout Haco’s dream-led ventures into space and sun and snow, reality never comes to curb the fantastical forms of what might be." ––Jack Chuter / ATTN:Magazine

"Listening "Qoosui" feels like stepping into a dream or drowning in clouds of perfume. This is a siren song of an album, drawing the listener deeper and deeper into uncharted territories." ––Robert Barry / The Wire

“This is, in many respects, the source and heart of Qoosui: inspired by spirit voices, Haco becomes one. The medium is the message on every level." ––Christopher Nosnibor / Aural Aggravation

"An hypnotic, lush and beautiful album of sound and lilting voice from the Japanese vocalist and electronic experimenter Haco (After Dinner), seven songs of subtle sophistication that create dreamlike environments of floating tones and invoking voice, refined from decades of experimentation and investigation to yield this enchanting album." ––SquidCo

credits

released November 11, 2017

Arranged, recorded, and engineered by Haco [1-7], Kobe (JP), Stabilo [2, 4, 7], Hiroshima (JP), Gallery Six [1, 3, 5], Hiroshima (JP), Tarnovski [2, 6, 7], Pardubice (CZ), and Obelisk of Light [6], Hradec Kralove (CZ)

Mixed by Haco
Sub-mixed by Stabilo, Gallery Six, and Tarnovski

Mastered by Ondřej Ježek at jaMor, Prague (CZ)

Lyrics by Haco [2, 3, 4, 6, 7] , and Hidekazu Imashige [1, 5]
Translated from Japanese to English by Haco [3], and Hidekazu Imashige [1, 5]
English modified by Christopher Stephens

Artwork by Masakazu Fukuta © 2017

Produced by Haco © 2017 [JASRAC]

Special thanks to all my collaborators, Lawrence English, Masami Shimomura, Will Newsome, and Gurun Gurun

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VIDEOS ☁

●Haco -Tidal (from Qoosui)
vimeo.com/224449651
Video by Masakazu Fukuta (from the 2016 installation work "jewel")

●Haco - Shooting Stars in Your Eyes (from Qoosui)
vimeo.com/231476038
Video by Tomáš Knoflíček

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LINKS to ☁ shinpeki (a bond for Qoosui) by Gallery Six / stabilo (speaker gain teardrop)
gallerysix.bandcamp.com/album/shinpeki-a-bond-for-qoosui
stabilo-loadbang.bandcamp.com/album/shinpeki-a-bond-for-qoosui

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●SUIQOO [haco qoosui_remix] ☁

Remixes by MOSKITOO / LAWRENCE ENGLISH / FOURCOLOR / NOBUKAZU TAKEMURA / TARNOVSKI / LAURA LUNA
haco-sound.bandcamp.com/album/suiqoo-haco-qoosui-remix

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Haco - singer, lyricist, composer, and founder of After Dinner and Hoahio, is a renowned international artist. As a musician, she has given performances throughout Japan and the world.

"the Japanese singer/sound artist/pop visionary" (Tiny Mix Tapes)

“A founding member of the legendary band After Dinner, Haco is one of the most versatile vocalists in the Japanese indies scene.” (John Zorn)
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Track Name: Kusui
- Kusui -

I am excited to hear
echoes deep in the forest,
moist with morning dew

A breath of wind
carries the perverse tones of leaves
to the white flowers

Having forgotten to close
the fountain gate,
the fairies look restless

A spring bird
gloriously blesses
the departed

Refusing the now
descending night,
insects of light dance

I saw a sure sign
of breath
in the misty cave

__________


- 空翠 (Kusui) -

深い森
木霊する
朝露に濡れ
色めき立つ

ひねくれた
葉の音色
風に揺られて
白花に

泉の門
閉め忘れ
妖精たちが
そわそわと

麗らかに
春鳥が
果てし者たち
祝福す

やがて来る
夜を拒み
光の虫が
ダンスする

霞の洞
そこに確かな息吹を
私は見た
Track Name: Tidal
- Tidal -

She's waiting for the tide to come in

She's waiting for the tide to turn over

She's waiting for the tide to rise up


Now it's still far away, away, too far away

But it's still far away, away, too far away
Track Name: White Letter from Heaven
- White Letter from Heaven -

The sound of footsteps on snow,
footsteps I made by myself
The hidden path meanders
and glimmering lights are reflected here and there
It's a white letter from heaven

I feel the faint warmth of a body
I embrace that feeling
as if it were someone else’s concern,
and smile secretly
It's a white letter from heaven

My frozen heart gradually started thawing
before I knew it
It's a white letter from heaven
before I knew it
It's a white letter from heaven
before I knew it
It's a white letter from heaven

_______________


- White Letter from Heaven -

雪にきしむ足音
わたしがつけた足跡
隠れ小道はまがりくねって
きらめく光はあちこちに反射して
It's a white letter from heaven

人肌のほのかな暖かさを感じて
そんな気分を抱きしめて
まるで他人事 (ひとごと) のように
ひそかに微笑む
It's a white letter from heaven

凍ったハートがすこしずつ溶けだす
いつしか
It's a white letter from heaven
いつしか
It's a white letter from heaven
いつしか
It's a white letter from heaven
Track Name: Circle
- Circle -

I'm floating to a satellite in the black

I'm flying to a satellite in the purple

I'm walking on a satellite in the yellow

I'm jumping over a satellite in the red


I'm turning on a satellite in the black

I'm spinning around a satellite in the purple

I'm running around a satellite in the yellow

I'm dancing on a satellite in the red


Here come the lights

Here come the beams

Here come the rays
Track Name: Seiren
- Seiren -

On a blue canvas,
someone painted
a foamy melody
with shell paint

Mermaids at the water’s edge
gather and play the melody
before seabirds carry it off to
the horizon

Madder-red sand
arrives on
a sunset beach
after a thousand years

The hazy moon rises over the cape,
waxing and waning through breaks in the clouds,
and illuminating the dragon kingdom

Waves flow in slow motion as
pearls surface for a mere 20 seconds,
unfurling memories
carved into the water’s surface


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- 清漣 (Seiren) -

青いキャンバス
貝殻絵の具で
誰かが描いた
泡沫のメロディ

水際のマーメイド
集めて奏でる
海鳥が水平線まで
届けてくれる

サンセットビーチ
千の時を経て
茜の星の砂
たどり着く

岬に昇った朧月
雲の切れ間
龍の都照らして
満ちては欠ける

波はスローモーション
二十秒だけの真珠
水面に刻まれた
記憶を紡ぎ出す
Track Name: Anesthesia Love
- Anesthesia Love -

Don't let me down, baby
Don't let me go, baby
It's just like waking up from anesthesia love
'cause all of my mind went numb

Don't make me sad, baby
Don't make me tired, baby
It's just like coming out of anesthesia love
And you may see my crazy smile

Don't let me down, baby
Don't let me go, baby
It's just like waking up from anesthesia love
Yeah, you know, I'm just leaving for a while

Don't make me sad, baby
Don't make me tired, baby
It's just like coming out of anesthesia love
And I won't come back here anymore

Don't let me down, baby
Don't let me go, baby
It's just like waking up from anesthesia love
But you know, I might come back again

So, anesthesia love, yeah?
And you may say, "I was cured alright"
Track Name: Shooting Stars in Your Eyes
- Shooting Stars in Your Eyes -

I'm looking at
the green grass
showing
in your eyes

I'm gazing at
the pale blue sky
reflecting
in your eyes

I'm looking at
the water crown
splashing
in your eyes

I'm gazing at
the rippling waves
floating
in your eyes

I'm looking at
the golden wheat
swaying
in your eyes

I'm gazing at
the shooting stars
falling
in your eyes
Track Name: Anesthesia Love (Homeopathic Mix by Tarnovski)
- Anesthesia Love -

Don't let me down, baby
Don't let me go, baby
It's just like waking up from anesthesia love
'cause all of my mind went numb

Don't make me sad, baby
Don't make me tired, baby
It's just like coming out of anesthesia love
And you may see my crazy smile

Don't let me down, baby
Don't let me go, baby
It's just like waking up from anesthesia love
Yeah, you know, I'm just leaving for a while

Don't make me sad, baby
Don't make me tired, baby
It's just like coming out of anesthesia love
And I won't come back here anymore

Don't let me down, baby
Don't let me go, baby
It's just like waking up from anesthesia love
But you know, I might come back again

So, anesthesia love, yeah?
And you may say, "I was cured alright"

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