KASHIWA Daisuke、「銀河鉄道の夜」「走れメロス」モチーフにした大作の続編はJimanicaら迎えて生演奏にこだわったポスト・クラシカルな逸品


「銀河鉄道の夜」と「走れメロス」をモチーフにした大作『program music I』(2007年)の続編となる本作は、Jimanica(ドラムス)やチェロ奏者らを迎えて全編生演奏にこだわって制作。今回は、たむらしげるの鉱物写真とイラストをコラージュした作品集「水晶山脈」にインスパイアされたとのことで(ジャケットも同作からのもの)、静謐な空気から立ち上る美メロが水晶越しから見たような光景を生むポスト・クラシカルな逸品に!

[English Translation]
This is the sequel to “program music I” (2007), the epic composed in the motif of “Night on the Galactic Railroad” (classic Japanese fantasy novel by Kenji Miyazawa) and “Run, Melos!” (classic Japanese short story by Osamu Dazai), and is produced highly focusing on live-play throughout, welcoming musicians such as Jimanica (drummer) or a cellist amongst many others. Kashiwa got the inspiration from the book [Suisho Sanmyaku (meaning Crystal Mountains)], the collection of collages of mineral photography and illustrations by Shigeru Tamura (, and the artwork on the sleeve is chosen from the collection). This is a post-classical collection in which the beautiful melodies rising from the tranquil air create a spectacle as if seen through crystal.