Akikaze

Akikaze, Japanese for autumn wind, is the electronic exploration of Pepijn Courant. Pepijn Courant is based in the Netherlands.
Akikaze
Akikaze - Age of Deception

Artist: Akikaze
P: 2008 / 2015
The music was recorded betweem 1994 and 2005. As previous albums, 'The age of deception' shows a great diversity, but this album as a whole brings back acoustic percussion and as many analogue synthesizers as possible. This time Akikaze experiments with analogue electronic percussion and arpeggiators. Early Neuronium fans or other romantics will again appreciate the interluding acoustic guitar sound based pieces. A must have for listeners of diverse melodic and rhythmic instrumental music.
 

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Akikaze - Aquarius

Artist: Akikaze
P: 1990/ 2004
One of the first MC releases from Akikaze, here the first time on CD.
This music was inspired by the events that took place in the twentieth century, in particular in Eastern Europe, where communism had collapsed at the end of the eighties. The visionary poems by William Blake had a significant influence on this cassette, which showed an optimistic view on the world. This cassette was well received on BRT 2 radio show “Maneuvers in het donker”, presented by Flor Berkenbosch.

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Akikaze - Blue Sky Events

Artist: Akikaze
P:
2014
Melodic Berlin Shool style with a touch of Michael Garrison sounds and melodies.

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Akikaze - Blue Sky Events

Artist: Akikaze
P: 2014 / 2018
Melodic Berlin Shool style with a touch of Michael Garrison sounds and melodies.

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Akikaze - Conflicting Emotions

Artist: Akikaze
P: 1999 / 2015
The arrangements, the time signatures, the melodies and layering, all have a smart, crisp, pop sensibility to them. When a lot of electronic music is going the way of free form improvisation, Quantum delivers carefully crafted compositions that go down smooth and easy. Case in point is Akikaze's "Conflicting Emotions", sixteen tracks of straight ahead drums, synths and guitars in very pleasing arrangements, with an emphasis on the electronics and sequences. The man behind Akikaze, Pepijn Courant, presents the music as two long tracks and two short ones, but the two long tracks are subdivided into seven songs each. From the soft electronic tinkling of "Shadowland" to the forceful guitars and drums of the effective opening track "The Call," a wide variety of musical ideas are introduced, bound together with a cohesive identity. Highs and lows are well-placed, from the infectious energy of "Out of the Dark" (try not bouncing along or tapping your toes to this one), to the ethereal, other-worldly quality of "Inner Voices," which features a choir of unusual voices treated with electronic effects. Song titles convey the feelings well, from "Exaltation" to "The Head and the Heart." The latter is an almost classical piece, short, simple and elegant. Conflicting Emotions is thought-provoking, emotional music with lots of imagery, energy, and intelligence.

2000. © Phil Derby

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Akikaze - Fantasmagora

Artist: Akikaze
P: 1996
The prestigious project “Fantasmagora”, using many of his oldest compositions. The music had a classical, symphonic rather than cosmic touch. Musical inspirers were, among others, Pink Floyd and Mike Oldfield and the music was based on acoustic instrument samples with a leading part for Pepijn’s first instrument, the piano.

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Akikaze - In High Places

Artist: Akikaze
P: 1994
The music of Pepijn Courant is a mixture of the "Berlin School", classical and oriental music, with a strong accent on rhythm and melody. This was his first CD and the sequences are still one of the best.

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Akikaze - Leap in the Dark

Artist: Akikaze
P: 2002 / 2015
Music, Akikaze produced way back in 1991. So we hear old Berlin School sequencer tracks.

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Akikaze - Music from Misty Marshes

Artist: Akikaze
P: 1989 / 2015
First album from Akikaze from 1989 - impressions from a trip to Florida . The original version was released on compact cassette in 1989 and got extensive airplay on the legendary Belgian radio show "Maneuvers in het donker" (Manoevres in the dark). This re-release is faithful to the original as it was recorded with two of the original three instruments.
In 1989 he started his personal voyage into electronic sounds by releasing his first tape "Music from misty marshes". This is the first time, the debut is released on CD.

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Akikaze - Sense of Urgency

Artist: Akikaze
P: 2014
This ninth album will appeal to listeners of sequencer driven music. Ruud Heij (Patchwork, Free System Projekt) played analogue sequencers and modular synthesizer on the improvised piece 'Mercury rising'. While 'In high places' was inpired by mankind's achievement, this album was inspired by mankind's dark side. Two pieces, however, 'A new beginning' and 'A perfect storm' reflect hope. The latter piece is a showcase of a wide range instruments, such as the Indian santoor, guitar, oriental percussion and... sequencers.

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Akikaze - Solstice

Artist: Akikaze
P: 2017
Dutch artist Pepijn Courant a.k.a. Akikaze (Japanese for autumn wind) shows a long career of creative output, starting with tape releases. After a few years, he changed to CD and his albums were  released by several companies (Audio Works, Criminal Records, Quantum Records and Syngate). Because of his excellent sequences, Akikaze has been a candidate for Spheric Music for a long time. Solstice, his recent 11th work, which was partly introduced at the E-Live festival in 2015, features unique sequencer patterns once again. The album was inspired by weather phenomena.
Solstice evokes a special atmosphere, due to the use of old-fashioned sounds. You can hear synth sounds of the 70s and 80s combined with sequences typical of Akikaze. Compared to other Berlin School releases, Akikaze’s provide more variety in sound and tone patterns. Especially the melodic and harmonically changing sequences have a special charm while guitar and old synthesizer sounds in the interludes  build a romantic, melancholic ambience.  A real nostalgic experience which is a pleasure to listen to!

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.238  03/15
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 238
03/2015

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.247  12/15
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 247
12/2015

 
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.248  01/16
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 248
01/2016
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.269 10/17
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 269
10/2017
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V/A - Land Sea and Sky

Artist: Heimann, Lambert, Apeiron,
Akikaze u.a...

P: 1991
One of the early collections of new dutch and german artists with fresh new sounds.

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