Composed between the date he discovered he'd be a father, to the day before his daughter's birth, this album reaches all the way down into the core of me. I spent most of a Sunday walking around a museum, listening to this.
Born in San Paulo, Brazil, where he lived until the age of three, Tomoyoshi Date currently resides in Tokyo, Japan where he works as an ER doctor who practices an integrated approach of Eastern and Western medicines. He creates acoustic and organic sounds with a little touch of digital processing producing a very original minimal music that combines the warmth of Brazil with the delicateness of Japan. Otoha was composed on piano, played at night between the period when Date was informed his daughter was expected and the day before her birth. His daughter Otoha's name means “the sound of leaves”.