Machinone

Machinone is the solo project of Sanriku-raised Daizo Kato - a multi-instrumentalist and composer that is currently based in Atsugi via Tokyo. He composes universal and creative music based on town in a broad sense, by using instruments like guitar, banjo, clarinet, reed organ, small piano, wood toys, music box, tape recorder, glockenspiel and cello. Machinone constantly exploring ways to experiment new technique like prepared guitar, but his music always bears his unique touches, the mellowness, and the occasionally bitter-sweetness.

東北生まれ。アコースティックギターを中心にバンジョー、クラリネット、足踏みオルガン、木製の玩具、小型ピアノ、オルゴール、ドラムブラシ、テープレコーダー、鉄琴など様々な楽器を使い、広い意味での街をテーマとして作曲。親しみやすさと、柔らかさ、時に煌めきをも感じる旋律と共に、ベル、弓、ボタンなどを使った自作のプリペアド・ギターなどの実験的手法によって普遍的かつ独創的な音楽を作っている。2014年、6年ほど住んでいた東京の西側をテーマに幻想を交えた作品「Tokyo」をflauより発表。

 

Press Quotes

perfectly capture the sound of Japan’s ura-dori: the tableau-like backstreets full of century-plus old houses and closed, abandoned or repurposed Showa-era shops and machiya - Solar Flares

the comfort and fantasy of home, is the particular feel -
DUMMY

alternately nostalgic, melancholy, wistful, and bittersweet -
Textura

interesting, experimental twist, which at times reminded me of the work of Flim -
Vital Weekly

beautifully played classical guitar evocations that you can’t help but fall in love with. A delight.
- Norman Records