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By Creators’ Lounge staff Yoshimi（Torocal Girls / トロカル女子）
On December 5th, while this winter is said to be a mild winter, it has begun to get cold. I went to the club CODA, putting my hands into my pockets. My breath, white in the air.
After my ID check, I went up the stairs. The floor was filled by comfortable sounds. I allowed myself to get into sounds with some beer. I was not sure of the exact time, I thought that it was past 1am. I felt the sounds current changed. If I could compare this to the sea, until just a few moments ago I was swimming in a river but now I reached the sea. I looked at the stage. I saw a guy who had silver hair, he was flushed by stroboscope on his back. His name was “SATOSHI TOMIIE”. The sounds he made were warm and yet aggressive at the same time. His stage had duality so he didn’t bore us. When I was dancing in his sounds, I felt even suffocated because of great feelings. I felt like I was under the sea. I wanted to go deeper, more deeper… His performance moved our hearts emotionally and the audience screamed. I happened to think at that time. He provided the oxygen we needed to move in his ocean. I understood immediately he made himself of today which took a long time. However he played humbly, he also moved his body enjoyably.
It is very hard to excel better than other people in any fields. There is no method. He knows who he is and built up his sense. That night was such a wonderful party under the sea. I left the club. I saw my white breath but I didn’t feel cold on my way home.
He released a new album “NEW DAY” this year for the first time in about 15 years. He keeps on walking, he continues to play constantly all over the world. If you have some chance to see his performance, you must go.
階段を上がり、フロアに足を踏み入れる。心地いいハウスサウンドが響いていた。わたしもビールを片手にゆるゆる踊り始め、気分も上がってきた深夜1時過ぎくらいだっただろうか。サウンドの流れがふわっと変わった。…例えるなら今まで川を泳いでいたところ、海にひらけたという感じ。顎を上げてステージを見る。バックからのストロボに銀髪が見えた。SATOSHI TOMIIEだ。アグレッシブながらも包容力を感じさせる流れ。音に手を引かれ踊っているうちに、気持ちよすぎて少し苦しささえ感じた。海の中にいる感覚に近かった。もっと深くまで、もっともっと… サウンドに気持ちを突き上げられ、周りのオーディエンスからも声が上がる。そのときにふと思った。彼はこうして生きるオーディエンスにちゃんと酸素を与えているのだと。だてに長年プレイしているわけではないのだと、まざまざと見せられた。もちろん彼はおくびにも出しはせず、彼自身も楽しそうに体を揺らしていた。
今年、約15年ぶりにアルバム「NEW DAY」をリリース。彼の歩みは止まらない。今後もコンスタントに世界中でプレイし続ける”SATOSHI TOMIIE”。機会があればぜひともチェックしていただきたい。
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