Hyperion Suites

by Serph

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ユートピアのその先の景色を描いた前作『el esperanka』から早二年。今や電子音楽界の寵児となったSerphが、似た者だらけのドリーミーなポップスが溢れる現状に一石を投じるべく、会心の新作を完成させました。

ユートピアめいたファンタジックな音像がトレードマークのSerphですが、今作ではそこにメランコリックでメロウな手触りも重なります。オリジナリティ溢れる美しいメロディとハーモニー、そしてマジカルなアレンジは洗練を極め、一種高潔なエレガントさを纏った楽曲が揃いました。60年~70年代のジャズに焦点をあて、HIP HOP的ビートやR&B的コード感で構築された楽曲は、若くして急逝したJ Dillaの偉大な冒険を引き継ぐ意志の現れでもあり、昨今のニュージャズ・シーンとの親和性も見てとれます。ボイスサンプルの多用も今作の特徴のひとつで、結果、今作はSerph史上もっともエモーショナルでソウルフルなアルバムに仕上がりました。

アルバムタイトルにある「Hyperion(ハイペリオン)」とは、所在が誰にも知らされていない謎めいたところにある世界で一番高い木の名前で、アルバム『Hyperion Suites』は、巨木ハイペリオンの清々しいまでの孤独さと悲しみを讃える讃歌であり、今や孤高の存在となったSerphが鳴らすおとぎの国のソウルミュージックです。


It is now two years since “el esperanka”, his previous work that painted the view beyond utopia. Serph, who has now become the beloved child of the electronic music scene, has finished his congenial new work that is aiming for even greater heights.

Serph’s trademark is his fantastic, utopian sound image, but in his new work, a melancholic and mellow touch also overlaps. His beautiful melody, his harmony overflowing with originality and his magical arrangements are refined to its extreme, completing tracks that are in a way dressed up with nobleness and elegance. Putting into focus 60’s-70’s jazz, these tracks structured with HIP-HOP-like beats and R&B-like chords are signs of will to inherit the journeys of J Dilla who was taken young, and also can be seen are affinities with the recent new-jazz scene. Another feature is the heavy use of voice samples, and as a result, this new work has been finished as the most emotional and soulful album that Serph has ever created.

“Hyperion”, a word in the album title, is the name of the tallest tree in the world that exists in a mysterious place where no one knows. This album, “Hyperion Suites”, is an anthem that praises Hyperion’s almost refreshing solitude and sorrow, and is also the soul music of never-never land that Serph plays inside his own isolation.

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released April 15, 2015

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