Daigo Hanada presents his long anticipated second full length record Satori. One note at a time, he has crafted his most vulnerable and heart wrenching work to date. This collection of 13 pieces capture memories and experiences from health complications over the last couple years where light shone through the darkness and optimism took the day. These memories are not glossed over or sugarcoated - Hanada intimately and openly steers us through his uncertainty and melancholy, all the while generously guiding us towards the light. As the world continues to struggle with the pandemic and conflicts, Hanada has dedicated this music to ‘people who are going through pain and suffering’. The beautifully recorded piano acts as our principal story teller, accompanied here and there by the ethereal harmonies of a reed organ. The record is available now on all download / streaming services, and you can pre-order limited edition Vinyl and CD pressings paired with gorgeous artwork from Andrea Diotallevi’s Moonlight Series.
Daigo Hanada
Daigo Hanada is a pianist and composer from Tokyo, Japan. Discovered by Moderna Records’ in 2016, he crafted and released his first collection of solo piano pieces the following year as the LP, Ichiru. Initially released in relative obscurity, the album has grown into a critical and commercial phenomenon, reaching over 70M streams across tracks and charting in Japan’s most played pieces on Spotify in 2019. That year he released the EP Ouka, a set of seven intimate and impressionistic portraits of nature, which resonated significantly with fans and musicians alike. As he prepares his second LP Satori (due in winter of 2022), he has become increasingly sought after as a remix artist with credits including Illuminine, Matt Emery, John Hayes & Maxy Dutcher and Richard Luke.