“Ambient music is like a little boat. It brings us to a holy part of your mind where you keep your precious memory and scenery.”
Nami Sato grew up in Sendai, a small town on the coast side of Japan. When not working as a composer for television and short films, she contributes to local art projects and works on independent albums. In 2018, she qualified for the Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin as a solo ambient musician.
Last October we brought you two new tracks from Nami in advance of her forthcoming album entitled ‘World Sketch Monologue’ which will be released in March, her follow up to the critically acclaimed EP ‘Our Map Here’, a beautiful and moving record of atmospheric soundcapes recorded in the area that was heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Tsunami that followed.
Her favourite musicians are Brian Eno, Helios, Hammock, Bon Iver, Sigur Rós, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Hikaru Utada, Masakatsu Takagi, Ryuichi Sakamoto and her music has drawn comparisons to Yoshi Horikawa,