Tadahiro Ishihara 石原只寛 aka UNBE
Recorded at Spread Tokyo, on 9th Aug, 2022.
There is a bonus track on the cassette.
Artwork by Hino
Spine design by Emi Shibuya
After many great years as the drummer of OOIOO, OLAibi finally settled deep in the forest to start her new journey – celebrating and capturing the sounds of the forest.
The music of OLAibi is rooted in being indigenous and elegant at the same time, and it is inspired by ethnic ceremonies and dance.
With the ruminative use of KATAKANA lyrics, which are converted words from all over the world, sampling of her own whimsical drumming, sprinkles of tribal instruments and toy keyboard, along with layering of the sounds of the forest one on top another, OLAibi has created the perfect mishmash music.
After working as a saxophonist with Rokumantai and Outdoor Homeless, he started his electronic music solo project UNBE, using modular synthesizers and other instruments. He makes a variety of music from primitive, rhythmic and charming beats to ambient and drone music. In recent years, he has released on Birdfriend and participated in Bird Cage: Birdfriend Archives, released by EM Records. He has also participated on Koshiro Hino's(YPY) theater pieces GEIST(2018, 2019), and INTERDIFFUSION A tribute to Yoshi Wada(2021).