Nonturn is Nozom Yoneda, a musician working mainly in Tokyo. He collects environmental sounds and makes rhythmic and cinematic music using his harvested audio. Having studied all kinds of music such as classical music, blues, jazz, experimental music, club music and so on since his childhood, he made his debut in the drum'n'bass scene from UK’s EastSide Records in 2004. Because he was fascinated by the mystic sound of drone music, he started an art unit named “mooor” with an electronic musician "mullr" and released the first album "elmer and elsie" in 2010. Nozom is also currently working as a composer under his real name, composing soundtracks for video and TV commercials. He enjoys vigorously exploring his creative energy through photography taking artistic photographs of street walls. The cover of Territory is a photograph of paint left by cars who have accidentally scraped against a concrete post.
The album “Territory” is a soundtrack for an artwork containing nine images of street walls in Tokyo. The collected street sounds were processed to build a personal utopia, which echoed the sounds of city and imitated the real world. The composer collected all sorts of sounds people produced at streets for six years. Being processed with computers, tuned, given the rhythm, those sounds turned into an unknown audio world. In this album sounds created by numerous people and chaotic industrial noises are orchestrated and fused into modern hybrid rhythm. It presents a path of a pioneer who explores an uncharted field.
Composed and Photography by Nonturn
Limited CD : Cover Designed by Takemitsu Takagi
Release date: May 2018