by Kenta Shimakawa

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Sunrise 01:44
Glimpse 07:54
Oiseau 07:38
Reaching slowly, into each our minds, it takes The very fragile, precious part of me Resurfacing fears, buried deep beneath thought Consciousness fades, as we descend with no choice Sedate our senses, and scramble to find What little's left is, nothing but a false hope Falling faster, now the pace quickens breathless Your body trembles as your soul escapes An illusion of solace that deceives you Stumbling dazed with bliss, depraved, of right and wrong The constant ticking of life fades away Slowly regressing, further into madness
Ambivalence 05:58
Breath, and search your mind Your vision clouds in a fuming rage Hanging before you are the keys to reason Kept in the clutches of the ones you loathe Take the hands that tease and tempt Your fragile yearning heart In a stumbling daze, like a fleeting dream Control slips from your grasp Dull eyes that witness life tick by Now shattered windows to an empty mind Incessant screaming that has reached your core Reaching the inner depths of your soul Now your conscience further sinks A shallow sense of dread Pick up the pieces of your fragile mind Or watch yourself drown as the apathy spreads Are you drowning are you trying to swim? Time is ticking, will you sink will you swim? Conscience as clear as mud These murky waters are stained with doubt Dragged down by the weight of your lies As you console yourself that all is right Reason, now forsaken Composure melts like a silly mirage Swept from the feet, as you struggle to balance Descend the slippery stairs of your growing insanity (Seeking, searching) This mind can suffer no more Devoid of all but a hunger for hate The time has come to break this vicious cycle of contempt that corrodes the mind and soul (When will I find peace inside) Break these fucking shackles of fear And grind them to dust as you free your mind Cast aside the reigns of fate and take what is rightfully yours Blegh! Someday we'll find, a greater view of life What we used to hold os desperately, recedes from sight And all that was grand, a distant memory In a brilliant flash, all is gone, and slights from your mind Someday we'll find, a greater view of life What was previously a dire sight, is framed a new With no end in sight, we reach forever more We will never cease walking forwards until all is done


Kenta Shimakawa's debut album as a leader, featuring an aggressive and colorful blend of metal and jazz performed by a cast of musicians from around the world.

Ambivalence (Lyric Video):
Oiseau (Guitar Playthrough):


released June 15, 2019

Louisa Rosi (Voice)
Baptiste Horcholle (Soprano and Tenor Saxophones)
Guy Moskovich (Piano)
Yoni Livnat (Bass)

Liam Zahm (Drums)
Jack Kwan (Violin)

Kana Miyamoto (Flute)
Sandy Winarta (Drums)

Arta Jēkabsone (Voice)
Joris Mallia (Tenor Saxophone Solo)
Yosuke Nagayama (Drums)
Chris Garriga (Drum Solo)

Kyle Schaefer (Screams)
Michael Larocca (Drums)
Joris Mallia (Alto Saxophone)

The 'Horn Section'
Kaelen Ghandhi (Bass Clarinet, Tenor and Soprano Saxophone)
Sunhyun Yoo (Alto Saxophone)
Billy Duffy (Trombone)

-Bonus Track-
Ambivalence (Shred Edition)
Shred: Guy Moskovich (Piano)

Composed, engineered, produced, and mixed between July 2017 - Jan. 2019

Mastered by Simon Grove at Nerve Studios
Artwork by Tey Bartolome

(Bonus Track mastered by Kenta Shimakawa)
Drums on 'Dunuyeah' recorded at FET Studios in Long Island, NY
Drums on 'Glimpse engineered by Cipta Gun in Bali, Indonesia

I'd like to extend my gratitude to:
Evan Hill (Tr.7), Daveer Mohan (Tr.5,6), and Harrison Keithline (Piano) for engineering assistance.
Kieran McAuliffe and Daveer for listening to endless mix revisions ;)
My parents for their love and support through this arduous journey.

Finally, thank you, for listening and supporting independent, creative music!


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