Rei Harakami, 1970-2011
July 28, 2011 6:09 PM Subscribe
posted by misozaki (17 comments total)
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, the Kyoto-based Japanese electronic musician
from Hiroshima, passed away suddenly on July 27. He was 40 years old.
Known for his collaborations with Akiko Yano
and for his remixes of works by various artists, he was scheduled to make appearances in various summer festivals this year, including the one he tweeted
about 2 hours before he suddenly passed away.
A short video
of him fiddling around with a synthesizer.
live at TAICO CLUB camps' 2010.
owari no kisetsu
come here go there
Grief & Loss
TV Asahi jingle
A few of his remixes:
Bara no hana
He was also known for his quirky sense of humor, silly tweets and friendly, laid-back character, as can be seen in these videos with U-zhaan
, a Japanese tabla player. (Japanese conversation and narration with no subtitles, but not really necessary, I think.)