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AD, a guitar unit consisting of guitarists Akinori Yamazaki and drowsiness living in Kyoto, will release their first new album "Shallow Water" on March 9.

This will be the first time in six months after the releasing of the single "Spindrift" , which released on June 30, 2021, and became a smash hit mainly in Southeast Asia, being added to several Spotify Taiwan playlists.

The album was recorded at RedBull Studio Tokyo and at FOSSIL STUDIO, Akinori Yamazaki's private studio. The songs, which focus on the backgrounds and tastes of both Akinori Yamazaki and drowsiness, are a cross between Tokyo and Kyotango, one urban area and one relatively suburb. It is a work where the atmosphere of Tokyo and Kyotango, the big city and the nature, intersect. There are 11 tracks in total, including the lead track "Shallow Water" inspired by the shoals of the Japan Sea facing Tango Peninsula, which is also the concept of the album.

The album was mixed and mastered by Makoto Oshiro, the same as the previous single "Spindrift feat. Four Pens", and the artwork was created by Akiko Nakayama, who has been collaborating with drowsiness on their live performances and artwork for many years.


released March 9, 2022

Produced by Akinori Yamasaki, drowsiness
All songs written by Akinori Yamasaki, drowsiness
Mixed, Mastered by Makoto Oshiro

Produced by FourPens, Akinori Yamasaki, drowsiness
Written by Akinori Yamasaki, drowsiness
Lyric by 徐千雅
Arranged by FourPens
Mixed, Mastered by Makoto Oshiro

Artwork by Akiko Nakayama
Recorded in RedBull Studio Tokyo,FOSSIL STUDIO
Photography by Anita Yang
Photography Shooting Support by SunnyHills Japan
Promotion and Public Relation(Euro) by onpa)))))
Promotion and Public Relation(Taiwan) by In Utero
Public Relation(Japan) by ALONOAR


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AD Kyoto, Japan

AD is a project formed by Akinori Yamasaki, a musician from Kyoto and Naoki Kasai of a band drowsiness, that was started with gigs and recording in Tokyo and Kyoto.
They performed at Akio Suzuki’s event in March 2020.
Their original sound is specialised by layering unique and effective electric guitar sound on refined acoustic sound.
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