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III. Kokura

by Ombilicum

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Kokura 05:36
Dresden 06:04


This piece was inspired by an article i read on the city
of Kokura, Japan. Kokura is the place where the second atomic bomb was due to be dropped on in august 1945. Only because of the bad weather, it was decided to opt for Nagasaki. I was wondering what sort of mixed feelings could people in Kokura have after the second bombing : relief, guilt, joy, pain.
The second track is a dark cinematic ambient line written while thinking about the bombings of Dresden in february 1945.
These unbearable events of the past centuries are all in our memory somewhere, hidden, as an evidence that, if we are certainly and constantly undergoing an evolution, our deciding leaders, and us following them, still are closer to the beast than to the wise. Peace, Bruz.


released January 1, 2011

Music by Bruz
Cover art Painting by KIYOMI KONO “Corpses Piled Like Lumber” under exclusive licence by Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Do not use cover painting without permission, thank you.


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ombilicum Lyon, France

There was an old piano at my parents’. I would sit there for hours, playing it while blasting heavenly pad chords on my casio synth with the other hand. I used to record these and then listen, thinking “waow, those five seconds there are beautiful”. The tracks were usually 20 minutes long! I did it again 30 years later and there it is. ... more

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