On his new album, Ukiyo
explores the sounds and influences of his past, from Jon Hopkins
to Owl City, and reimagines the music he loves for the present. Still, he has a sound and style that are his own; Ukiyo goes with feeling, and this much is felt in an album that evokes both happiness and nostalgia, dwelling just enough on the past for it to feel like a reprieve. No stranger to movie features with his music, his self-titled album, Ukiyo
, feels like the closing credits to a bitter year and one that leaves the listener with hope for the future.