Video single of “En Automn”, from Piano Has Been Smoking, the latest album from Arnold Kasar, classically trained pianist making beats with just a Steinway grand piano and a sequencer.
Known for his work with Sonar Kollektiv, Berlin pianist and electro-producer Arnold Kasar has worked with Micatone, a member of the band Nylon and has collaborated with artists such as the cult Berlin entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein as a producer and songwriter. He says, “I would describe my music as film music, or to put it better, music for films that have not yet been made.”
The Japanese film music composer, Joe Hisaishi, Ennio Morricone, Arthur Russel and Brian Eno are strong influences. Alongside the Tom Waits reference which gives the album its name, the Japanese artist Mami Konishi, aka Minguss, lends her voice to the song “Solo Sunny”.