Tokyo-based electronic duo AmPm is set to make waves in the music scene with their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Traveling Without Moving.’
Comprised of members who prefer to remain anonymous, AmPm has crafted a captivating musical experience that transports listeners to the vibrant metropolises of Tokyo, Jakarta, Amsterdam, and New York City.
AmPm brand new album Traveling Without Moving
Traveling Without Moving‘ serves as a window into the personal stories and experiences of AmPm.
Each city represented in the album holds significance for the duo, and they have masterfully captured the unique emotions associated with Tokyo, Jakarta, Amsterdam, and New York City. Through a fusion of genres and collaborations with talented vocalists, AmPm presents a musical narrative that immerses us in the essence of these cities, invoking a range of emotions and memories associated with travel.
With their imaginative lyrics and collaborations with talented vocalists, the duo invites us on a journey of exploration, experiences, and personal reflections on travel.
The artists: AmPm
The decision to keep their identities hidden through the use of masks stems from the duo’s desire to transcend barriers and let their music speak for itself.
Their experiences as Asian DJs in global music scenes have exposed them to prejudices and discrimination, inspiring them to create a platform where their music communicates directly with the audience.
In the following sections, we will delve into each track on ‘Traveling Without Moving,’ exploring the captivating melodies, infectious beats, and evocative vocals that make up this remarkable album.
So fasten your seatbelts and get ready to embark on a sonic adventure unlike any other as we unravel the magic woven by AmPm.
A Sonic Expedition Through Tokyo, Jakarta, Amsterdam, and New York City
Interlude – Tokyo: As the album begins, ‘Interlude – Tokyo’ sets the stage with its hypnotic plucked main theme and dreamy harmonies. This captivating instrumental piece serves as a gentle introduction, encapsulating the essence of the city where AmPm is based.
Tokyo On My Mind feat. Nathan Hartono: The journey truly begins with ‘Tokyo On My Mind’ featuring the incredible vocals of Nathan Hartono. This track takes us on a sonic exploration of Tokyo, fusing dreamy melodies and catchy, feel-good vibes that perfectly complement the summer season. Hartono’s mesmerizing vocal performance adds an extra layer of enchantment to the song.
Streets of Tokyo feat. Michael Kaneko: Continuing the Tokyo-inspired adventure, ‘Streets of Tokyo’ invites us to wander through the city’s vibrant thoroughfares. Michael Kaneko’s vocals shine, seamlessly blending with the chill yet catchy vibes of the track. The result is a captivating fusion of electronic elements and Kaneko’s emotive delivery that perfectly captures the energy and allure of Tokyo.
Fall Back feat. MoMo: With ‘Fall Back,’ AmPm introduces an up-and-down rhythm that keeps listeners captivated as they transition to Jakarta. Featuring the incredible vocal talent of MoMo, this track offers a unique blend of infectious beats and non-stop energy, reflecting the pulsating atmosphere of the Indonesian capital.
Interlude – Jakarta: As we step into Jakarta, ‘Interlude – Jakarta’ serves as a gateway to the next section of the album. The dreamy and relaxing lines of this interlude gently guide us into the distinct atmosphere and emotions associated with this vibrant city.
Wake Up feat. Lilly Ahlberg: ‘Wake Up’ awakens our senses with its non-stop housy vibes and captivating piano lines. Lilly Ahlberg’s vocals effortlessly intertwine with the lively electronic melodies, evoking a sense of excitement and adventure. This track is a testament to the duo’s ability to create music that uplifts and immerses the listener.
Haven feat. Hana Hope: Introducing catcthy electronic lines, ‘Haven’ features yet another incredible artist, Hana Hope. The collaboration showcases a perfect blend of Hope’s enchanting vocals and infectious electronic production. This captivating tune captures the essence of Jakarta, offering a moment of solace and tranquility amidst the city’s bustling energy.
Holding You Back feat. Kenya Fujita: With ‘Holding You Back,’ AmPm takes a slight detour towards a more pop and radio-friendly sound. The track showcases Kenya Fujita’s captivating vocals, intertwining with catchy electronic elements. It explores themes of love and relationships, providing a relatable and heartfelt experience for listeners.
Interlude – Amsterdam: As we embark on the next leg of our musical journey, ‘Interlude – Amsterdam‘ introduces us to the Dutch capital with its long and cinematic lines, contrasted by minimal beats. The interlude creates a catchy environment, building anticipation for what awaits us in Amsterdam.
Cinnamon Chai: Our senses are invigorated as ‘Cinnamon Chai’ unfolds—a super-fast housy tune that captivates with its infectious energy. The track features an incredibly good house vocal loop that elevates the overall experience, making it the perfect soundtrack for a vibrant and upbeat atmosphere.
Sweet Escape feat. RAENE: In ‘Sweet Escape,’ RAENE’s vocals shine against the backdrop of downtempo and breakbeats percussion. The song delivers a sense of liberation and escape, where listeners can immerse themselves in the captivating blend of electronic elements and RAENE’s enchanting voice.
Amsterdam Maybe feat. SHIMA: The collaboration with SHIMA on ‘Amsterdam Maybe’ introduces soft and techy percussions, beautifully merging with electrified synth-driven melodies and wide basslines. The result is a mesmerizing track that reflects the contrasting emotions and possibilities associated with Amsterdam.
Interlude – New York City: Transitioning once again, ‘Interlude – New York City’ brings us to the fast-paced and dynamic streets of the Big Apple. The interlude’s fast beats and hypnotic vocal loop perfectly embody the essence of New York’s urban lifestyle.
Good Life feat. mimiko: For a more radio-friendly and pop-infused sound, ‘Good Life’ featuring mimiko takes center stage. The track exudes positivity and energy, with catchy melodies and an uplifting vibe, reflecting the joys of living life to the fullest in the bustling city of New York.
West Side: As we venture into the ‘West Side,’ the album takes a moment to chill and relax with the soft harmonies delivered by Belle Humble. The track’s soothing atmosphere offers a sense of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.
Stranger Things: Concluding this remarkable album is ‘Stranger Things,’ a track that showcases an impressive arpeggio and dreamy harmonies paired with a breakbeat percussion rhythm. The song invites listeners to immerse themselves in the wonders of the unknown, echoing the spirit of exploration and adventure that lies within the heart of ‘Traveling Without Moving.’
A Boundless Musical Odyssey
As we come to the end of our journey through AmPm’s debut album ‘Traveling Without Moving,’ we find ourselves enriched by a boundless musical odyssey that transcends time and space.
The Tokyo-based electronic duo has masterfully woven a tapestry of sound, taking listeners on a sonic exploration through the streets of Tokyo, the bustling thoroughfares of Jakarta, the enchanting canals of Amsterdam, and the vibrant energy of New York City.
AmPm’s musical prowess shines through in each track, carefully crafted to capture the essence of the cities that inspired them.
The duo’s decision to collaborate with ten talented vocalists from the UK, Singapore, and Japan adds depth and dimension to the album, infusing each song with a unique character that reflects the emotions and memories tied to these urban landscapes.
AmPm‘s ‘Traveling Without Moving’ is more than just an album—it is an enchanting expedition through the beauty of urban life and the human experience.
It showcases the duo’s versatility, creativity, and ability to craft melodies that linger in our hearts and minds.
So, fasten your seatbelts, for the journey has only just begun.
And in the spirit of ‘Traveling Without Moving,’ let the music continue to carry us to unexplored destinations, forever igniting our sense of wonder and inspiring us to embrace the boundless possibilities of life.