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Love Me Tender

by Ai Yamamoto

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Scott This music is so soothing. It really moves in close and envelopes me in a warm, comforting embrace. I eagerly anticipate PITP's next release from this artist (should we all be so lucky to hear more from her). Favorite track: Love You Tender.
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Féfouille Such a magnificent piece of art, striking love when words can't be found. Favorite track: Love You Tender.
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Juniperus Kaizuka This album is so sweet, like comfort food for the soul. Soft and delicate, calming and peaceful. Thank you Ai for crafting such beautiful ambience. And thanks Zakè & PITP for spotlighting and releasing such talent. The vinyl is perfect!
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Steve Mahoney Ai Yamamoto Love Me Tender. Some of the classiest ambient sounds ever. Beautiful piano interspersed with strings. The mastering by Stephan Mathieu is superb. As is Ai Yamamoto's first release on Past Inside The Present. I love the whole album. I hope Past Inside The Present release more works from Ai Yamamoto.
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Ai Yamamoto is a Japanese-born and Melbourne, Australia based artist who has been making music since the early 2000’s. With her first album on PITP, ‘Love me Tender,’ Ai composes free structured songs, brushed with gentle melodies using piano, strings, wind instruments, and various textures.

Created over the span of 2018-2020, Ai’s careful focus on the mixing process give the tracks a spacious yet intimate sound through mindful cultivation. Dedicating this album to family, friends and her children who have given her their hearts, ‘Love me Tender’ feels much like a love letter, whispering that we can always choose to find a way to be filled with hope (kibou) and find ourselves again.


released April 1, 2021

Written, recorded, and produced by Ai Yamamoto
Mastered at Schwebung Mastering (Germany) by Stephan Mathieu
Cover Photography by Ai Yamamoto
Design, layout, and assemblage by zakè

Thanks to Yamamoto Family, Mares family, English Family,
Electric Dream Studio, MAV, Tammy and Jessica, Sofi, and
friends who have helped me to grow and learn.


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“This is the first album Ai Yamamoto has released for US imprint Past Inside The Present, and it almost feels like an artist finally coming home - albeit a home they never lived in before. A perfect meeting of minds a long time in the making, fittingly the work included here has also taken a while to materialise, with the arrangements presented written and recorded over a two year period, between 2018 and 2020.

Japan-born, Melbourne, Australia-bred, Yamamoto's extensive experience working with pianos, strings, wind instruments and keen attention to detail in terms of textures and timbre is clear to hear within moments of hitting play. Having been making music for the best part of two decades, she's long-since honed her craft and fine-tuned those skills, ensuring Love Me Tender is a hushed ambient beauty you won't easily forget.”
—Juno Records


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