Tomemitsu

Tomemitsu

Marten Roark, better known throughout the reaches of the World Wide Web as Tomemitsu, a bedroom-pop project, creates ephemerality with an acoustic guitar and digital drum beats from his home in Echo Park, California.

M_o_d_e_s was his debut album. Eight soft compositions that drag us into his acoustic world made of light touches and mild sound experimentations— the combination of repetitive melody, imperceptible electronics complete with layered vocals on top of a thick, warm guitar is intoxicating. Everything is minimized under the banner of an intimate and fluent indie-pop.

Roark conceptualizes the music he creates for Tomemitsu as an exercise; that means he applies limitations to himself. He sets specific parameters of time during the day to write lyrics, after work for example, and builds the music out of his reaction to those parameters.

His writing process, similar to other bedroom artists, is a private affair. The essence of his music is a manifestation of his mind operating–alone. In person, Roark is reserved and kind-hearted.

He doesn’t wear his heart on his sleeve, but along the strings of his guitar.

RIYL: Grizzly Bear

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