Aki Tsuyuko

Aki Tsuyuko’s Room In Commend

— Limited edition of 75. [SOLD OUT]
— Cassette includes two additional tracks not featured as a part of the digital offering.
— Each purchase includes a multi-format download redeemable via Bandcamp.


CAT #: HERE005
March 27, 2020 (physical)
April 17, 2020 (digital)

Aki Tsuyuko’s Room In Commend is an invitation to wander.

Recorded in June 2019, this solo performance by Japanese composer Aki Tsuyuko marks the fifth entry in Commend’s HERE series, a catalog of live performances shared with care from our small space to far beyond Forsyth St.

Aki Tsuyuko treats chords like imaginary companions and scales like maps through winding, wooded paths. Minimalist melodies echo dewy, early-morning gardens while the organ and electronic piano provide a transportive yet homely breath of fresh air. Stroll through the countryside of childhood in “Village”; hop over a city park’s puddles with “Moriji”; and lay on a bed of infinite moss with “Solitary Tiger.” Tsuyuko’s keys emanate vibrant, green reveries that, at 51-minutes-long, provide a comforting sonic spell for lonely moments and drab mornings.

Aki Tsuyuko’s Room In Commend is available as an edition of 75 cassettes. Andy Osterhoudt recorded, mixed and mastered Aki’s performance for tape and digital formats. The digital edition of Aki Tsuyuko’s Room In Commend will feature four of the six total songs and will be released on April 17th.


A1. lost in thought
A2. village
A3. above another lake
A4. solitary tiger

B1. moriji
B2. through six rooms


01. above another lake (7:08)
02. solitary tiger (7:56)
03. moriji (9:55)
04. through six rooms (15:53)