Novel - Timshel / otom

Novel / Timshel

New songs, Novel / Timshel are now available on digitally.
released May 7, 2021(PST) on Bandcamp.


Novel is a song about the feelings of worry about the situation of present day.
It is a song with a little faster tempo and feel like a include elements of Shoegaze and Math Rock.
It features bouncy drums and layered vocals, and the guitar and bass lines are built to mix with them.
It is also a song that is conscious of change of pace overall flow and placement fugue-style phrases at key points.


Timshel is a middle-tempo song with feel like a Shoegaze and Dream Pop.
It features a floating feeling guitars and multiple layers of vocal phrases.
These are built on loop-like drum phrases and free style bass.
The title "Timshel" is from John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (1952).

These songs are rebuild from the EP "Hi-Liter" released on November 15, 2007.

otom's new work Novel / Timshel are based on the theme of "What we should choose".
Please enjoy yourself.

☞ Novel / Timshel の日本語での解説 ☜




musician, composer. otom was born in tokyo, japan in 1976.
otom sound has been making with guitars, computers, MaxMSP and many musical instruments to create
shoegaze, dream pop, electronica and acoustic sound.
Also otom often makes a experimental, drone, ambient sound and audio/visual works.
And otom keeps influencing those music and movies now.
otom then began to play the guitar when 14 years old.
loved 60's to 70's music, especially important that artists were making beautiful chorus work and like a floating sound.
Then otom met my bloody valentine, flying saucer attack, slowdive, galaxie500... and many electronica artists.
A most important artist is fennesz, so fennesz's sounds made him change an output.
otom made 4albums and 6eps so far, since about 1998.
And also early years, otom has another name that called "alphabet", it changed a name on the first of 2008.
now, otom keeps to making various types of sound with MaxMSP.