Touch / otom


New single, Touch is now available on digitally.
Released August 10, 2023(JST).

Touch is otom's single, focusing on a guitar-driven wall of sound. It's a simple song with a live feel, featuring otom's layered guitar sound, lively and heavy drums, and driving bass. The vocals and chorus singing with lyrics about discommunication were recorded while keeping in mind relaxing, which has been a recent theme of otom.
The original song was part of otom's 2nd album, Voice Called From Within The Wall (2004), which mainly featured acoustic sounds.
For this single release, the lyrics were write into Japanese, and all the parts were re-recorded and rearranged, while staying true to the essence of the original song.
Just try it and have fun.

Voice Called From Within The Wall (2004)

Now on Streaming

☞ Toch (Single) 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.