taro umebayashi a.k.a milk
Born on November 14th, 1980. Grew up in Tokyo.
Composer, arranger, artist = milk
Started playing piano in elementary school.
After graduating high school, he entered an era of being influenced by new wave, Serge Gainsbourg, Jon Brion and so on.
He finally learned composition and orchestralation in Tokyo University of the Arts Music Department, During his days in University, he signed to Rallye Label in August 2012 under the name milk.
He released his 1st album "greeting for the sleeping seeds", which featured various artists from the pop scene abroad such as Sally Seltmann (composer of Feist's "1,2,3,4") and Au Revoir Simone from New York, who all fell in love with taro umebayashi's music the moment they heard it.
- ■ Ad Works (selection)
POCARI SWEAT、ANA 、ANNIVERSAIRE、P＆G Ariel 、Google,UNIQLO,UNITED ARROWS Green Label Relaxing,Virgin Atlantic Airways, Japan Gateway N.A by NUDY AURA,TSUTAYA TV, Hulu, AxaDirectLife,Suntory Corporate CM,Otsuka Pharmaceutical SOYJOY, Sandisk,Panasonic,Bridgestone, etc.
- ■ WORKS
- 〈MOVIES & ANNIMATION〉
- TV series「Yuri!!! on ICE」（compose、arrange）
- TV series “Space☆Dandy” Music Involvement (composition, arrangement)
- 〈OTHER ARTISTS〉
- Tomoyo Harada “Harmony” from album “eyja” (composition, arrangement)
- Tomoyo Harada “Kuroi Inu” from album “eyja” (music composed with Goro Ito)
- Kyoko Koizumi “Kosame no Ki” from album “Koizumi Chansonnier” (composition, arrangement)
- ■ Solo Album
milk / greeting for the sleeping seeds (Rallye Label / RYECD135） 1. Aperture 2. The recipe song (feat. Sally Seltmann) 3. waiting some birds a bus a women 4. Yellow (feat. Alexander von Mehren) 5. Trust (feat. Jesse Kivel / Kisses, Princeton) 6. The grass harp 7. Love's Not Enough (feat. Au Revoir Simone) 8. speaking for sleeping seeds