[Honey’s Anime Interview] Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi

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[Honey’s Anime Interview] Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi

[Honey’s Anime Interview] Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi

Honey-chan had the gall to fly over Ryo Takahashi, aka Void Chords, in his studio as he was at work. She insisted on asking him a few questions regarding his most recent song, “Infocus” featuring LIO. Let’s learn more about Void Chords’ music by listening to this spontaneous interview.

[Honey’s Anime Interview] Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi

Interview with Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi

Interview with Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi
What is the meaning of your solo project name Void_Chords?
Interview with Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi
A void is a region in space where nothing exi
sts. The name represents exploration into a musical realm that has yet to be discovered. It also refers to extracting sound from a void in my mind (outside of my neural pathways) that I am not even aware of.

Interview with Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi
You’ve been working on the soundtracks of numerous anime and games. Can you tell us about the ideas and sound behind your most recent song “Infocus,” the ending theme of the TV anime Tribe Nine?
Tribe Nine has a vivid design with intense, flashy battle elements. To properly express the setting and create music worthy of the ED theme, I tried to approach it with cool electronic elements, which I haven’t done so far as Void_Chords.The static part, which is based on machine drums and synths, contrasts more emphatically with the dynamic part, which represents the pulsating physicality of the latter half of the song.
“Infocus” features LIO, who participated in “FLARE” as a guest vocalist. But this time, she helped produce the song too. Can you share with us the dynamics of you working together in the songs?
While I was brainstorming ideas for the music, I thought LIO would be a perfect fit for this song as well, so I offered it to her. I had the song written up already and asked her to freely express the “playfulness” part of the vocals. Not only did she skilfully capture the groove of the song, but she was also proactive in giving positive feedback, so we were able to finish the final version right away.
Interview with Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi
[Honey’s Anime Interview] Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi
We are curious to know which anime songs were your favorites when growing up.
I particularly recall the Lupin III theme, which was probably the first time I became aware of jazz, and the Tribe Gundamsoundtrack. I enjoyed music that helped me discover new genres.
Interview with Void_Chords a.k.a. Ryo Takahashi
What are your plans for 2022? More releases, maybe a tour?

I have lots of releases planned for 2022, so please stay tuned!
Please, share with us a message for your fans overseas who have been following your career.
I’m grateful that we can transcend distance, language, and environment to share the same values. I’ll do my best to bring you lots of exciting music in the future!

Final Thoughts

Ryo Takahashi is a prolific pop song writer who has also contributed to the soundtracks of various anime, video games, and other works. We anticipate hearing more captivating music from Void Chords. In the interim, we’ll keep playing “Infocus.”

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