Caprice nº28: Submarine Microcosmos is an experimental music piece by Akiba Jonze, released as the second single from his 3rd album Chronostasis on November 3 2016.

Background and production Edit

During the Fall of 2015, as Iñaki changed his stage name to Akiba Jonze, he struggled to decide what his debut album would be. He had already worked on quite a few tracks for Akash, but felt it would be too complicated for a first album. He then worked on an unfinished project dubbed "Worlds", which would contain re-recorded versions of old tracks, as well as new ones ("Realm of Rain" being one of them). Having recorded "Suite nº1 for Mouth: Allegory of Time", Akiba expanded that project with a second music piece, which became "Caprice nº28". Once Chronostasis was released, "Caprice nº28" was chosen to be its second single, which was eventually released on November 3 2016.

Style Edit

While most of Iñaki and Akiba's experimental music work has usually been dystopian, "Caprice nº28" breaks the tradition with a more intimate and fantastic approach. The music piece features heavily altered spoken and vocal lines, celestas and glockenspiels. As the piece takes place underwater, water and bubble sounds can also be heard.

Story/Track listing Edit

While "Caprice nº28" doesn't tell a definite story, it acts as an ode to intimacy and secrecy, creating an underwater fantasy soundscape in which a character is alone in the middle of the submarine depths. It is made of four movements:

  1. Deep Sea Dreaming
  2. Underwater Cocoon
  3. Underwater Poetry
  4. Cradle of Currents

Promotion Edit

A music video was shot by Akiba himself for "Underwater Poetry". Set underwater, it features Akiba's hands playing with blue ribbons as well as shots of Akiba himself dressed as the character from the cover, wearing a wig and a blue mask.