In a Coma
“In a Coma”

In a Coma
“In a Coma” and The sankhwa

In a Coma限定BOXの写真

About “In a Coma”:

To us, the universe has always represented deep fascination, and at the same time, inexplicable fear towards its infinity. This awareness triggers our creativity in deeper ways. Because of this, we have chosen “The Universe” as the concept for this album. However, rather than focusing on the idea of the universe as a scientific concept, we decided to base it on our interpretation of the inner spiritual universe in each one of us.
We aim to create music that can transport people into this spiritual cosmos, where one can go on a journey through colorful stars and infinite space. A profound astral journey.
To better represent our concept, we produced a series of photographs and other goods, using everyday objects and transforming them into our interpretation of the universe. All works correspond to the music.
The album is available for streaming, and also an original limited edition CD box set including the artworks can be purchased. Online streaming is convenient, but we also believe in the substantial value of objects that remain tangible through time. This is why the CD box set and artworks included have been carefully designed to be a special item that can be treasured.It would mean a lot to us if this project of ours becomes a part of you and your space.

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Kazuhei Tamada(Drum), Kenta Kaneko(Vocal), Tetsuya Yamada(Guiter). Photography Shu Sanda.

The Sankhwa:

"Praise to an unknown mountain of an unknown village. Dancing to the wind that weaved the rain. Singing to the silence and stillness of the breath of life."
Formed in 2016. The Sankha name is inspired by the rebellious tribe Sanka existing in Japan before the Meiji Era.
The Sankhwa explores and creates music without following any concrete genre. The essence of their music has three main elements; It represents a hymn for life, the sublimation of the daily living and the embodiment of imagination by exploring new age sounds combining pop, rock, folk together with minimal and techno.
Other than music production, they have been working on a project called “Knowing the Four Seasons” with a photographer, Sanda Shu. They aim to create awareness of our actual surroundings. This project encourages you to examine by using the 5 senses the existence of things or moments that have become forgotten.

2016: The Sankhwa was formed
2017: Their first single “Touch/Goodnight” was released.
2019: Their first album “In a Coma” was released.

In a Coma
Limited-Edition Box Set

Inside of the Limited-Edition Box Set
Inside of the Limited-Edition Box Set
Inside of the Limited-Edition Box Set
Inside of the Limited-Edition Box Set
Inside of the Limited-Edition Box Set
Inside of the Limited-Edition Box Set

Inside of the Limited-Edition Box Set:

Only 300 numbered sets are available. The box is decorated with a geometrical pattern inspired by stars. Inside you will find a CD, photographs/lyrics book, liner notes, stardust stickers, and 5 postcards. The cover image of the Box Set shows a satellite built with Legos.

Photo and Lyric Book
Photo and Lyric Book

Photo and Lyric Book:

Each photograph belongs to each of the lyrics, progressing with the story.

Liner Notes
Liner Notes
Liner Notes

Liner Notes:

Introduction to their music. All members of the band wrote and edited their liner notes on the making process. Also, they write about movies, music, novels, etc that have inspired them. *Comes in a double-sided printed sheet.

Special Postcards
Special Postcards
Special Postcards
Special Postcards

Special Postcards:

The Limited-Edition Box Set includes 5 postcards. The printed image is the same as in the lyrics book but in a square-shape. A set of 10 postcards is also available for its purchase separately.

Stardust Stickers
Stardust Stickers
Stardust Stickers

Stardust Stickers:

Star-shaped stickers come in 11 different shapes.

In a Coma
Artwork

Movie

  • Direction, Design: Asano Takamasa
  • Camera, Edit: Sanda Shu
  • Production: The Sankhwa

Photography

  • Art Direction: Asano Takamasa
  • Photograph: Sanda Shu
  • Production: The Sankhwa

In a Coma
Contact

For inquiries about purchases, interviews, concerts or any suggestions, questions and feedback, please contact us.

thesankhwa@gmail.com