Shuta Hiraki


Shuta Hiraki
Shuta Hiraki, a Japanese electronic musician who was born in 1990 and lives in Nagasaki, Japan, has publicized his own works under the pseudonym obalto since 2014.

Influenced by the trend toward more “drone-based” ambient music in the latter half of 00’s, he started to create ambient/drone music himself centering on various field recordings and its sounds processed by DAW around 2013.

In 2015, he presented his track to the compilation album UNNOISELESS NOISE COMPILATION 003 -NOISE BODIES- released by a Japanese noise record label UNNOISELESS.

In 2016, at the exhibition and sale event called M3-2016 Spring, he exhibited the album Liquefaction which marked the first album for the unit with an experimental ambient artist enso56.

Driven by fascination with drone-sound, he has continued to create works since he started his career.


1990年生まれ。長崎県在住の電子音楽家。ゼロ年代半ば以降のアンビエント・ミュージックのドローン化の流れに多大な影響を受け、2013年頃からフィールドレコーディングとそれをDAWにて加工した音響を軸にアンビエントやドローンの制作を開始。2014年よりobalto名義で楽曲の公開を始める。2015年、UNNOISELESS主催のコンピレーションアルバム『UNNOISELESS NOISE COMPILATION 003 -NOISE BODIES-』へ参加、2016年、M3-2016春にてenso56とのユニットSorusとしての1stアルバム『Liquefaction』を出品。活動開始時より常に持続音への関心を基に制作を続けている。