The meaning of the Japanese word "hajime" is "beginning" and since this demo-tape is in fact a beginning i thought it might be an adequate title :)
To be honest though, "hajime" is not really an album ;) It is more like a collection of little amateurish experiments i did in the course of last year (2009/2010). There are many things i don't like about several tracks: the piano sound is too harsh or the musical structure is uninspired etc ... it is a beginning, the first step to hopefully evolve musically.
One thing i tried though was to implement some kind of a
narrative structure. I wanted to start with the "end" (Wild Tempered Elegy) and end with a beginning (hajime). I don't know if that worked out, it's for you to judge. Well, you know, i tried! ^^
hope you like it!