INO HIDEFUMI Keyboard player, singer-songwriter, arranger.
Using Fender Rhodes Piano as the main instrument, Ino is known for his unique world of music, incorporating various elements from sounds of the 60s-70s, Avant-pop, Alternative Soul, Electronic Funk, Soundtracks of old films, and Experimental Music.
Ino started learning piano at the age of 5 and later received classical music education.
In 2002, in order to realize perfect quality control, Ino launched “Innocent Records” in Ebisu, Tokyo with “One Label, One Artist” as the concept.
After that, he has been creating and performing fully independently without belonging to a record company or production.
Ino published many works from his own label, including the 11 works of “7-inch series”, a series in which works were made with his particular passion in 7-inch records.
His 1st album “Satisfaction” spread nationwide with the word of mouth and in-store trial, bustled annual charts of multiple media sources, resulted in long record sales.
Ino does programming, mixing down and even the artwork by himself, and continues to collaborate with various musicians on numerous projects.
The self-produced INO BAND has had their own tours, as well as appearing in notable music events and festivals such as Fuji Rock.
In October 2018, he released a much anticipated new work, “SONG ALBUM”.
Haruomi Hosono, Yasuharu Konishi also sends his warm support to this much-anticipated work.
Surrealistic sounds and words scraped to the very minimum. A unique groove belted out in dry and honest voice.
Ino’s peculiar world brings a floating sensation and continues to spread to the hearts of all generations.