Inspired by the sounds of insects and frogs encountered on a trip to Bali, Yusuke Asano started the music project asana in (year). As can be imagined by this origin, asana's compositions ow with an exotic ambience accented beautifully by the use of various instruments such as: jambe, gamelan, kalimba, ukulele, sitar, trumpet and analogue synthesizers... all used to push the keys and pluck the strings of audiences' hearts worldwide.
asana's debut album Kupu Kupu was released by the Japanese label Stiff Slack in 2002. The album has proved to be a long time seller, not only in record stores, but also in cafes, design goods stores, and select furniture shops. Also, the cover of kupu kupu was desgned by Andy Muller, best known for his design work with Tortoise. Due to the warm response of kupu kupu many talented artists joined to remix tracks from it in the end of 2004 resulting in the remix CD ini apa?. Then, 2005 saw the release of Split a split album of new tracks from asana and fellow Nagoya, Japan artist Tanaka Akira. 2nd long-awaited album le le that challenges the rst vocal tracks was released by the Japanese label Easel in 2006. 3rd album SUAR that appoints a lot of guest vocalists was released in 2009. He digested minimalism, MPB, and afro pop, and made up hybrid pops of rich originality.
The place of the activity like the sound track of the video game, the movie, and the TV program has been expanded in his individual name. Moreover, it participates in a lot of works of the artist as a support musician. The big band BEMBE based on Latin music and the Afro beat was started in 2010. The independent project event AFRONOVA! was regularly held at the same time. We can only hope that the future will bring us more the same...where Yusuke Asano, like these small creatures, lets the songs ow freely from the bottom of his heart.