Ai Yamamoto is a Japanese-born and Melbourne, Australia based artist who has been making music since the early 2000’s. With her first album on Past Inside the Present, ‘Love me Tender,’ Yamamoto composes free structured songs, brushed with gentle melodies using piano, strings, wind instruments, and various textures.
Created over the span of 2018-2020, Ai’s careful focus on the mixing process give the tracks a spacious yet intimate sound through mindful cultivation. Dedicating this album to family, friends and her children who have given her their hearts, ‘Love me Tender’ feels much like a love letter, whispering that we can always choose to find a way to be filled with hope (kibou) and find ourselves again.
Yamamoto also appeared on Past Inside the Present's 'Healing Sounds II: A Compilation For Those In Need' in addition to PITP's 'Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery', a compilation which features an all female ambient artist roster.