Improvised Music from Japan IMJ-304 Improvised music from Japan 2004


Improvised music from Japan 2002-2003

This is a 192 page A5-size book, in Japanese and in English featuring interviews, record reviews and comments on the current Japanese improvised scene. Included are Spring Road 2003, Seoul meetings, Aki Onda, Yumiko Tanaka, Samm Bennett, Tetuzi Akiyama, Taku Sugimoto, Sachiko M and Luc Ferrari. 2 CDs with the publication includes the following music:
    Disc 1
  1. Four Color [Keiichi Sugimoto, guitar]: ae (06.36); first released on Air curtain, 12k in September 2004
  2. Masahiko Okura, alto saxophone: Entasi (05.32); recorded at Tanker, Tokyo, February 2004
  3. Shuichi Chino, computer: Envelope (04.34); recorded at Osaka harbor Red Brick Warehouse, June 2003
  4. Samm Bennett, wavedrum, electronics, vibrators, contact microphones: Bang-up debonair skeleton (03.21); recorded Tokyo, November/December 2003
  5. Samm Bennett, wavedrum, electronics, vibrators, contact microphones: Repairs (02.36); recorded Tokyo, November/December 2003
  6. Samm Bennett, wavedrum, electronics, vibrators, contact microphones: Shimmy-she-bobble (02.40); recorded Tokyo, November/December 2003
  7. Tetuzi Akiyama, acoustic guitar/Martin Ng, turntable: Soul delay (06.10); recorded at BJB Studios, Sydney on 24 July 2002
  8. Yumiko Tanaka, futozao shamisen: Furuike ya (06.35); recorded in YT's four-and-a-half tatami mat room, Yashiro, Hyogo prefecture, 2003
  9. Han Bennink, drums/Kazuo Imai, electric guitar: Untitled (05.21); recorded at Earth Studio, Tokyo on 27 May 2002
  10. Une chance pour l'ombre [Michel Doneda, soprano saxophone; Tetsu Saitoh, bass; Kazue Sawai, koto; Kazuo Imai, guitar; Lê Quan Ninh, percussion]: Untitled (11.18); recorded in Lorgues, France on 28 May 2003
    Disc 2
  1. Optrum [Yoichiro, Shin, drums; Atsuhiro Ito, optron]: Volcanic kant (00.24)
  2. Optrum [Yoichiro, Shin, drums; Atsuhiro Ito, optron]: Godzilla vs. Ayaya (00.55)
  3. Optrum [Yoichiro, Shin, drums; Atsuhiro Ito, optron]: New motor head banging & DC/DC (01.18)
  4. Optrum [Yoichiro, Shin, drums; Atsuhiro Ito, optron]: 22 Century Gewalt woman (02.49)
  5. Optrum [Yoichiro, Shin, drums; Atsuhiro Ito, optron]: Improvised music from hell (00.23)
  6. Naoaki Miyamoto: Akatsuki ni (04.56)
  7. Sachiko M/Toshimaru Nakamura/Otomo Yoshihide: Untitled (20.04)
  8. ; recorded at Buam Art Hall, Seoul on 19 September 2003
  9. Mi Yeon, piano: Untitled (06.14)
  10. Park Je Chun, percussion: For Togashi Masahiko (08.54)
  11. Kang Tae Hwan, alto saxophone: Untitled (07.42)
Design (front cover reproduced above) by asuna.
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