MATSUNAGA, KOUHEI - FOR GEMINI AND BACK TO HEIAN (3"CD)


is the new 3"CD release by Osaka's post-noise artist Kouhei Matsunaga. Kouhei is well known for his numerous collaborations (e.g. with Merzbow, Niko Skorpio, Anla Courtis, ...) as is the number of musical styles he is passing through. Although it seems one can always hear his roots in japanese noise, these two compositions are more coolly and don't make any use of "traditional" hiss or noise patterns. Kouhei takes advantage of samples and loops but without pushing them to a "timed" sequence, the pieces are rhythmic but bypass beats or anything comparable. Instead carefully organized dynamic alterations appear and subtle diversification is spread over the release. All in all a quite calm, nevertheless intense CD. Bernhard Schreiner
in stock | DE| 2005| FELD | 10.63


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