Hiroshi Hasegawa, Kazuya Ishigami, K2


Available today are (3) new releases on LP & CD, all from Japanese composers/sound artists. 

Hiroshi Hasegawa
Live in Texas Double LP

A double LP from none other than Hiroshi Hasegawa, recorded on his sponsored March 2019 tour of Texas. 4 sides of excellent sound totaling over 90 minutes that captures each of the 4 stops the tour made (Austin, San Antonio, Houston & Denton) in full, mixed and mastered for LP by Hiroshi after he returned to Japan. Originally planned for early 2020 as a double CD, right as work was getting started on it the world went nuts and it had to be put on hold. During the ensuing months I decided to make it a double LP to really do something special for it's release coming out of the fog. Featuring a gatefold design of original artwork by Dada's resident architect/designer Carlos Pozo, and presented on smoky clear vinyl in an edition of 270 copies, and only available at this time on vinyl.

Hiroshi Hasegawa - Live in Texas Double LP

 

Kazuya Ishigami
Mind Liberation CD

Kazuya Ishigami, whom some of you may remember from the project Daruin (and as a member of the infamous "Billy?"), has been steadily releasing music since 1997, primarily on his own imprint Neus-318, and select Japan-based labels. Kazuya's music can be described as mosaics of sound, almost Dadaist in composition. Relying on drone, found sound, and his own intricate tapestries to create beautiful works of music. His talent was recently put on display in a virtual collaboration with Ned Rothenberg as part of the Music From Japan 2021 Festival streamed live on YouTube in early March, which you can still find on the Music From Japan Foundation artists page.

This CD release finds Kazuya heavily influenced by Buddhist concepts and teachings. Sometimes noisy and sometimes tranquil, just as the mind in transition. An intricate and sometimes delicate sound composition in two parts for your journey on the Path of Enlightenment. Packaged in a 4-panel digipak.

Also available on Bandcamp, and for streaming on all major music platforms.

Kazuya Ishigami - Mind Liberation CD

 

K2
Rainy Tritium 3: The third and final report

New on CD from longtime audio pathologist Kimihide Kusafuka, K2. The third and final report in the (3) CD trilogy concerning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor disaster, it's effects on the local population, and the Japanese psyche as a whole. Full of the dense and chaotic compositional style you've come to expect and love from K2 using modular synths, effects and MTR. Packaged in a 4-panel digipak.

Also available for streaming on all major music platforms.

K2 - Rainy Tritium 3 CD