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AKIYAMA, MITCHELL - Mort aux vaches

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Staalplaat / Mort aux Vaches
Release Year: 2004
Note: embossed copper-cover !
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.50

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Wieder ein kleines Verpackungswunder in der MORT AUX VACHES-Serie: glnzendes, 2fach gefaltetes Kupferblech mit Prgung, sieht einfach genial aus! Und auch musikalisch ist dies ein Schmuckstck: Ein one-tracker (43+ min.) mit usserst zarten, stimmungsvollen Gitarren-Drones, die digital aufbereitet tnzeln und feinste innerliche Resonanzen sprbar werden lassen....

Packaging comes in embossed copper (no printing). Akiyama's contribution to the Mort Aux Vaches series is an unedited improvisation recorded for VPRO radio in April, 2004. Consisting of guitar washes and digital interruptions, the set was recorded without any use of samples or prepared material. In keeping with Akiyama's ethic of spontaneous composition this recording is a document of a moment. Akiyama's music is a study in fiction and texture. He records compositions and improvisations for piano, strings, and other instruments, and restructures them in his studio in a post-facto montage. Playing on the distortions in causality that recording technology can effect, Akiyama creates music that lays claim to a moment of creation that never happened. Imperfections - fingers scraping strings, breaths and other signs of humanity - are underscored resulting in a digital simulacrum of performance. Located somewhere in the interstices of classical, electronic composition and post-rock, his works vacillate between delicate melodies and confrontational bursts of noise. [press release]