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Tetuzi Akiyama

Misrepresenting Memory

(Ftarri Fukubukuro 2019, Vol. 1)

Limited edition of 200
Out on February 17, 2019
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Misrepresenting Memory (31:27)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 1)
    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 2)

Tetuzi Akiyama: electric guitar, tape echo, effects, contact mics, objects

Recorded live by Oliver Roth at Apollo, Tokyo, December 14, 2018
Mastered by Hiroyuki Ura

A solo album by guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, who carries out an energetic performance schedule in and out of Japan. Amazingly, this is his first solo album since the 2008 release of The Ancient Balance to Control Death on the U.S. label Western Vinyl. That album included both acoustic guitar and singing, so Misrepresenting Memory is actually Akiyama's first instrumental solo album with guitar in 13 years, since the release of the CD-R Terrifying Street Trees in January 2006 on the Portuguese label Esquilo Records.

Misrepresenting Memory consists of one piece (31 min. 27 sec.) performed in concert at the Tokyo venue Apollo on December 14, 2018. The performance—using electric guitar and tape echo—was recorded directly to cassette tape. Making full use of soft, lo-fi tones and distorted choppy sounds, this extremely high-quality work is a fascinating expression of Akiyama's musical artistry. Limited edition of 200, numbered consecutively.

Last updated: January 30, 2019

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