Ftarri / Meenna

Ftarri Collection 1

Limited edition of 200
Out on December 25, 2016
Purchase price in Japan: 2,000 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Opera Southern Cross (23:02)
    Opera Southern Cross
    Taku Sugimoto: composition, images
    Katsuaki Iida: words, reading
    Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board
    Taku Unami: computer

  2. John Butcher / Toshimaru Nakamura / Tetuzi Akiyama (22:27)
    John Butcher: soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
    Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board
    Tetuzi Akiyama: acoustic guitar

  3. Otomo Yoshihide / Toshimaru Nakamura / Ryu Hankil (27:43)
    Otomo Yoshihide: turntable
    Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board
    Ryu Hankil: clockworks, contact microphone

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 3

Recorded live at Ftarri Festival, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, April 19, 2008 (1, 3), and at Ftarri doubtmusic Festival, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, September 19, 2010 (2)
Recorded by Chihei Hatakeyama (1, 3) and Masahide Ando (2)
Mixed by Toshimaru Nakamura
Mastered by Chihei Hatakeyama
Artwork and design by Cathy Fishman
Thanks to SuperDeluxe and doubtmusic

Ftarri Collection, a 7-CD set in a limited edition of 300, has sold out. To mark the occasion, each of the 7 CDs is being sold separately. The first Ftarri Festival was held in April 2008 at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo and at UrBANGUILD in Kyoto. In September 2013, the Ftarri doubtmusic Festival was held jointly with the label doubtmusic at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo. Ftarri Collection consists of carefully selected recordings from both festivals.

"Ftarri Collection 1" is made up of 3 tracks: 2 pieces from the 2008 Ftarri Festival in Tokyo--one by Opera Southern Cross, made up of Taku Sugimoto, Katsuaki Iida, Toshimaru Nakamura and Taku Unami, the other by the trio of Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Ryu Hankil--and a performance from the 2010 festival by the trio of John Butcher, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Tetuzi Akiyama.

Last updated: December 9, 2016

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