Ftarri / Meenna

Junji Hirose / mizutama / Kayu Nakada / Toshimaru Nakamura / Daysuke Takaoka / Yuma Takeshita / Tadashi Yonago

See You at Ftarri

(Ftarri Fukubukuro 2020)

Numbered limited edition of 200
Out on February 23, 2020
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. mizutama (snap circuits) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board) [18:32]
  2. Daysuke Takaoka (tuba) and Tadashi Yonago (flashlight, sprinkler) [25:12]
  3. Junji Hirose (SSI-4), Kayu Nakada (bug synthesizer), and Yuma Takeshita (electro-bass) [29:58]

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

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, August 11, 2019
Recorded and mastered by Hiroyuki Ura
Artwork and design by Cathy Fishman

On August 11, 2019, Osaka-based musicians mizutama, Tadashi Yonago and Kayu Nakada, plus Tokyo residents Junji Hirose, Toshimaru Nakamura, Daysuke Takaoka and Yuma Takeshita, got together and performed at Ftarri in Suidobashi, Tokyo. This album documents all three of that day's improvised sets—a duo by mizutama (snap circuits) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board); another duo by Tadashi Yonago (flashlight, sprinkler) and Daysuke Takaoka (tuba); and a trio by Kayu Nakada (bug synthesizer), Junji Hirose (SSI-4) and Yuma Takeshita (electro-bass). All of these musicians create their own original sound-producing devices, or shape sound by remodeling existing instruments/machines or using/playing them in unusual ways. Hearing collaborations that combine their unique sounds is a rare opportunity in itself, but it doesn't stop there—we also get to experience three masterful performances bolstered further by the superb musicianship of these seven artists.

Last updated: February 5, 2020

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