Ftarri / Meenna

Hideki Umezawa / Yoko Ikeda / Wakana Ikeda / Yoichi Kamimura / Takashi Masubuchi

Ftarri after Tomorrow

(Ftarri 5th Anniversary Vol. 1)

Numbered limited edition of 200
Out on September 10, 2017
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

    Hedeki Umezawa
  1. Multiples (9:28)
    Composed and recorded by Hideki Umezawa in 2017

    Yoko Ikeda / Wakana Ikeda
  2. Confirm the Difference between Instrument Performance and Other Actions (10:28)
    Yoko Ikeda: violin, etc.
    Wakana Ikeda: flute, etc.
    Composed by Wakana Ikeda
    Recorded by Wakana Ikeda at a studio in Tokyo, June 15, 2017

    Yoichi Kamimura
  3. Evaporation (16:51)
    Composed and recorded by Yoichi Kamimura in 2017

    Takashi Masubuchi
  4. El (6:19)
  5. Bow (4:27)
    Takashi Masubuchi: acoustic guitar
    Recorded at home, June 25, 2017

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 3
    mp3 excerpt: track 4

Mastered by Hiroyuki Ura

It's been five years since Ftarri, an online CD shop and record label specializing in improvised music, opened a physical store of the same name in Suidobashi, Tokyo. This is the first title in a four-CD series celebrating the store's fifth anniversary. It consists of four performances (three solos and one duo) by a total of five musicians. The first track is an electronic sound piece by Hideki Umezawa (born in 1986) in which myriad wriggling, slithering sounds are released little by little in an enjoyable way. In track 2, Yoko Ikeda (violin, etc.) and Wakana Ikeda (flute, etc.)--both members of Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble--perform a composition by Wakana. This work, in which sound parts using instruments and other objects alternate with silences, conveys a sense of Wakana's unique ideas. In track 3, Yoichi Kamimura (born in 1982) takes field recordings gathered in various locations, seasons them with electronic sounds, and processes and edits the work with superb artistry. Tracks 4 and 5 are improvised performances by Takashi Masabuchi (acoustic guitar). Both proceed in a relaxed way, with beautiful sound sequencing and resonance. Limited edition of 200, consecutive numbering.

Last updated: August 29, 2017

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