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|songs from under the floorboards (usa) #floor04 cd|
kiyoharu kuwayama / masayoshi urabe “from the abolition port” compact disc-recordable
- from the abolition port (49:35)
|june 2010 release ; ghostly sax & cello duets from masayoshi urabe & kiyoharu “lethe” kuwayama, recorded in the latter’s cavernous industrial space in the nagoya port district ...|
has the same sort of claustrophobic energy as keiji haino’s nijimu work ; just as terrifying ...
|songs from under the floorboards press release...|
floor4 kuwayama kiyoharu & masayoshi urabe “from the abolition port” cdr
edition of 100 copies
a gripping, devastatingly patient, and emotionally raw improvisation for cello, saxophone, and metal chains recorded live at kuwayama kiyoharu’s cavernous warehouse space in nagoya, japan. rather than an event-driven, linear performance, from the abolition port is a single structure, with the ghostly presence of the space acting as either a third performer, or perhaps as the composer. the music is violent in its sparseness; sharp instrumental outbursts push with great effort against a backdrop of blackness as dense and heavy as the sun. from the abolition port suggests a private ritual, or a seance… or perhaps absurd theater, with unseen players circumnavigating a pitch-dark industrial space, sending out desperate distress signals and futilely listening for a response.
alto sax player masayoshi urabe is known for his solo performances, but has worked alongside fellow psych/noise travellers kosoukuya, junko, hiroshi hasegawa (astro, cccc), kan mikami, and chie mukai. kiyoharu kuwayama played cello in the duo kuwayama-kijima, but his primary project is the catastrophe point series, which he records under the name lethe.
first edition of 100 pro-duplicated cdrs in jewel case with full-color artwork.
out now on songs from under the floorboards, a division of intransitive recordings.