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|edition omega point archive series (japan) #opa 007 cd|
omega point (japan) #opa 007 cd
joji yuasa “obscure tape music of japan vol.7 • music for experimental films” compact disc
- andy warhol : re-reproduction (19:41) 1974
- autonomy (11:38) 1972
- document of the long white line (12:54) 1960
|march 2008 release ; the seventh “obscure tape music of japan” volume (where does he keep finding this stuff ???) covering yoji / joji yuasa’s film-score work for auteur toshio matsumoto ...|
three pieces this time, including the incredibly garbled/alien “andy warhol : re-reproduction” (in which, the narrator, mouth full of jelly-worms & glass proceeds to attempt to gloss over warhol’s early record-cover work before swallowing at least part of it ...), “autonomy” (distant feedback whisps & pitched down piano chimes signal a demon-chorus trapped within the echoplex ...), and “docment of the long white line” (absolutely zonked mix of small-band instrumental scoring and the sort of “atom”-lineage crude electronic fuh that matsuo ono & takehisa kosugi got up to around the same time) ...
of all of the early electronic music reissue programs i rave about on this site, i’m starting to feel that this series is the most consistently rewarding ; not a dull moment on this one ... highly recommended !!!
|edition omega point archive series press release...|
obscure tape music of japan vol.7
joji yuasa "music for experimental films" (cd)
publisher: omega point archive series (opa-007)
many avant-garde composer had made sound tracks for experimental film maker toshio matsumoto. this cd consists of joji yuasa's three musique concrete works for his 60-70's short films - broken meaningless words of "andy warhol : re-reproduction", electronic sound and collage with chamber orchestra for obscure an earliest work "document of the long white line" and strange concrete sound of "autonomy".
about the works joji yuasa
all the music here was composed for the film, yet for the experimental films, directed by toshio matsumoto. i have been convinced that the roll of music for film must be accompanished always displaying with images. consequently the music here is a sort of incomplete one as independent music. however, none th e less i think that this cd shows a document how and what i had tried co explore in the field of film music in 60's and 70's
andy warhol: re-reproduction 1
as the title shows, music also is made through the technique of "re-reproduction". materials are meaningless words such as interjections and conjunctions and the like, in english. begins with modulated and disrorted words through electronic means and gradually it becomes ro clear words which still are not making sense.
images are surging white sea waves and sky with impossible colors. for example, blue sky is dark red, white roaring heads of waves are green, blue water is yellow and so on. the gradations of monochrome film are distributed one by one to different colors.
music is totally composed as music concrete, with metamorphosed sound from inside playing piano, voice, bird's voice, sound of steel spring, etc..
document of the long white line 2
this film was made as pr film of kansai electric company with no naration at all but with only images and sound: music. music consists of both music concrete sound and the instrumental composition played by chamber orchestra. the portion of music concrete was made at the recording studio of the nichiei shinsha for almost 20 days, in which all possible technique of tape manipulation at that time are used with metamorphosed sound of concret sounds, 'collage' of the readymade music, sound of sonor, the steam whistle at the queen mary and some electronic sound, etc ..
the portion of chamber orchestra is composed through twelve-cone technique which is rare among my compositions.
1: this work is on toshio matsumoto's "experimental film works 1961-1987" (3dvdbox, uplink factory uld242).
2: this long-missing work was found recently and is possesed by kawasaki city museum.