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Artist: KOU, KATSUYOSHI/SATOSHI HRIONAKA
Title: State, State, State
Format: CD
Label: Ftarri
Country: Japan
Price: $14.00
"Up-and-coming young musicians Katsuyoshi Kou (guitar) and Satoshi Hironaka (drums) recorded these four tracks in July 2012. The first track is a duo recorded and edited using a wealth of ideas from Kou. The solos by Kou and Hironaka (Tracks 2 and 3) are enhanced by simple but effective additions. Track 4 is a completely improvisational duo performance." - Ftarri

"Oddball, concept-infused improv with Kou on guitar and Hironaka on drums, recorded in July 2012. The first track is a duet; the drums, then the noise and guitar, were recorded individually. The same guitar sound was played several times, and about a second afterward the electricity was cut for a brief instant. Just where that happens in the recording, Kou inserts a split-second blank in order to shift the drum’s rhythm very slightly. The second track, a live improvisational performance by Kou solo, includes mechanical beeps inserted randomly in order to move the consciousness away from the performance. The theme of dislocation on the third track, Hironaka solo, is expressed by overdubs of different recordings with different rock-style rhythms and phrases. Fourth and final track is an unaltered improvisational duet. Edition of 500." - Tedium House

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