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Label: Ftarri/Improvised Music from Japan
Catalog ID: meenna-333
Squidco Product Code: 8668
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded by Masae Okura at Tanker, Toklyo, September 10, 2006.
Takefumi Naoshima-mixing board
Takahiro Kawaguchi-remodeled counters
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lowercase, micro-improv, sound improv
Ambient & Minimal Music
Japanese & Asian Improv/Rock
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Meena is an offshoot of the Improvised Music from Japan label, and is essentially the same as the other IMJ related label, Ftarri, that put out the excellent Axel Doerner Toshimaru Nakamura Vorhernach CD, as well as the wonderful tonal improvisational release from The International Nothing. Septet is an onkyo or lowercase release of an incredibly minimal group improvisation from seven players, consisting entirely of faint sounds and silences from beginning to end. It's a suprisingly fascinating listen that calls for concentration and attention to detail.
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"Born in OSAKA, JAPAN, in 1980. Works in OSAKA and TOKYO base sound artist. Takahiro started to work, from 2000, in various fields as "Fieldrecording", "Sound Installation" and "Sound performance". The common concept of all his works is: "Space recognition through the sounds". He has released six CD / CDR from domestic and foreign labels which are specialized in experimental music. And three other CD projects are going on for 2007. He has also been very active in his international and interdisciplinary projects in the year of 2006 : Creation of his new peace at Slade Research Centre in LONDON, UK Collaboration with dance and photography in the installation work:"Three", at BankArt Yokohama, Japan (Project involved in the Japan Media Arts Festival promoted by the Ministry of Culture of Japan)."-Gruenrekorder (http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=30)
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Naoshima / Takeda / Kawasaki / Takeuchi / Koike / Kawaguchi / Totsuka