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A 71 minute unedited improvisation between guitarist Zai Kuning, Otomo Yoshihide on guitar and turntable, and Dickson Dee on electronics, Asian improv moving between turbulence and stillness.

Kuning, Zai + Otomo Yoshihide + Dickson Dee
Book From Hell

Kuning, Zai + Otomo Yoshihide + Dickson Dee: Book From Hell (Doubtmusic)
Label: Doubtmusic    
Released in: Japan    

Book From Hell is the denomination of the concert that Zai Kuning organized on September 2008 in Singapore. This is Asian improvisation surely as not only each musician comes from the Asian bloc, but also because the music, what the sound should be or the time perception, is different from Western improvisation. A cathartic journey in 71 minutes of sound.

"Zai and Dickson are central figures in my activities in East and Southeast Asia. I consider myself truly lucky to have had the chance to perform and make a recording with these two artists."-Otomo Yoshihide, from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 4571222591349

Label: Doubtmusic
Catalog ID: dmf-134
Squidco Product Code: 13077

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Esplanade, Singapore on September 18, 2008. Live performance recorded, mixed and mastered by Kondoh Yoshiaki (GOK sound). No overdubs, no edits.


Zai Kuning- guitar, voice, percussion, miscellaneous

Otomo Yoshihide-guitar, turntables, percussion, miscellaneous perc, misc.)

Dickson Dee-electronics, miscellaneous

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Track Listing:

1. Book From Hell 1:11:05