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Bloody Imagination (Akiyama / Miyamoto / Kawasaki / Ito): Satanic Abandoned Rock & Roll Society (Mikroton Recordings)

Resonator guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama produced this release in 2004, bringing together Naoaki Miyamoto on mid-high frequency electric guitar, Utah Kawasaki on mid-low frequency analog synth, and Atsuhiro Ito on low frequency optron.

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Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: mikroton cd 12
Squidco Product Code: 17101

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Amephone at Rinky Dink Studio on September 12th, 2004.


Tetuzi Akiyama-high frequency, resonator guitar with samurai sword

Naoaki Miyamoto-mid-high frequency, electric guitar

Utah Kawasaki-mid-low frequency, analog synthesizer

Atsuhiro Ito-low frequency, optron

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track listing:

1. Bloody Imagination 52:29
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Improvised Music
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Resonator guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama produced this release in 2004, bringing together Naoaki Miyamoto on mid-high frequency electric guitar, Utah Kawasaki on mid-low frequency analog synth, and Atsuhiro Ito on low frequency optron. Over an extended 51 minute piece the four improvisers work an extended frequency range in a dark rumbling environment with rich overtones and dynamic, penetrating tones. It's a massive work of veiled and insinuated sound, dark and mesmerizing.

"The performance by these four people, who each have a different time axis from each other, and from those in established free music or drone, will derail the biological clock of the listeners and provide a sound experience across the entire audible range."-Mikroton

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"Tetuzi Akiyama (Akiyama Tetsuji) (born 13 April 1964) is a Japanese guitarist, violinist, and instrument-maker. Akiyama formed the improvisation group Madhar in 1987, and the classical ensemble Hikyo String Quintet in 1994 (which also included Taku Sugimoto on cello). In 1995, Akiyama and Sugimoto formed a guitar duo, and played at venues in New York City, Chicago, and Detroit. During this time, Akiyama was also a member of Keiji Haino's Nijiumu outfit. Akiyama also formed Sutekina Tea Time (a duo with Takashi Matsuoka) and Mongoose (a trio with Taku Sugimoto and Utah Kawasaki).

In 1998 Akiyama began organising a monthly concert series, The Improvisation Meeting, with Toshimaru Nakamura. In December 2006 he began a regular duo with Hervé Boghossian (France), they toured in Europe (France, Portugal, Switzerland, England) several times in 2007 (in May, October & December) & also played in Tokyo during Hervé Boghossian Japanese tour in August/September 2008. In 2009 he worked with David Sylvian."

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