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Nakatani / Kawabata / Chou


Nakatani / Kawabata / Chou: Perigee [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] (Astral Spirits)

Perigree: when the moon is closest to the earth: this unique album of free improvisation joins world traveling percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, guitarist Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner, etc) and cellist Henna Chou in an album of mystical sound, from bowing percussion, long string tones, muted riffs and disquieting rhythm; consummate and cathartic.

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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS056
Squidco Product Code: 25000

Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded At King Electric Recording, in Austin, Texas, on November 14th, 2016, by Adam Hilton.


Tatsuya Nakatani-percussion

Kawabata Makoto-guitar, electronics

Henna Chou-cello, electronics

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track listing:


1. Apsides 3:01

2. Moonbow 4:11

3. Perihelion 0:58

4. Waxing Crescent 3:52

5. The Place That Always Was 3:36

6. Perigee 4:14

7. Onerohtokha 1:55


1. Worm Moon 2:58

2. Red Grass Appearing 5:01

3. Apsque 4:06

4. Punam 2:35

5. Atalka 4:26

6. Mayar 3:39
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"First time trio (recorded right here in Austin, TX) featuring percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, guitarist Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner, etc and cellist Henna Chou. Absolutely stunning and incredibly dark/foreboding music recorded Nov 14, 2016 during the Supermoon. The music has a very otherwordly feel and sound that reflects said evening...the 13 tracks here are edited from 3 long takes...taken out of temporal context the tracks each present different moods that meld into one another and create an entirely unique narrative. An absolutely stunning album."-Astral Spirits

Artist Biographies:

"Tatsuya Nakatani. Acoustic Sound Artist, Master Percussionist. b. 1970, Osaka Japan

Tatsuya Nakatani is an acoustic sound artist and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. He has released over eighty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since the mid-nineties, he has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums and independent venues. Infamous for his constant touring, Nakatani criss-crosses the country every year inspiring audiences with his pioneering sound. In addition to his solo performances, he conducts the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO), a mobile community engagement project which organizes local ensembles performing on multiple bowed gongs.Nakatani teaches master classes and workshops at universities, giving students an opportunity to share his unique musical approach and philosophy for creating visceral, non-linear music.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. Utilizing drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the bows and mallets he handcrafts in his Kobo; he creates an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music that defies genre. His work references improvised-experimental music, free jazz, and noise, while still retaining the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music."

-Tatsuya Nakatani Website (

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"Kawabata Makoto (河端 一) is a Japanese musician and founding member of the band Acid Mothers Temple.

Kawabata is chiefly famous for his leadership of Acid Mothers Temple and its variants; however, he has also played in many other bands since the start of his career in the late 1970s. Some of these bands are: Baroque Bordello; Toho Sara; Erochika; Tsurubami; Musica Transonic; Mainliner; Mothers of Invasion; Nishinihon; Floating Flower."

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"Henna Chou is a musician and curator residing in Austin, Texas. She has performed and written music for theater productions, arranged string parts for bands albums, and film projects. Henna often participates in live performance as a keyboardist, cellist, guitarist, or sound artist and is the Managing Director of Church of the Friendly Ghost: an avant-garde music program sponsored by the 501(c)(3) organization, Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX."


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