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Sugimoto, Taku / Takashi Masubuchi: Live At Otooto & Permian (Confront)

Two extremely compatible guitarists are heard in two live recordings in Tokyo, Japan, at OTOOTO and at Permian, in 2017 & 2018, using unusual tunings, extended techniques and a patient sense of space and momentum that allows each of their contributions to resonate distinctively while maintaining a confident dialog of connected abstraction and exploration.
 

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: core 16
Squidco Product Code: 29577

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at OTOOTO and Permian, in Tokyo, japan, in 2017 and 2018, by Takashi Masubuchi.


Personnel:

Taku Sugimoto-electric guitar

Takashi Masubuchi-acoustic guitar

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"Taku Sugimoto is a Japanese guitarist.

He initially gained attention in the late 1990s for his restrained, melodic playing, unusual in the world of free improvisation. Critic Bruce Russell describes this era of Sugimoto's music by writing: "Sugimoto is perhaps the pre-eminent stylist on the guitar ... He brings a golden glow to every session he partakes in, having abandoned amped up noise in favour of a much more introspective and calligraphic style of play."

Around 2002 his music became increasingly abstract, all but eliminating melody and featuring extended periods of silence.

He has collaborated with other Japanese musicians involved in the Onkyo movement, such as Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura and Otomo Yoshihide. He has also collaborated with musicians from European free improvisation scenes, notably trombonist Radu Malfatti and guitarist Keith Rowe."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taku_Sugimoto)
1/14/2021

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"Takashi Masubuchi: Born 1984. Performs mainly in Tokyo as a guitarist and improviser. Since a teenager he has been a guitarist in various groups, then started performing improvisation in the unit Pelktopia with Hironobu Serizawa, which began around 2008. From 2018 he has concentrated on playing with acoustic guitars.

2018 R, R, R 【Headlights (PT)】 · Disappearing Foliage 【Senri Records (JP)】 Released two solo albums."

-Takashi Masubuchi Website (Translated by Google) (https://takashimasubuchi.tumblr.com/about)
1/14/2021

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track listing:


1. At OTOOTO I 15:08

2. At OTOOTO II 7:44

3. At Permian I 9:49

4. At Permian II 9:52

5. At OTOOTO III 7:45
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"On Live At OTOOTO & Permian, two guitarists from Japan, Taku Sugimoto and Takashi Masubuchi, ask a series of unresolved questions - about time, about interplay, about tonality. Those who know Sugimoto's music will recognise here a certain tension, and a feeling for the apposite; these two traits have been core to his playing and composing since he first introduced himself to the broader listening public, in the '90s, with albums like Opposite. Masubuchi, who has also recently collaborated with Shizuo Uchida and Straytone, intersects with Sugimoto in a number of ways - they share interests in Morton Feldman and in folk blues, both of which are evident here in the abstract.

Live At OTOOTO & Permian is particularly fascinating for its surprise, its contrast, and its unique character. Sugimoto may have been cautious of improvisation of late, but here his playing sits perfectly alongside Masubuchi's rich, resonant explorations of his acoustic guitar. Of note is the juxtaposition between Masubuchi's glistening, open-ended notes - in equal temperament - and the glissing, reedy drones and tensile droplets of tone from Sugimoto's guitar, in a tuning that he himself devised. The five tracks here, excerpts from live performances at Permian (a venue run by Masubuchi with fellow guitarist, Riuchi Daijo) and OTOOTO (run by Hiromi and Seiji Kimura) are messages sent from the front, exploratory devices - the blues and the abstract truth."-Jon Dale

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