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Kiyasu, Ryosuke

Dig Up Roots [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Kiyasu, Ryosuke: Dig Up Roots [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Notice Recordings)

Active as a drum soloist since 2003, Ryosuke Kiyasu (Fushitsusha, SETE STAR SEPT, Kiyasu Orchestra) performs solo in a live performance split between two extended improvisations, captured at Tokyo Arts and Space in 2022, using a snare drum and a table in a forceful demonstration of rhythm and punctuation that is affected by the ambiance of the space.
 

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Label: Notice Recordings
Catalog ID: NTR082
Squidco Product Code: 34268

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded at Tokyo Art and Space, on July 1st, 2022.

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"Dig Up Roots" is a document of a live performance at Tokyo Arts and Space on July 1, 2022. Ryosuke Kiyasu plays snare drum and table, presenting an extreme and cathartic relationship with physical surfaces and their characteristic tolerances, as exploited with wood, hands, and body. Notably the distinctive acoustics of the space can be felt deeply throughout the performance, not to mention the overblown recording. The space's container is audible, fluctuating, and seemingly alive; indeed a second player in the performance.

Kiyasu has an established background as a free jazz and grindcore drummer over the past couple decades: in Keiji Haino's long-running Fushitsusha project, and Kiyasu's own Sete Star Sept and Kiyasu Orchestra, among others. It is notable, after so many projects, to witness Kiyasu focusing so strongly on the snare drum, a pinnacle of rhythm and needless to say one of the more abrasive components of the drum-kit, using it to convey pure energy, unbridled physical interaction, and texture at its most intense form."-Notice Recordings


Artist Biographies

"Ryosuke Kiyasu has been active as a snare drum soloist since 2003 and is also known as a drummer in "SETE STAR SEPT", "Kiyasu Orchestra", Mr. Keiji Haino's band "Fushitsusha". He is also known as a founding member of The Endless Blockade in Canada.

His solo performances have been featured on BBC News (UK national broadcaster) and VICE Magazine, His performance in Berlin in 2018 was a big hit on social media with over 23 million views.

In 2022-2023, the world's largest classical percussion festival "Überschlag Festival", "Dr. Martens Fest 23", "Outsider Art Festival" in Finland, and "Alternativa Festival" in the Czech Republic. He continues to travel around the world and perform in various places.

In 2023, at the Edinburgh Art Festival in England, a short movie of his snare drum performance by a British director was shown as an exhibition and became a topic of conversation.

He also released a collaborative work with the Swedish apparel brand "Our Legacy". He has released more than 200 albums, both solo and with his band."

-Ryosuke Kiyasu Website (http://www.kiyasu.com/)
2/21/2024

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SIDE A



1. Untitled 19:17

SIDE B



1. Untitled 17:51

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