Kouen Kyoudai 公園兄弟 by Masami Akita & Eiko Ishibashi - Editions Mego [EMEGO216] FLAC download included with physical items

Kouen Kyoudai 公園兄弟

A 2 track experimental album (37m 12s) — released March 18th 2016 on Editions Mego

Prolific Japanese artist Masami Akita, aka Merzbow here teams up with session musician, producer, and singer-songwriter Eiko Ishibashi for anew work which showcases yet another side to Akita's monumental catalogue

Kouen Kyoudai 公園兄弟 consists of two side long tracks that could be read as a contemporary take on the traditional avant-garde. Skittering electronics, percussion, piano, doom and noise all feature as exponents in this epic release which seamlessly incorporates many strands of experimental thought and practice.

The tension that arises from the human use of the tool is made explicit as these works unfold in a storm of ecstatic human/instrument/machine interaction. Drums hammer alongside an ecstatic drone. Notes on a piano jostle with a storm of splintered electronics.

Kouen Kyoudai 公園兄弟 highlights the pull between beauty and chaos, structure and the abyss leaving behind a thrilling display of human and technological interplay whilst opening up new paths for both musicians involved.

  • Masami Akita: Noise Electronics, Computer, Drums
  • Eiko Ishibashi: Piano, Drums, Synth
  • Recorded at GOK SOUND and Super Deluxe, Tokyo
  • Recorded and mixed by Jim O'Rourke
  • Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin 2015
  • Photography by Shunichiro Okada
  • Design Jacob Cates
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