Cover art - Masami Akita & Eiko Ishibashi: Kouen KyoudaiCover art - Masami Akita & Eiko Ishibashi: Kouen KyoudaiCover art - Masami Akita & Eiko Ishibashi: Kouen KyoudaiCover art - Masami Akita & Eiko Ishibashi: Kouen KyoudaiCover art - Masami Akita & Eiko Ishibashi: Kouen Kyoudai
Side-long instrumental Drone / Noise works
Prolific Japanese artist Masami Akita (aka Merzbow) and session musician, producer, and singer-songwriter Eiko Ishibashi team up for Kouen Kyoudai 公園兄弟, which consists of two side long pieces 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.