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Kyogokuryu-sokyoku Shinshunfu
LP 
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The cover of this release features a gradation of color, a subtle but complete infusion of one element into another, an almost imperceptible moment where A becomes B and both become more. And that is one way of thinking about the music in this release, a piece composed in the mid-1950s, and a 2018 re-working of that same piece. The original was composed by Kōhei Amada and played by an ensemble in which the Japanese traditional instruments koto, shō and taiko fuse perfectly with the Irish harp. The composition itself also melds Amada' s traditional, classical sensibilities and his knowledge of the deepest roots of Japanese music with his appreciation of new developments in both Japanese and Western music. Another element to consider here is the role of Amada' s voice and lyrics, fusing noh and other traditional elements with a modernity foreshadowing the rise of the singer-songwriter, melding high tradition with folk impulses. This theme of gradation and infusion continues in the other piece of music on this release, SUGAI KEN' s revision of the original, with it's puzzling amalgamation of analog/digital, acoustic/electric, and performed/programmed, with the various temporal and geographical elements of Amada' s music melted and melded into the 21st century.

Details

Title: Kyogokuryu-sokyoku Shinshunfu
Genre: International
Artist(s): Kohei Amada Sugai Ken
Label: Em Records
Attributes: 10-Inch Vinyl
Release Date: 5/10/2019
Product Type: LP
UPC: 4560283217831
Item #: 2149194X

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