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5-8 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Soba To Bara
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ERST 056CD ERST 056CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/27/2009

Ami Yoshida (voice) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board). "Free improvisation has rarely seen significant new movements as influential as the small group of Tokyo musicians once labelled as 'onkyo,' who have now been a primary driving force in contemporary improvisation for a full decade. Over that decade, these musicians have been responsible for some of the strongest and most radical work on Erstwhile, and Soba To Bara sits firmly in that lineage. Despite knowing each other for over a decade, Yoshida and Nakamura had never performed as a duo when they were asked to make a CD and perform a set in the AMPLIFY 2008 festival. They discussed how best to approach this, and their idea was to record solo tracks separately, overdub them 'blindly' without hearing the other, and then spend time listening to the results before performing the concert. However, they were so satisfied with how powerful and seemingly synchronized the overlapped solos were that they decided that they wanted that to be the release. The traditional Japanese feel of the digipak was created by the very talented Tokyo designer Yasuo Totsuka, built around the kanji characters for 'Soba to Bara' and the package also contains Japanese-only liner notes by Yoshida and Nakamura."