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ARTIST
TITLE
Contact
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ERST 054CD ERST 054CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/27/2009

"Keith Rowe and Sachiko M are two of the most pivotal and crucial musicians in experimental music today. Contact marks their first meeting as a duo, consisting of their complete unedited sessions, both live and studio. Rowe and Sachiko have primarily travelled parallel paths over the last decade, occasionally intersecting. They both recorded crucial duo CDs with Toshi Nakamura in 2000-2001, first Sachiko with Do, then Keith soon after with Weather Sky. In 2004, they both took part in the 230 minute long quartet set documented on ErstLive 005, along with Nakamura and Otomo Yoshihide. In September 2008, Rowe played four sets in three nights in the AMPLIFY 2008: light festival in Tokyo. The festival marked Rowe's fourth trip to Japan in his 40+ year career, and the primary purpose behind his visit was to record in duo for the first time with Sachiko. Contact contains the full unedited sessions from these two widely admired musicians who have deeply respected each other for the last decade. The two CDs include the full AMPLIFY 2008: light performance, along with three additional pieces recorded in the same room two days later. Contact covers a range of approaches over its two hour length, with the common factor being the always impeccable touch of these two gifted artists. The outside three panels of the digipak are a white on black drip painting from Rowe, one of a series of six, two others of which can be seen on the CDs themselves."