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ErstLive 006
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CD

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EL 006CD EL 006CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/22/2008

"In September 2008, legendary guitarist Keith 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 first time he was able to work closely with so many Tokyo musicians on their home turf. As the only non-Japanese participant in the festival, Rowe took the opportunity to both move his aesthetic towards his collaborators (in the duo sets), as well as to make a strongly contrasting individual statement in his solo set, which he later titled 'Cultural Templates.' The first two of those four sets are now available in the ErstLive series: the premiere meeting of Rowe and Taku Unami and the aforementioned 'Cultural Templates,' Rowe's first solo set ever in Tokyo. The two sets from the final night of the festival, duos with Sachiko M and Toshimaru Nakamura, will be released in 2009, completing the tetralogy. Amplify 2008: light was an intense and deeply immersive experience for all who were lucky enough to be present, and quite a bit of that was attributable to Rowe's four sets, which will now be available for all to hear. The ErstLive series is an attempt to capture the uncapturable: unedited, unpolished concert recordings packaged in a template design using two colors chosen by the musicians involved, with a photo of the concert on the back inside cover."