Turntables & Computers
"Turntables & Computers is an uncut live recording of Otomo Yoshihide and Nobukazu Takemura performing an improvised live set at the Super Deluxe club in Roppongi, for the 'Space Invaded' event on March 29, 2003. This live album documents the first performance ever of these two world renowned musicians together, and the intense collision between the sounds of Otomo's turntables and Takemura's computers. The album has been mastered by Takemura himself." "A meeting between Otomo Yoshihide and Nobukazu Takemura might seem like an odd one to some and to others far overdue, because both artists are known for reaching to the extremes of their similar interests; both had early years of abusing turntables, both have used the computer as an assistant in creating very human music, whether it be tonal and melodic, or 'abstract', and both have adapted these investigations to ensembles of other musicians. In this way their paths can be seen as parallel, two lanes of traffic that, after taking detours, have finally converged into one lane, and compare maps. I like to think of the disc as the soundtrack to a car of the future: this one has two steering wheels, two sets of brakes and accelerators, and like Deep Purple said 'I want it! I need it!'." -- Jim O'Rourke.