Tokyo 77 = George Budd, Rick Cox, Thomas Newman, Chas Smith. "Tokyo 77 survey an electro-acoustic terrain haunted by a dark beauty. Exploring the intersections of New Music and Free Improvisation, they come armed with a complex assortment of instruments both conventional -- piano, violin, alto sax and unconventional -- Budd Box (a melange of wood and metal pieces attached to a resonator), prepared guitar (an electric guitar whose strings are braided with metal strips and then played with sponges and glass slides), as well as the Pez-eater and Guitarzilla (unique, hand-crafted sound generators fabricated by master instrument maker Chas Smith). Collectively and in real-time, Tokyo 77 take us on a journey through a soundscape of fleeting sonic images, of shifting textures and densities, of half-remembered thoughts, of mysterious voices speaking to us in tongues we cannot recognize yet whose meaning we grasp. Intriguingly matrixed by a hushed stillness at its core, Tokyo 77 present us with a music which is a provocative, introspective, and elusive union of opposites."