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Weather
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2CD

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PCD 5649%2F50 PCD 5649/50
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RELEASE DATE
2/4/2002

"Collection of erstwhile (Chicago ca. 1998) in form, yet modern in presentation Japanese artists running amok amidst the presence of scenester Atsushi Sasaki (Headz/Fader magazine, also he of the late/lamented Meme label). Two themed disc-selections, one all-instrumental (Songs, mostly Gastr-Del-Tortoise leaning ensembles), one vocal groups (Voices, ditto, far more mainstream J-Pop sensibilities, Stereolab). Standouts: Potoratch's short vocal & drum plunderphonic etude, Minamo's drone followed by imperceptible clicking fading up into punch-in/out edits, GROUP's extended guitar and electronics rustler, Tujiko Noriko's (Mego connection, pay attention...) pained laptop-concréte warbler. Curious mix of straight up live-band dynamics and newfound experimental technological interventions and avenues (VST Plugins, seemingly everywhere, live to glass recording methods, software compression/maximization). It's your duty to listen now, for the future. Soft, mostly." -- Hrvatski.