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Double LP version. "Aki Tsuyuko may be best known on this side of the planet as the voice for Nobukazu Takemura, but she has been making her own music quietly and unassumingly for the last few years. Tsuyuko's own music is subdued, and more introspective that what is expected from the current generation of Japanese electronic music. Instead of the sample-crazed, cartoon-pitched high speed cacophony of say, someone like Space Ponch, the sound of
is rooted in more organic sounds. Fender Rhodes, disconnected flutes, slow melodies, and an Ash Ra sense of space. If anything,
sounds like the afterhour extrapolations of a chanteuse who thinks everyone's gone home for the evening." Previously issued on Childisc in Japan.
is a collection of musical and visual short stories, written, performed, and drawn by Aki Tsuyuko. This is the first in a series of books that Thrill Jockey will be releasing, with upcoming artists in the series including Daniel Higgs and Thomas Campbell. In her late teens, Tsuyuko discovered and was influenced by Eric Satie's piano pieces. She began to play these pieces on electronic organ, interpreting them in her own way. It was through this process that Tsuyuko got into her own music and composition. In the mid 90's, she sent her music to Nobukazu Takemura, which lead to release of her music and years of collaboration between the two musicians. Tsuyuko has performed around the world singing and playing keyboards, and also creating video art and clay animation for their performances. Aki Tsuyuko has performed with Tortoise, Sonic Youth, Jim O'Rourke, Brokeback, Yo La Tengo, and Arto Lindsay." Packaged in a 48-page hardcover book.
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