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ARTIST
TITLE
Cells #5
FORMAT
Cassette

LABEL
CATALOG #
SAUNA 064CS SAUNA 064CS
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/15/2021

Atsuko Hatano is a contemporary classical viola player who works with electronics to add textures and layers to her sound. Located in Tokyo, Japan, she is a commanding instrumentalist and composer who constructs innovative compositions with strings and layered electronics. Cells #5 is an orchestral collection and sequel to her previous album Cells #2 which will also be released on cassette via Important Records' Cassauna label. Cells #5 required three years to complete and the work features the artist's signature methodology where the instrumental performances are gradually enveloped by multiple layers of a string orchestration. When not playing solo, Atsuko is extremely active recording, collaborating and playing live with Jim O'Rourke, Eiko Ishibashi, Mocky, and many more acts. Atsuko Hatano- violin, viola, cello, contrabass, piano (track 1), xylophone, oscillator and chorus. Guest musicians: Eiko Ishibashi - piano, marimba, vibraphone; Yuko Ikoma - accordion; Natsumi Kudo - horn, flugelhorn; Icchie - trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet; Tatsuhisa Yamamoto - snare drum. Composed and mixed by Atsuko Hatano. Mastered by Jim O'Rourke. Cover by Saskia Griepink.