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the first title in yasunori saito’s exhaustive survey of the music of masayuki takayanagi via his jinya disc imprint... the arrival of these discs in the mms catalogue has been a long time in the making; extremely glad to have these seminal documents of free-scrape/noise-guitar crossover in stock !!!
this disc features takayanagi on solo “tabletop guitar” as recorded “aug 4, 1990 at ‘new direction for the arts, regular concert vol.69’ jean jean tokyo” - nothing at all like fred frith, keith rowe, or jim o’rourke’s experiments in the field; this is visceral, ominous music, full of disembodied clanks and ring-modulated whispers in a full-on haze-field of phasing/flanging sound.
of his later records, this is widely considered to be the “classic” .. (Mimaroglu)