ATAK008 Keiichiro Shibuya+Norbert Moslang+Toshimaru Nakamura
13 august 2006 released.
A very strong collaboration by three leading artists in the forefront of digital, noise and improvisation world music scene.
In addition to 7 collaboration tracks, this disc premieres 6 pieces of the individual artists. Stability or instability, digital but analog, human body and computer as a player.
Here is a new form of the complex and the kinetic sound.
The exceptional trio of Keiichiro Shibuya(computer, keyboard), Toshimaru Nakamura(No-input mixing board, electric guiter, etc), Norbert Moslang(electronics), now the new album is released.
This disc is of the session during their tour to Japan, Swiss sound artists joined session, ATAK NIGHT 2, in Tokyo this March and later intensively elaborated in postproduction.
This disc is to be called a true collaboration.
Moslang uses his original infrared equipments to create an unexplored, high-detailed sound.
Besides, Nakamura has been always flying around the top of the improvisation world and Shibuya is a founder of ATAK, the most strategic and conceptual sound art label.
There is no easy sound. Imagine how high-dense sound the three virtuosos produce together.
The folds of microscopic sound and the sonorite continues to crash and polish at the same time.
It is not an additive performance or improvisation, however.
It is the change and the challenge by the music alchemy
This disc also includes two solo pieces by each performer.
Having the aesthetic of modulation and extinction, the new tracks of Toshimaru Nakamura provides us an wonderful time.
The tracks of Keiichiro Shibuya derive from the third term music theory, his recent collaboration study with Takashi Ikegami,
a complexity science scholar. However, Shibuya seems to avoid translation of the theory into music, but generates only the superb sounds as a result of the alchemic process.
As if a moment differentiated, it’s brilliant this time is invisible.
Kazunao Abe (art director of Yamaguchi Communication Art Museum [YCAM])