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Shibatetsu

Plastic Pneuma

hitorri-992
CD
Limited edition of 500
Out on March 13, 2016
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)


  1. Etude #11: Bending Wah-wah (with Cover) (1:55)
  2. Etude #37: Finger Cuttings in Long Hight Tones (2:18)
  3. Etude #23; Beat Sounds (with the Other Keyboard Harmonica) (2:50)
  4. Etude #29: Beat Sounds (with Voice) (2:52)
  5. Etude #36: Mouth Tremolo (2:49)
  6. Etude #16: 15 Seconds (2:09)
  7. Etude #46: Dog of Metal Cluster (1:07)
  8. Etude #33: Introduction to Yodetakaha (1:18)
  9. Etude #03: Hose & Breath (2:01)
  10. Etude #12: Hose (2:07)
  11. Etude #24: Melody (with 2 Keyboard Harmonicas) (3:03)
  12. Etude #26: Poco Accel. (2:14)
  13. Etude #16: Exhale & Inhale (1:43)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 5
    mp3 excerpt: track 9
    mp3 excerpt: track 13

Shibatetsu: keyboard harmonicas

Recorded by Chihei Hatakeyama at Ftarri, Tokyo, June 8, 2013
Mixed and mastered by Chihei Hatakeyama
Artwork by Machiko Suenari
Photo by Shibatetsu
Design by Hideto Maezawa


Shibatetsu was born in Tokyo in 1959. Since the 1980s he has been active as a piano and keyboard harmonica player, improviser, and composer. This album is made up of his improvisational performances on keyboard harmonica. Each of the 13 tunes, recorded in 2013, are about 1-3 minutes in length (total time, 28 minutes 26 seconds). The keyboard harmonica's distinctive quality is its simple, comfortable tone, and from this instrument Shibatetsu's technique and sensitivity create amazingly varied sound textures, and striking melodies even amid abstractness.


Last updated: February 26, 2016

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