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Axel Dörner / Toshimaru Nakamura


Out on April 29, 2007
Purchase price in Japan: 2,000 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. nachhervor (25:50)
  2. vornachher (27:52)

    mp3 excerpt 1: track 1
    mp3 excerpt 2: track 1
    mp3 excerpt 3: track 2

Axel Dörner: trumpet
Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board

Recorded by Axel Dörner at Thomas Ankersmit's flat in Berlin, August 16, 2005
Mixed by Toshimaru Nakamura in Tokyo and Axel Dörner in Berlin
Mastered by Toshimaru Nakamura in Tokyo
Design by tanabemse
Packaged in a cardboard jacket

This is a duo album by trumpeter Axel Dörner, who is one of the leading artists on the Berlin improvised music scene, and no-input mixing board player Toshimaru Nakamura, who garners critical acclaim in the west as well as in Japan. Dörner's playing is far removed from conventional trumpet styles: he constructs his sound mainly from hissing noises, clicks and sputters. Nakamura spins out a delicate electronic sound using only the mixing board's internal feedback. At times they produce sounds one at a time; at others their sounds overlap; and at others, both are silent. The tension and structural power are stunning. A masterpiece. The album consists of two tracks, each over 25 minutes long, recorded in Berlin in August 2005.

Last updated: April 21, 2007

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