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Tetuzi Akiyama / Leo Okagawa

Metaphor of Metamorphosis

Limited edition of 200
Out on September 4, 2022
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    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2

Tetuzi Akiyama: electric guitar
Leo Okagawa: electronics

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, June 21, 2021
Recorded by Ftarri
Mastered by Toshimaru Nakamura
Artwork by Shigeo Mizuta
Design by Cathy Fishman

This is one in a trilogy of live recordings made at Ftarri, Tokyo, documenting some of guitarist/improviser Tetuzi Akiyama's outstanding performances of 2021. The CD releases feature covers drawn by artist Shigeo Mizuta. The two tracks on this CD, each around 25 minutes in length, were recorded at Akiyama's duo concert with electronics player Leo Okagawa at Ftarri on June 21, 2021.

Okagawa is known for releases on overseas labels of many collage works using environmental sounds, noise and so on. He's also a gifted improviser on electronics. There's a highly effective contrast between Okagawa's sound, comprised mainly of static sustained tones, and the sound produced by Akiyama's electric guitar, which is dynamic and hard-edged and has a psychedelic feeling.

Last updated: September 2, 2022

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