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Tetuzi Akiyama / Ryotaro Miyasaka

Odd Jobs Are the High Road of Work

Limited edition of 200
Out on September 4, 2022
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  1. (31:34)
  2. (39:42)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2

Tetuzi Akiyama: electric guitar
Ryotaro Miyasaka: percussion

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, February 8, 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 here (31 and 39 minutes respectively) were recorded at Akiyama's duo concert with percussionist Ryotaro Miyasaka at Ftarri on February 8, 2021.

Born in 1995, percussionist Ryotaro Miyasaka lives in Tokyo. In this concert he placed numerous percussion instruments on the floor--snare drum, bongos, cymbal, tambourine, bell, cowbell, etc.--and picked up one instrument at a time to produce various sounds. Akiyama played electric guitar and fired off a series of spiky, noisy sounds. The contrast between myriad colorful, dry percussion sounds and abstract guitar noise makes for an exquisite performance.

Last updated: September 2, 2022

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