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Makoto Oshiro / Yan Jun

A Rose with No Name (Sorry)

Limited edition of 200
Out on December 29, 2019
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. another rose is ok (22:33)
  2. another name is also ok (22:18)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2

Makoto Oshiro: objects
Yan Jun: feedback

Recorded at Yan Jun's residency studio (DAAD), Berlin, Germany, February 22, 2017
Mixed and mastered by Makoto Oshiro
Edited by Yan Jun

Tokyo-based sound artist and improviser Makoto Oshiro carries out live performances and installations in which he creates sound using self-made devices and remodeled pre-existing objects. Beijing-based musician/poet Yan Jun, one of the leading Chinese artists on the experimental/improvised music scene, creates music and produces installations freely utilizing electronics, field recordings and voice.

This album was studio-recorded on February 22, 2017, when Oshiro was visiting Berlin and Yan Jun was in that city on a long-term residency. The two tracks are about 22 minutes each. The instruments listed on the album cover are "objects" (Oshiro) and "feedback" (Yan Jun). The noises produced include clattering, rotation noise and sustained sound. In Track 1, various low-volume noises are sent forth in a calm and simple way throughout the piece; while in Track 2, numerous multi-layered noises cover the space and also produce intervals of high volume. This album is remarkable not just for the straightforward expression of each artist's musicality, but also for the superb collaboration achieved in the performances.

Last updated: February 5, 2020

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