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Taku Sugimoto and Moe Kamura

Live in Saritote

Limited edition of 500
Out on July 14, 2013
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Stairs [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (3:11)
  2. Choucho [music, traditional; words, Akitari Nomura; arrangement, Sugimoto] (0:54)
  3. An Angel Passes [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (1:49)
  4. Three Words [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura and Sugimoto] (1:19)
  5. A Chair 3 [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (1:18)
  6. Saritote [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (2:39)
  7. A Minor [music, Sugimoto; improvised melody, Kamura] -- Three Words (5:50)
  8. Because It Breezed [music, Sugimoto and Kamura; words, Kamura] (0:50)
  9. A Wind [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (1:04)
  10. Inner Muscle [music and words, Junichiro Tanaka] (0:26)
  11. A Chair 2 [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (1:57)
  12. Stay It Fragile [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (0:47)
  13. Fragile It, Stay [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (0:56)
  14. Vexations [music, Erik Satie; words, Ikuhiro Yamagata] (4:58)
  15. Inner Muscle [music and words, Junichiro Tanaka] (0:42)
  16. Ino-Shika-Chou [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (7:36)
  17. Sato-kun [music and words, Sugimoto, Kamura, and Ikeda] (1:43)
  18. Vexations [music, Erik Satie; words, Ikuhiro Yamagata] (1:17)
  19. Hitori de Sabishi [music and words, traditional; arrangement, Sugimoto; additional words, Kamura] (3:24)
  20. Macaroni [music, Kamura and Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (0:52)
  21. Sweet Melody A [music, Sugimoto; words, Kamura] (1:33)
  22. Ozouni Song [music, Sugimoto] (0:30)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 7
    mp3 excerpt: track 14
    mp3 excerpt: track 21

Taku Sugimoto and Moe Kamura
Taku Sugimoto: guitar, voice (2, 8, 17)
Moe Kamura: voice, guitar (1, 12, 13, 16, 22)

Takeshi Ikeda: percussion (13-22), voice (17)
Masafumi Ezaki: trumpet (3), voice (2)
Mitsuteru Takeuchi: flute (3), voice (2)

Tracks 1-3 recorded by Taku Sugimoto at Common Cafe, Osaka, May 7, 2010
Tracks 4-6 recorded by Taku Sugimoto at Mushibunko, Kurashiki, May 9, 2010
Tracks 7 and 8 recorded by Taku Sugimoto at Loop-Line, Tokyo, August 5, 2010
Tracks 9-12 recorded at Issue Project Room, New York, September 17, 2011
Tracks 13-15 recorded by Taku Unami at Colored Jam, Tokyo, May 9, 2011
Tracks 16 and 17 recorded by Taku Sugimoto at Gendai Heights, Tokyo, November 2, 2011
Tracks 18-22 recorded by Taku Unami at Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo, January 23, 2013

Edited and mastered by Taku Unami, Moe Kamura, and Taku Sugimoto
Design by Moe Kamura and Taku Sugimoto

This is a duo performance by composer-guitarist Taku Sugimoto and lyricist-vocalist Moe Kamura. These extremely simple songs and performances, including Kamura's whispery vocals, create a special world. The duo has two previous CD releases of about 10 minutes in length, but this is their first full album as well as their first live album. Most of the 22 songs, which were recorded in Japan and New York between 2010 and 2013, have music and lyrics by Sugimoto and Kamura. On some tracks Sugimoto contributes vocals and Kamura plays guitar. Percussionist Takeshi Ikeda also participates in the 10 songs in the second half; and Masafumi Ezaki (trumpet, vocal) and Mitsuteru Takeuchi (flute, vocal) are guest musicians on two of the songs.

Last updated: July 13, 2013

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