Ftarri / Hitorri


Catabolized Guitar Solo Nos. 1 to 3

(Ftarri 7th Anniversary Vol. 3)

Limited edition of 150
Out on September 15, 2019
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Catabolized Guitar Solo No. 1 (11:05)
  2. Catabolized Guitar Solo No. 2 (12:13)
  3. Catabolized Guitar Solo No. 3 (14:33)

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

Aoyama±: catabolized guitar

Recorded and mastered by Aoyama± at his home studio, Sagamihara, June 2019
Artwork and design by Cathy Fishman

Ftarri has released four CDs to commemorate the 7th anniversary (in August 2019) of the Ftarri shop in Suidobashi, Tokyo. This third CD is a solo album by Aoyama± (Aoyama Plus-Minus). Since 2018, Aoyama± has been playing an instrument called a catabolized guitar, an original modified instrument that he made by "changing the internal circuit wiring and transplanting or mixing electronic boards from other devices" on a Casio Digital Guitar sold in the 1980s.

This album contains three tracks 11 to 15 minutes long, recorded in his home studio in June 2019. The pieces differ greatly in style. The rich expressiveness of the eccentric and fascinating modified instrument captivates the listener. In creating these three very different works, Aoyama± displayed his superb musical artistry.

Last updated: September 13, 2019

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