Ftarri / Hitorri

Yuma Takeshita

on a rainy day

(Ftarri 7th Anniversary Vol. 2)

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.)

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  6. pour down (3:34)
  7. sun shower (5:11)
  8. after the rain (3:53)

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Yuma Takeshita: electro-bass

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Yuma Takeshita at his home, June 21, 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 second CD is a solo album by Yuma Takeshita. Born in Osaka in 1982, Takeshita relocated in 2011 to Tokyo, where he still resides. Playing a modified electric bass with small self-made electronic devices attached to the body—he calls the instrument an "electro-bass," and just looking at it is fun—Takeshita produces not only the bass's original sound but also various electronic sounds in his highly original improvisational performances. In 2017, he released the duo CD Occurrence, Differentiation with Toshimaru Nakamura.

This album is comprised of 8 tracks 3-6 minutes each, recorded by Takeshita at his home in June 2019. He plays simple melodies using the bass’s original sound, over which he strews various sustained and short electronic noises. This outstanding work displays a uniquely Takeshita-like combination of melody and noise, as well as superb musicality.

Last updated: September 13, 2019

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