Ftarri / Hitorri

Leo Okagawa

in the quiet room

(Ftarri 7th Anniversary Vol. 1)

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. (28:30)
  2. (25:12)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2

Leo Okagawa: electronics

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, January 6, 2019 (1) and June 15, 2019 (2)
Recorded and mastered by Leo Okagawa
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 first CD is a solo album by Leo Okagawa, a musician who creates collages with environmental sounds, analog noise and electronics. Okagawa has released recordings on CD and cassette tape, as well as digitally, on overseas labels including Glistening Examples (U.S.), NoiseUp, (Czech Republic), and Falt (France). Since 2017 he has also been active as an improviser on electronics, performing mainly in Tokyo.

This CD consists of two electronics solos (28 min. 30 sec. & 25 min.) performed in concert at Ftarri in January and June of 2019. Though improvised, the performances show careful attention to the arrangement of strong/weak and long/short sounds and the combination of multiple sounds, creating a superb overall structure. The album vividly demonstrates Okagawa's rich musical artistry.

Last updated: September 13, 2019

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