Ftarri / Hitorri

Ftarri Christmas

Numbered limited edition of 30
Out on December 25, 2014
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Performed and recorded by Tomoe Takizawa (1-3) and Hikaru Yamada (4-6)

  1. Nami (Sazanami) (15:52)
  2. Tac 1 (6:31)
  3. Tac 4 (6:11)
  4. Radio, RX-8, GT-6 (15:28)
  5. RX-8, GT-6 Wood (5:52)
  6. RX-8, GT-6 Dub (12:32)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 4
    mp3 excerpt: track 6

Tomoe Takizawa: radio-cassette recorder (1), drum machine (1), microphone (1), piano (2), guitar (3)
Hikaru Yamada: radio (4), Yamaha RX-8 (4-6), Boss GT-6 (4-6), Zoom 505 II (4), Audio-Technica AT-PMX5P (4, 6)

Tracks 1-3 recorded by Tomoe Takizawa at her house on November 22, 2014 (1), and in 2009 (2, 3)
Tracks 4-6 recorded by Hikaru Yamada at his house in 2006 (5) and 2007 (4, 6)
Tracks 2 and 3 originally released on Tomoe Takizawa's cassette tape Tachyon (2009)
Artwork and design by Cathy Fishman

Four of the 6 tracks on this disc (3 by Hikaru Yamada and 1 by Tomoe Takizawa) comprised the CD-R that was given to all who attended "Ftarri Christmas," an event held at Ftarri on December 18, 2014. The other 2 are newly added tracks by Takizawa.

Tomoe Takizawa released the album Watashi, Kona ni Natte in 2014 and has been gaining much attention as a singer-songwriter. But she is also an improviser of intense individuality. In each of her 3 tracks--2 recorded on her first cassette tape, Tachyon, and a new work recorded in November 2014--we catch glimpses of her extraordinary power. Hikaru Yamada is currently active as an alto sax player, but his sax career actually started after 2010. The works on this disc were created with a drum machine in 2006-7, before he started performing as a sax player. This singular album allows us to experience a lesser-known aspect of each of these artists' music. Numbered limited edition of 30.

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