Limited edition of 250
Out on August 4, 2022
Seijiro Murayama: cymbal, hi-hat, bass drum, snare, voice, objects
Recorded by Jernej Babnik Romaniuk (1-5) at the Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, January 10, 2022, and by Seijiro Murayama (6, 7) at the Studio Asylum, KUD Mreža, Ljubljana, January 2022
Mastered by Taku Unami
Photo by Gianpaolo Arena
© 2022 All images courtesy of Gianpaolo Arena
Design by Cathy Fishman
Seijiro Murayama is a drummer/percussionist and improviser/composer who lives in Paris. His first CDs on Ftarri's three labels (Hitorri, Ftarri and Meenna) came out in 2009, and he has since released a total of 12 solo, duo, trio and quartet albums on Ftarri labels. Of the solo albums, the first was Downdate (2017), followed by The Empire of Slip of the Tongue (2018) and mi-tai (2020). While Downdate and The Empire of Slip of the Tongue are electro-acoustic works, mi-tai is an album of improvisation with percussion and voice.
This album is Murayama's fourth solo release on the Hitorri label. Like the preceding album, it's a compilation of improvisational performances. The seven tracks (each between 4 and 11 minutes long) were recorded in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in January 2022. Murayama uses instruments including cymbal, bass drum, snare drum, voice, and various small objects. Along with the previous work (mi-tai), this album is an ideal introduction to Murayama's boundlessly original and distinctive work as an improviser.
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