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Tetuzi Akiyama / Magnus Granberg / Henrik Olsson

Whose Words?

Limited edition of 300
Out on December 31, 2017
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Words (9:55)
  2. No Words (10:51)
  3. Knowing (11:18)
  4. Saying (8:50)
  5. Ask in Vain (10:54)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 3
    mp3 excerpt: track 4
    mp3 excerpt: track 5

Tetuzi Akiyama: acoustic guitar
Magnus Granberg: clarinet
Henrik Olsson: percussion, contact microphones, mixing board, loudspeakers

Recorded by Andreas Werliin at Studio Summa, Stockholm, November 12, 2013
Mixed and mastered by Anders Dahl
Caover art by Emmy Rotsman

Guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama is an influential improviser who performs inside and outside Japan and has numerous CD releases on Japanese and overseas labels. The five tracks on this CD are improvisational performances by the trio of Akiyama and Swedish musicians Magnus Granberg and Henrik Olsson, studio-recorded when Akiyama visited Stockholm in November 2013. Magnus Granberg is active as a composer through projects such as his own ensemble, Skogen, and as an improviser using mainly the clarinet. Percussionist Henrik Olsson incorporates non-instrument objects, electronics and other elements in creating new types of sonic resonance. On this CD, Akiyama uses acoustic guitar; Granberg, clarinet; and Olsson, percussion, contact microphones, mixing board and loudspeakers. Each musician plays quietly and calmly, as if carefully selecting each sound he produces. These exquisitely spun sounds overlap and sometimes pause for breath.

Last updated: December 8, 2017

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