Ftarri / Meenna

Straytone / Yui Nakamura / Takashi Masubuchi / Masahide Tokunaga

A Crescent and Moonflowers

Limited edition of 300
Out on September 25, 2016
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Three Men at Night (29:21)
  2. And Then There Were Four with a Whispering Woman (28:24)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 1)
    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 2)
    mp3 excerpt: track 2 (part 1)
    mp3 excerpt: track 2 (part 2)

Straytone: modular synthesizer
Yui Nakamura: voice (only on track 2)
Takashi Masubuchi: guitar
Masahide Tokunaga: alto saxophone

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, June 5, 2016
Recorded and mastered by Taku Unami
Sleeve design by Takashi Masubuchi

The musicians who appeared in the concert at Ftarri, Tokyo, on June 5, 2016, were young improvisers active in the Tokyo area: Straytone (modular synthesizer), Yui Nakamura (voice), Takashi Masubuchi (guitar), and Masahide Tokunaga (alto sax). Three of the musicians (without Nakamura) performed the first set, followed by all four. Each set was a little less than 30 minutes long. This CD consists of those two sets. In both of these superb performances, an indescribable feeling of unity was produced, while at the same time each musicians' individuality was elucidated in their sounds. This excellent album offers a view of the improvised music scene of today and tomorrow.

Last updated: September 25, 2016

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