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Texas Vino 05:21
Bloom 06:58
Dew 05:45
Lotus solo 06:26


"Light and reflective... perfect for moments of cleansing and contemplation." - brainwashed

"In a word, wow! Without question, one of my favorite records this year." - The Other Music

Yoshio Machida is a Tokyo based transboundary sound & visual artist. For his 4th CD, he presents his first-ever set of "acoustic" improvisations using Steel Pans with no electronic processing. Steel Pan's mystic tone which was born in Trinidad and Tobago, a country in the southern Caribbean Sea can be often listened in the latin covered pieces. But this was made from a different perspective. As you could know the process that he changed to use the instrument, gong which was used in his sound collage work based on field-recording to Steel Pan, the impression of this album is like ambient, minimal music or traditional indian music which he inspired.
The music on this album is unlike fugue, gamelan or Tintinnabulation proposed by Arvo Part. It features over-dubbed minimal improvised phrases that create unique random delay like effects, somewhat reminiscent of wind bell sounds. And there is a piece inspired by the milestone of Minimalism, Erik Satie's Vexations, and also a strangely wonderful drone piece created solely from Steel Pan rolls. Like his previous album, the theme of the album is flowers, and the clear sounds of the Steel Pan are sure to treat you with an ambient, meditative and relaxing listening experience.

「スチールパンの新しい旅。」 細野晴臣(ソトコト06年7月号)
「ドリーミーな傑作。」 松山晋也(CDジャーナル06年7月号)



released July 2, 2006

Yoshio Machida: Steelpans


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Amorfon Tokyo, Japan

Amorfon is a borderless/experimental music label founded by a Japanese composer / Steelpan player Yoshio Machida in 2004 in Tokyo. Our aim is cross cultural synergy.

アモルフォンは、2004年に美術家/音楽家、スティールパン奏者町田良夫が設立したボーダーレスな音楽レーベルです。"cross cultural synergy" (異文化間の相乗効果)をテーマに、実験音楽 - 音響系 - エレクトロニカ - ポストロック - ワールド - 現代音楽などのジャンルにまたがる、またはジャンルにあてはめることができないような音楽をフォーカスしています。
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