Monday, November 5, 2007

Takehisa Kosugi - Catch-Wave



"Takehisa Kosugi is without doubt one of the most important and influential figures of the Japanese avant-garde still performing into the 21st Century. Over the years he has worked with everyone from John Cage to Sonic Youth as well as being an active member of the Fluxus group and starting his own performance units Group Ongaku and the Taj Mahal Travellers. Catch-Wave, originally released in 1975, features on side A "an excerpt from a meta-media solo improvisation" utilizing heavily-processed violin, voice, radio and oscillators (the latter modified via wind and light) to create a massive drone. Side B is "a triple performance by a solo vocalist" where a vocal phrase is taken and electronically modified until it loses any meaning other than as part of the wave form. Limited edition of 300 copies." ~ Second Layer Records

Recorded Date: September 16, 17, 1974

Tracklisting:

01 Mano-Dharma '74 (26:35)
02 Wave Code #E-1 (22:31)