STONE DRUM AVANTGARDISM by JIGEN

SKU124837
ArtistJIGEN
TitleSTONE DRUM AVANTGARDISM
Label^ ^
Catalog #^ ^ 01
Genre
ReleaseW 30 - 2022
FormatVinyl - EULP
 € 31,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. 残像
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/a1.mp3
  2. 番勝負対右弦
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/a2.mp3
  3. 番勝負対左弦音無
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/a3.mp3
  4. 番勝負対半月百聞
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/a4.mp3
  5. 狭廷
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/b1.mp3
  6. 狂雲刀残庖
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/b2.mp3
  7. 五番勝負対次弦狂雲斎
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/b3.mp3
  8. 無闇
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/b4.mp3
  9. 無闇
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/_/_01_stone_drum_avantgardism/b5.mp3

Description

Kitchen sink Scuzz n' Bass from 1998 Tokyo. Existing somewhere between Drum n Bass, Musique Concrète, Free Jazz and Noise, Jigen (aka Taro Nijikama) ran the cult Shi-Ra-Nui imprint and was a lynchpin of Tokyo's underground music scene, working as much behind the scenes as in front of them.

There is an inherent grit to the work on display here. Jazz-inflected drums, echoing bells, dissonant flutes, and haunting piano work coarsely interact with skipping breaks and industrial atmospherics, punctuated by tense gasps of silence. Samples disintegrate and reappear, creating a kind of elliptical narrative, and the 9 tracks here perhaps trigger a disorienting sense of dèjá vu.

Originally released on CD by Shi-Ra-Nui in 1998, Double Circumflex is proud to present the first officially licensed reissue of Stone Drum Avantgardism by Jigen and introduces the prescient sound of Shi-Ra-Nui for deeper excavation into its shadowy fissures. Mastered and cut with maximum precision by Beau Thomas at Teneightseven.

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