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Kawashima, Makoto / Mochizuki Harutaka / Michel Henritzi: Chinmoku Wa Ishikure Ni Yadoru Bouryoku (Trost Records)

Evoking the passionate free improvisation of Kaoru Abe and influenced by Austrian poet Georg Trakl's "Nocturnal Song", the trio of Makoto Kawashima and Harutaka Mochizuki on alto saxophone and Michel Henritzi on lap steel & feedback recorded these three crepuscular works in separate locations, assembled by Henritzi into richly dreamlike and cathartic compositions.
 

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Makoto Kawashima-alto saxophone

Harutaka Mochizuki-alto saxophone

Michel Henritzi-lap steel, guitar feedback.


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UPC: 9120036683662

Label: Trost Records
Catalog ID: TROST 220CD
Squidco Product Code: 32863

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Tokyo, Japan; Shizuoka, Japan; Metz, France.

Mastered by Martin Siewert.

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"Inspired by Georg Trakl's "Nocturnal Song" and recorded in separate locations during lockdown 2021. The Japanese free music players Harutaka Mochizuki and Makoto Kawashima excite with their haunting play in the spirit of Kaoru Abe -- beautiful and sad and violent at the same time. The French lap steel guitarist Michel Henritzi mixes the pieces together, they float naturally into a melancholic but vibrant sound poem, evocating their ghosts, their desires, and feeling the mood of Trakl's poem, the dread of lonesome dark nights."-Trost


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"Though he has played the saxophone for just over 10 years, Makoto Kawashima has emerged as one of the most original improvisers in a new generation of Japanese players. His releases on his own Homosacer label as well as on this, his debut reveal a haunting and impassioned style of playing.

"Homo Sacer -- Sacred Human. Kawashima's sax is ripe with the spirit of Japanese free jazz, dwelling as it does between the violent and the beautiful. Kaoru Abe, Masayoshi Urabe, Takayuki Hashimoto, Harutaka Mochizuki... all of these altoists live in an area of personal expression rare in the world, one that feels like the body itself is being whittled away at. It feels like we have a new genius to add to that list." --Hideaki Kondo

-Black Editions Group (https://www.blackeditionsgroup.com/be006211-makoto-kawashima)
2/28/2024

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(望月治孝) is a Japanese free saxophonist and vocalist. He has been a member of Ogikubo Connection, and has released albums with guitarist Tomoyuki Aoki and vocalist Harutaka Mochizuki, and also a number of solo albums dating back to 2004.

-Squidco, Discogs.com 2/28/2024

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"Michel Henritzi - guitars, lapsteel, amp ...

From abstract blues to noise.

Performed and/or recorded with : Kumiko Karino, Junko (Hijokaïdan), Rinji Fukuoka, A Qui Avec Gabriel, Masayoshi Urabe, Chie Mukaï, Tamio Shiraishi, Mico K.Mical, Yukiko Nakamura, Yoko Higashi, Tetuzi Akiyama, Taku Sugimoto, Shin'ichi Isohata, Toshimaru Nakamura, Masafumi Ezaki, Ami Yoshida, Ito Atsuhiro, Jojo Hiroshige, Fumio Kosakai, Sei'ichi Yamamoto, Harutaka Mochiyuki, Makoto Kawashima, Tomoyuki Aoki (Up-tight), Akiko Hotaka, Ikuro Takahashi, Yuki Fuji & 231" (Sarry), Kiyoharu Kuwayama, Tetsuo Furudate, Ibuki Kuramochi, Dot.es, Eddie Marcon, Mattin, Bruce Russell, Miguel Prado, Ivar Grydeland, Jerome Noetinger, Luca Massolin, Quentin Dubost, Bruno Fernandes, Yves Botz, Thierry Delles, Delphine Dora, Xtof Sorro, Julien Louvet, Nicolas Moulin, Fergus Cullen, A (aka Greg Henrion), Kevin Le Quellec, Will Nurdin, Lise Barkas, Mathias Preuss, Noel Akchoté, Leandro Barzabal, Michael Morley, Delphine Dora, Aya Onishi & the Nihilist Spasm Band.

Member of : Dustbreeders (w. Yves Botz and Thierry Delles), Howlin'Ghost Proletarians (w. Fabrice Eglin), O Death Jug (w. Christophe Langlade), Electric Mud (w.Thierry Delles, Bastien Champenois), Dana Valser (w. Eva Fernandez and Christophe Langlade)

Concerts in : France, Japan, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Belgie, Neederland, Germany, Danemark, England and Ireland."

-Michel Henritzi Website (http://michelhenritzi.canalblog.com/archives/2012/10/29/5466398.html)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Taiyo No Maiso (21:52)

2. Tsuki No Kanashimi (10:35)

3. Kumo No Hikisaki (9:04)

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