Some call it sound-art, new music, research sounds, acoustic experimentations or liminal sounds, we just call them Pepite, golden nuggets: tips on sound research, precious bits of our programming. Each week we select few Pepite and highlight them into our free from streaming.
This week our golden nuggets are coming directly from Japan:
Alas by Nobara Hayakawa
Alas is taken from Trail an EP by Colombian-born Japanese musician Nobara Hayakawa. The tracks on the EP are a bundle of experimental shoegaze electronica sketches recorded for different projects using computers, acoustic instruments and voice — together they project a journey back in time.
Straktizim by Legofriendly
This track is taken from Legofriendly's album Egg Beater. The LP is filled with densely layered sounds, percussive textures and unexpected angular melodies, resulting playful, yet also a bit mischievous. Straktizm is the last track on the album and it is a slight, almost gravity-defying tilt-back and chill-out tune with an open ending that leaves only the sound of buzzing Tokyo.
Untitled 5 - Untitled 6 by Kumiko Okamura
Kumiko Okamura is a self-proclaimed broken composer and accident life player. Her MDDA album from which those tracks are taken from, is a collection of improvised first-takes recorded onto four-track tape, full of elegy, poetry and violence: a dream-world that does not serve to prevent, but rather to invite, shock.