compiled by Nicholas D. Kent
email: ndkent "at" optonline.net
Last updated 00.6.30
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Come To My Bedside (* PCD-1473)
Supergas (* PCD-1474)
all rereleased by P-VINE in 1999 on CD
99.9.25 Blues Interactions/Bleach YTPR-5805
Yann Tomita is the producer for an album of Pardon Kimura's compositions. He
works in a tropical style with experimental sound collage, music and narration
quite in keeping with what Tomita is up to. suGar from Buffalo Daughter plays guitar on 2 tracks.
Jerry Leibowitz: (One of my favorites.) Futuristic techno. Cinematic. Slight ambient flavor. Great blend of electronics with samplings of traditional instruments sequenced. Has a very ethnic feel, much the way that Tsuchiya's Rice Music had. Basically all instrumental. The players are: Masashi Kitamura, Haruhiko Tsuda, Akira Hanamato, Kunihito Shi-Ina, Hiroshi Ishibata, Shinsuke Ito, Thomas Hojnacki, Tetsuo Furudate, Masahiro Minowa.
Jerry Leibowitz writes: This is an ambient,"experimental" album using a Fairlight CMI, PPG Wave, Yamaha DX-7, CX-5. Random ambient tones generated by computer accessing the above equipment. Nothing special here. Kokubo is obviously a Morton Subotnik fan.
NK: I think this is remembered for having a final track of a data dump of the Yamaha music computer. You could load it and run a program if you had one.
Kuroyuri Shimai (=Sisters of the Black Lilly) are a sort or Gothic band (as opposed to Goth). Their first album has the most pop roots. Has synths. Eclectic. Fine melodies and performances.
*Very* Gothic. Includes some Bach arrangements. Lovely, dark and spooky. By now there are no longer any clear pop connections in the music.
Not much in the way of electronics, but fantastic Gothic style music, sort of in the realm of Dead Can Dance and Popol Vuh. Atmospheric sound. Dark and beautiful. Lux Aeterna = Eternal Light
Don't quite understand the name change but this is the same duo as Kuroyuri Shimai (The Black Lilly Sisters). I do notice that all but one cut is one or the other of the duo, not both together. Superb material. Less dark than the live album, but very rich in sound. Haven't heard anything from either of them since.
98.10.1 Neosite/Sony ESCB 1910
popular eclectic release by this hard to categorize duo. I guess they'd sort of be the Shibuya sound, closer to Cornelius, not that they are terribly similar. Well produced pop stuff with inventive arrangements. Synths are all over but I wouldn't consider it full of synth thrills
(@)99.2.27 NeOSITE CD5 single: ESCB 1956
clever rock with synths
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