Genre/Influences: Experimental, Electro-Acoustic, Noise.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Japanese sound engineer & -performer plus label owner Kazuya Ishigami strikes back with a new opus, which this time has been released by the American label Dada Drumming.
Content: “Mind Liberation” features 2 tracks, which each lead you into a sonic turmoil for nearly 29 minutes. The work is a sonic collage, mixing dark atmospheres with different noises. It’s a dark universe of sounds, which are progressively evolving into a soundscape of Noise. Both tracks are clearly into improvisation.
+ + + : Kazuya Ishigami is holding on some sound formula from the ‘Japanese Noise school’, which he intermixed with a very own style. It’s a sonic labyrinth wherein the Ambient touch makes the work more accessible. This album is appealing for lovers of Experimental music and reminds me of the ‘anti-music’ approach from 80s experimentalists. The digipak format of the CD looks pretty cool.
– – – : This work remains a challenging listening, which is clearly meant for an experienced audience. I already heard more convincing works from this artist.
Conclusion: Kazuya Ishigami remains an artist for extreme souls, but always has something intriguing.
Best songs: “Mind Liberation 1 – Anger, Sadness, Apathy”.
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