• LP
  • Recommended
  • Back In

Sakan & Senju

  • Cat No: LEJEP003
  • 2020-10-30


LP 2950 JPY

IKU SAKANと千住宗臣のコラヴォレーションがJAPAN BLUESのレーベル〈LES EDITIONS JAPONAIS〉からアナログリリースされました。大阪で生まれた音楽の記録。

HONEST JON'SやTHE TRILOGY TAPES等とも仕事をしながら、民謡、歌謡から実験音楽まで、日本の音楽をオルタナティヴな感覚で紹介し、イギリスで活動してきたJAPAN BLUESことHOWARD WILLIAMSのレーベル〈LES EDITIONS JAPONAIS〉の新作ニューリリース!現在帰国してYPY日野浩志郎ともスタジオをシェアしている、(ベルリン以前の)SAKANくんと、後にPARA、 ウリチパン群、ボアダムス、DCPRGはじめ多くのプロジェクトで活躍するドラム千住宗臣のとのコラヴォレーション。2003年と2004年に録音され、15枚のみハンドメードで配られた幻の音源。(そのウチの一枚は日本を訪れていたカールハインツ・シュトックハウゼンの手に渡ったそう)パーカッションと、LOW-FIな電子楽器、カスタム楽器、エフェクターやサンプラーを駆使しながら民族音楽とミニマル・ミュージックに影響を受けた様なユニークなサウンド。木版画やヴィンテージな金属製の版、校正機を使ったアートワークを展開しているロンドンのWALDEN PRESSによるクラフトボードを使ったアートワークもすごく良い。 (サイトウ)

"I want to be the pure goodness of the human heart to battle against the evil wills in this world” - John Coltrane, 1966 Tokyo press conference.

Iku Sakan, in 2004, co-produced 15 copies of a handmade CDr with Muneomi Senju and handed a copy to Karlheinz Stockhausen, in Tokyo for his last festival appearance in Japan - this release is the vinyl version of that CDr. In 2010 Sakan started playing steel drum at Görlizer Park, Berlin, and later met Tori Kudo in Japan to occasionally collaborate with Maher Shalal Hash Baz.

Performing in the Berlin DIY / noise / improv scene, from 2014-2016 Sakan started work in his home studio, culminating in three releases in 2017 - the tapes Human Wave Music (Natural Sciences); Cepheidian (Planet Almanac); and LP Prism in Us All (Japan Blues); in 2018, a tape on Atlantic Rhythms, Bloom Strings. After that, he released a 51 minute opus, Life Signs In Staccatissimo, on Open Hand Real Flames. A new work is due, on a compilation EP on Workshop.

He has played with Sun Araw, Anders Lauge Meldgaard, Pekka Airaksinen, Günter Schickert, and Damo Suzuki, among others, and currently co-runs the music studio ICECREAM MUSIC in Osaka, with Koshiro Hino (YPY/goat), and sound engineer Bunsho Nishikawa.

"Sakan in 2017 has finally exposed us to his singular sound, could be krautrock, certainly spiritual - but thankfully – un-definable." – Japan Blues

[Of Prism In Us All] ‘one of those records that so simply and directly articulates something magical, that you feel you should give up making records’ – Bass Clef

Muneomi Senju played drums in the Boredoms and Urichipangoon, he has also performed with Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, Merzbow, Otomo Yoshihide, EP-4, Keigo Oyamada (aka Cornelius), Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, Damo Suzuki and Jim O'Rourke. He composes soundtracks, remixes, and compositions for theatre (Rimini Protokoll), fashion shows (Issey Miyake), and TV commercials.

'Green Journey' - voice, kalimba, cardboard box, shakers build a hypnotic anxiety,

‘Santoor’ – a cathedral raga leads us into a frenetic freak out,.

‘Senpuuki’ – a meditative Spaghetti Western, down Dusseldorf way.

LP comes housed in silk screened artwork courtesy of Walden Studios.

Back to List


fold the sound player