Chee Shimizu + Miku-Mari
- Cat No: ESP030
DISCO SESSION, ORGANIC MUSICのCHEE CHIMIZUと即興演奏家のmiku-mariのセッションが〈ESP INSTITUTE〉からアナログリリース！
Forest Limitで不定期に開催されている実験的なオーディオ／ビジュアル・イベント「Sacrifice」で頻繁にコラボレーションを行い、2018年には日本唯一のアンビエント・フェスティヴァル「Camp Off-Tone」への出演依頼をきっかけに、Cheeはmiku-mariはハイブリッドな即興パフォーマンス・ユニットに発展したユニットだそうです。じっくりどうぞ。 (サイトウ)
Obscure Sound chronicled his tastes in detail and has since become a sort of diggers bible for peers and younger generations. At the ESP Institute’s inception in 2009, Shimizu contributed two tracks to Lovefingers’ Concentration Vol 1 compilation as apéritifs to a later release. “Later” eventually became “forever” and the mythical piano track (appearing only as a demo on Golden Age and Dekmantel 061) is still, to this day, not ready for formal release. Skip a dozen years, musical interests and major life changes, and Chee has now unveiled something quite special in accordance with his Obscure Sound—rather than making new out of old rope, he presents a collaboration with Tokyo guitarist miku-mari a.k.a. Takahiro Matsumura. The artists frequently collaborate at the experimental audio/visual event, Sacrifice, held irregularly at Tokyo’s ForestLimit, and in 2018 when Chee was invited to DJ at Japan’s only Ambient festival Camp Off-Tone, he and miku-mari endeavored to expand these works into a 2-hour improvised performance. Chee collaged various percussion samples and personal field recordings utilizing four CDJs, supplementing with live windchimes and Andean chajchas, while miku-mari coupled a guitar-controlled synthesizer, Sound Tube software (developed by Japanese Ambient composer Hiroshi Yoshimura) and more live elements such as Tibetan bells and pyramid crystals. Rehearsals for this performance were held prior to the festival at ForestLimit, recorded as multi-tracks and edited into these two cerebral Reconstructions.