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Patrick Shiroishi // I was too young to hear silence LP [BLACK/COLOR]

Patrick Shiroishi // I was too young to hear silence LP [BLACK/COLOR]

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In November 2023, saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi from Los Angeles, USA, will be joining American Dreams, an all-genre label based in Chicago.It is a record released from.

Contains 9 improvised songs for saxophone and glockenspiel. DL code included.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more American Dreams releases available at Tobira.

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Available on 12" black vinyl, 12" 'concrete' (grey) vinyl, or 12" 'sand' (beige) vinyl. 

Includes DL code.

tracklist:

  1. stand still like a hummingbird 03:52
  2. i almost said 03:15
  3. the soil that things grew from 02:11
  4. tule lake blues 06:55
  5. how will we get back to life again? 03:43
  6. rain, after running away 05:05
  7. is it possible to send promises backwards? 05:20
  8. hunting the eye of his own storm 05:13
  9. if only heaven would give me another ten years 04:06

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Text excerpt by American Dreams:

"A single saxophone, a glockenspiel, two microphones, a zoom recorder. These are the materials Patrick Shiroishi brought down with him late one night into the cavernous parking structure below a hot pot restaurant in Monterey Park. It was around 1:30AM; the spot was not too far from where Shiroishi grew up, a blank slate shown to him by his dear friend, Noah Klein. A vacant space for a new kind of collaboration—between saxophone and silence, between noise and reverberation, between negative space and self.

In a single, improvised take, Shiroishi recorded his third solo LP, I was too young to hear silence. The record plays like a stripped-down ode to its star instrument. Solo saxophone dazzles and cascades through tangible air, each note hugged and trailed by a lush, natural reverb. Each silence, of which there are many, feels deliberate, sustained, honored.

[...]

In describing the record, Shiroishi brings up Ma, the Japanese concept of negative space, or space in between. . Ma refers to the notion of negative space as a positive entity, rather than an absence of something else. The pauses between notes are not empty vacuums void of substance, but rather are full and present, valid contributions to a balanced composition. “The title [I was too young to hear silence] kind of refers to when I was younger…I would fill all the space with as many notes and as loud of volume as I could,” Shiroishi explains. “Not saying that there's any wrong way to play, but for me, after a while, I was confused with what I was trying to say.” There is a confidence to Silence, an assuredness to pausing. Silence leaves room for contemplation after each note. Nothing is hidden. “This is an honest record,” he says.”

Artist: Patrick Shiroishi

Label: American Dreams

CAT No.: 70ADR

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In November 2023, saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi from Los Angeles, USA, will be joining American Dreams, an all-genre label based in Chicago.It is a record released from.

Contains 9 improvised songs for saxophone and glockenspiel. DL code included.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more American Dreams releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Available on 12" black vinyl, 12" 'concrete' (grey) vinyl, or 12" 'sand' (beige) vinyl. 

Includes DL code.

tracklist:

  1. stand still like a hummingbird 03:52
  2. i almost said 03:15
  3. the soil that things grew from 02:11
  4. tule lake blues 06:55
  5. how will we get back to life again? 03:43
  6. rain, after running away 05:05
  7. is it possible to send promises backwards? 05:20
  8. hunting the eye of his own storm 05:13
  9. if only heaven would give me another ten years 04:06

++

Text excerpt by American Dreams:

"A single saxophone, a glockenspiel, two microphones, a zoom recorder. These are the materials Patrick Shiroishi brought down with him late one night into the cavernous parking structure below a hot pot restaurant in Monterey Park. It was around 1:30AM; the spot was not too far from where Shiroishi grew up, a blank slate shown to him by his dear friend, Noah Klein. A vacant space for a new kind of collaboration—between saxophone and silence, between noise and reverberation, between negative space and self.

In a single, improvised take, Shiroishi recorded his third solo LP, I was too young to hear silence. The record plays like a stripped-down ode to its star instrument. Solo saxophone dazzles and cascades through tangible air, each note hugged and trailed by a lush, natural reverb. Each silence, of which there are many, feels deliberate, sustained, honored.

[...]

In describing the record, Shiroishi brings up Ma, the Japanese concept of negative space, or space in between. . Ma refers to the notion of negative space as a positive entity, rather than an absence of something else. The pauses between notes are not empty vacuums void of substance, but rather are full and present, valid contributions to a balanced composition. “The title [I was too young to hear silence] kind of refers to when I was younger…I would fill all the space with as many notes and as loud of volume as I could,” Shiroishi explains. “Not saying that there's any wrong way to play, but for me, after a while, I was confused with what I was trying to say.” There is a confidence to Silence, an assuredness to pausing. Silence leaves room for contemplation after each note. Nothing is hidden. “This is an honest record,” he says.”

Artist: Patrick Shiroishi

Label: American Dreams

CAT No.: 70ADR