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Minor House // Outside the house in Kanazawa CDr

Minor House // Outside the house in Kanazawa CDr

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The latest batch 2023 of Kirigirisu Recordings, a label presided over by Tokyo-based experimental musician Broken Shoulder, has arrived in June 6.

This work is the debut CDr released by Kobe ambient duo Minor House in a limited edition of 40 copies.

Includes 5 impromptu ambient folk songs with keyboards and guitars recorded at various locations in Kanazawa. Comes with DL code. 

Below is a commentary by Asuna Arashi.

"After living in Tokyo for 11 years, I moved to Kanazawa. After moving, I was often invited to the events of the label Sukima Industries in Kansai, and the venue in Kobe was often used as a live venue. It was SPACE EAUUU.At the time, the owner of the space often performed with a group called Minor House, and although it was a simple duo of keyboard and electric guitar, it was an adult performance that knew how to choose sounds and where to listen. It was like a veteran carpenter wielding a plane with a delicate hand, sharp but idyllic, as if they were sharpening it while drinking tea on the porch of the sound house they wanted to build. There is also one side: the eccentric character and self-consciousness that are common among musicians in the Kansai region, the live performances are frank and indifferent, and the content of the performance itself tends to be pulled by the human relationships and images of the music scene. (This kind of improvisation is not a performance.) (It may have been a problem that he talked too much about his love of B-grade kung fu movies during his improvisations.)

After a while, I was invited to participate in their projects, and I was even planning my own minor house concerts in Kanazawa.At the same time, I learned that Minor House hadn't recorded anything since their formation, so it was a good idea to record their outdoor performances on the streets of Kanazawa using a karaoke tape deck I found at Hard Off. I thought.Starting from the quiet precincts of a temple, we went around the underground passages of Kanazawa Station, parks, and gardens of museums, and at night, we performed in various places such as the fish market and streets after the shutters were down, and finally performed at the ruins of Kanazawa Castle. Recorded.Although it was an outdoor recording, the two keyboards and guitars were recorded directly with line inputs, so the surrounding field recording sound is not captured.However, the performance itself was greatly influenced by the surroundings, and this album was produced as a record of that.However, after that, due to various circumstances, Minor House's activities stagnated, and I myself became very busy with overseas tours, etc., and many years have passed.However, with the release of an album from kirigirisu recordings, that shady building will finally see the light of day.Taking this opportunity, their activities may be seen again. "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Kirigirsu releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Edition of 40.

Text by Asuna Arashi :

"After spending 11 years in Tokyo, I moved to Kanazawa . After this move, I was often invited to the events of the label Sukima Industries in Kansai, and the place that was often used as a live venue was SPACE EAUUU in Kobe. group that the owner of the space often played in at the time was a group called Minor House, and although it was a simple duo of keyboard and electric guitar, it was a mature performance that knew how to choose tones and when to listen. was like an experienced carpenter using a plane with a delicate hand. Although the plane is sharp it also has an idyllic side, as if it were sharpened while drinking tea on the porch of the sound house they wanted to create. performances, unrelated to the eccentric characters and self-consciousness that are common among Kansai musicians, was so simple that it seemed to be underestimated in a place where the content of the performance itself tends to be pulled by the relationships and images of people in the music scene (such improvisation is not the same as a performance).

After a while, I started to get invited to their projects, and I ended up organizing a Minor House concert in Kanazawa myself. At the same time, I learned that Minor House had never recorded any sound recordings since the group's formation, so I thought it would be a good idea to record their outdoor performances in the streets of Kanazawa with a karaoke machine tape deck that I had found at Hard-Off around that time. of Kanazawa Station, parks and museum gardens, and at night played everywhere, including the fish market and the streets after the shutters had come down, and finally played and recorded at the site of Kanazawa Castle. Even though it was an outdoor recording, the two keyboards and guitars were recorded directly through the line input, so the sound of the surrounding field recordings was not captured. however, minor house's activities stagnated for various reasons, and I myself became busy with overseas tours, etc., and many years have passed. But now the album will be released by Kirigirisu Recordings and the shady building will finally see the light of day. With this opportunity, their activities may at last be seen again."

Artist : Minor House

Label: Kirigirisu Recordings

The latest batch 2023 of Kirigirisu Recordings, a label presided over by Tokyo-based experimental musician Broken Shoulder, has arrived in June 6.

This work is the debut CDr released by Kobe ambient duo Minor House in a limited edition of 40 copies.

Includes 5 impromptu ambient folk songs with keyboards and guitars recorded at various locations in Kanazawa. Comes with DL code. 

Below is a commentary by Asuna Arashi.

"After living in Tokyo for 11 years, I moved to Kanazawa. After moving, I was often invited to the events of the label Sukima Industries in Kansai, and the venue in Kobe was often used as a live venue. It was SPACE EAUUU.At the time, the owner of the space often performed with a group called Minor House, and although it was a simple duo of keyboard and electric guitar, it was an adult performance that knew how to choose sounds and where to listen. It was like a veteran carpenter wielding a plane with a delicate hand, sharp but idyllic, as if they were sharpening it while drinking tea on the porch of the sound house they wanted to build. There is also one side: the eccentric character and self-consciousness that are common among musicians in the Kansai region, the live performances are frank and indifferent, and the content of the performance itself tends to be pulled by the human relationships and images of the music scene. (This kind of improvisation is not a performance.) (It may have been a problem that he talked too much about his love of B-grade kung fu movies during his improvisations.)

After a while, I was invited to participate in their projects, and I was even planning my own minor house concerts in Kanazawa.At the same time, I learned that Minor House hadn't recorded anything since their formation, so it was a good idea to record their outdoor performances on the streets of Kanazawa using a karaoke tape deck I found at Hard Off. I thought.Starting from the quiet precincts of a temple, we went around the underground passages of Kanazawa Station, parks, and gardens of museums, and at night, we performed in various places such as the fish market and streets after the shutters were down, and finally performed at the ruins of Kanazawa Castle. Recorded.Although it was an outdoor recording, the two keyboards and guitars were recorded directly with line inputs, so the surrounding field recording sound is not captured.However, the performance itself was greatly influenced by the surroundings, and this album was produced as a record of that.However, after that, due to various circumstances, Minor House's activities stagnated, and I myself became very busy with overseas tours, etc., and many years have passed.However, with the release of an album from kirigirisu recordings, that shady building will finally see the light of day.Taking this opportunity, their activities may be seen again. "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Kirigirsu releases available at Tobira. 

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

Includes DL code. Edition of 40.

Text by Asuna Arashi :

"After spending 11 years in Tokyo, I moved to Kanazawa . After this move, I was often invited to the events of the label Sukima Industries in Kansai, and the place that was often used as a live venue was SPACE EAUUU in Kobe. group that the owner of the space often played in at the time was a group called Minor House, and although it was a simple duo of keyboard and electric guitar, it was a mature performance that knew how to choose tones and when to listen. was like an experienced carpenter using a plane with a delicate hand. Although the plane is sharp it also has an idyllic side, as if it were sharpened while drinking tea on the porch of the sound house they wanted to create. performances, unrelated to the eccentric characters and self-consciousness that are common among Kansai musicians, was so simple that it seemed to be underestimated in a place where the content of the performance itself tends to be pulled by the relationships and images of people in the music scene (such improvisation is not the same as a performance).

After a while, I started to get invited to their projects, and I ended up organizing a Minor House concert in Kanazawa myself. At the same time, I learned that Minor House had never recorded any sound recordings since the group's formation, so I thought it would be a good idea to record their outdoor performances in the streets of Kanazawa with a karaoke machine tape deck that I had found at Hard-Off around that time. of Kanazawa Station, parks and museum gardens, and at night played everywhere, including the fish market and the streets after the shutters had come down, and finally played and recorded at the site of Kanazawa Castle. Even though it was an outdoor recording, the two keyboards and guitars were recorded directly through the line input, so the sound of the surrounding field recordings was not captured. however, minor house's activities stagnated for various reasons, and I myself became busy with overseas tours, etc., and many years have passed. But now the album will be released by Kirigirisu Recordings and the shady building will finally see the light of day. With this opportunity, their activities may at last be seen again."

Artist : Minor House

Label: Kirigirisu Recordings