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Tenniscoats // Totemo Aimasho (15th Anniversary Edition) CD

Tenniscoats // Totemo Aimasho (15th Anniversary Edition) CD

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This is a reissue CD released by Tokyo folk duo Tenniscoats on Australian experimental label room2023 in September 9. (originally released in 40)

Contains 12 folk to ambient folk songs recorded during the Australian tour.Eco wallet, shrink specification.

Below is an explanation by label owner Lawrence English.

" Sometime in the early '00s, John Chantler, who was living in Japan at the time, sent me a mysterious recording he had just recorded with a musician he met in Tokyo, the Tenniscoats.This was how I first became acquainted with Saya and Ueno, who became longtime friends and source of sound inspiration.

In 2005, through a link with Melbourne's Guy Blackman, Tenniscoats toured Australia.Their show at Fortitude Valley's Rick's Cafe was a wild flurry of singing, improvisation, and melodic freedom.After the performanceSaya, Ueno and drummer Kishida stayed in Brisbane for a few more days, during which time most of Totemo Aimasho was recorded.

The recording itself took place in a repurposed office building where his friend Heinz Riegler had set up a small recording space.He was able to use various offices as somewhat isolated recording zones.The result is surprisingly rich and I think it's a credit to the design of the office room.

For this special 15th anniversary edition, I took the time to review and remaster the recordings.This version probably recreates the dynamics of those sessions a bit more faithfully.I also spent several days looking through archival materials that were not included in the original Totemoaimasho session.To my surprise, I found some demo versions of Cacoy, one of my favorite songs on the record, as well as variations on other album songs and some experimental songs that didn't make it onto the record. or found

There's a kind of sunny joy to this music.This record is at once curious, porous, and generous.It is the mixed methodology that influenced this collaboration and the creation of Totemoai Masho itself.

I would like to express my gratitude to John.Without John, this project and many of the connections that followed would not have happened. "


Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

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Monochrome printed, Matte laminated and embossed sleeve with insert card. Includes previously unreleased demos and outtakes.

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A note from Lawrence English:

" Some time in the early 00s John Chantler, who was living in Japan at the time, sent me a couple of curious sound pieces he'd just recorded with musicians he'd met from Tokyo - Tenniscoats. Ueno, who have subsequently gone on to become longtime friends and a wellspring of sonic inspiration.

In 2005, through their connections to Guy Blackman in Melbourne, Tenniscoats under took a tour of Australia and as part of that visit I arranged a concert for them in Brisbane. Their show, held at Rics Cafe in Fortitude Valley, was a wildly-flowing flux of song, improvisation and sheer melodic freedom. Following the performance Saya, Ueno and drummer Yoshinari Kishida spent a few additional days in Brisbane, and it's during this time that the majority of Totemo Aimasho was recorded.

The recording itself took place in a reappropriated office building, where my friend Heinz Riegler had set up a small recording space. We were able to use the various offices as somewhat isolated recording zones. The results were surprisingly rich, a legacy to office room design I suppose.

For this special 15th anniversary edition, I spent some time going back over the recordings to remaster them.This version is perhaps a bit more faithful to the dynamics of those sessions.I also spent some days going through archival materials that were not included in the original Totemo Aimasho sessions.To my surprise I found a couple of demo versions of Cacoy, one of my favorite pieces from the record, as well as some variations of other album pieces and also a couple of experiments not included on the record.

There's a certain radiant joy to this music. The record is equal parts curiosity, porousness and generosity. It's a mixed methodology that informed this collaboration, and equally the creation of Totemo Aimasho itself.

I want to send a special note of thanks to John, without whom this project, and many subsequent other connections, would not have occurred.
 
"

Artist: Tenniscoats

Label: Room40

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This is a reissue CD released by Tokyo folk duo Tenniscoats on Australian experimental label room2023 in September 9. (originally released in 40)

Contains 12 folk to ambient folk songs recorded during the Australian tour.Eco wallet, shrink specification.

Below is an explanation by label owner Lawrence English.

" Sometime in the early '00s, John Chantler, who was living in Japan at the time, sent me a mysterious recording he had just recorded with a musician he met in Tokyo, the Tenniscoats.This was how I first became acquainted with Saya and Ueno, who became longtime friends and source of sound inspiration.

In 2005, through a link with Melbourne's Guy Blackman, Tenniscoats toured Australia.Their show at Fortitude Valley's Rick's Cafe was a wild flurry of singing, improvisation, and melodic freedom.After the performanceSaya, Ueno and drummer Kishida stayed in Brisbane for a few more days, during which time most of Totemo Aimasho was recorded.

The recording itself took place in a repurposed office building where his friend Heinz Riegler had set up a small recording space.He was able to use various offices as somewhat isolated recording zones.The result is surprisingly rich and I think it's a credit to the design of the office room.

For this special 15th anniversary edition, I took the time to review and remaster the recordings.This version probably recreates the dynamics of those sessions a bit more faithfully.I also spent several days looking through archival materials that were not included in the original Totemoaimasho session.To my surprise, I found some demo versions of Cacoy, one of my favorite songs on the record, as well as variations on other album songs and some experimental songs that didn't make it onto the record. or found

There's a kind of sunny joy to this music.This record is at once curious, porous, and generous.It is the mixed methodology that influenced this collaboration and the creation of Totemoai Masho itself.

I would like to express my gratitude to John.Without John, this project and many of the connections that followed would not have happened. "


Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

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

Monochrome printed, Matte laminated and embossed sleeve with insert card. Includes previously unreleased demos and outtakes.

++

A note from Lawrence English:

" Some time in the early 00s John Chantler, who was living in Japan at the time, sent me a couple of curious sound pieces he'd just recorded with musicians he'd met from Tokyo - Tenniscoats. Ueno, who have subsequently gone on to become longtime friends and a wellspring of sonic inspiration.

In 2005, through their connections to Guy Blackman in Melbourne, Tenniscoats under took a tour of Australia and as part of that visit I arranged a concert for them in Brisbane. Their show, held at Rics Cafe in Fortitude Valley, was a wildly-flowing flux of song, improvisation and sheer melodic freedom. Following the performance Saya, Ueno and drummer Yoshinari Kishida spent a few additional days in Brisbane, and it's during this time that the majority of Totemo Aimasho was recorded.

The recording itself took place in a reappropriated office building, where my friend Heinz Riegler had set up a small recording space. We were able to use the various offices as somewhat isolated recording zones. The results were surprisingly rich, a legacy to office room design I suppose.

For this special 15th anniversary edition, I spent some time going back over the recordings to remaster them.This version is perhaps a bit more faithful to the dynamics of those sessions.I also spent some days going through archival materials that were not included in the original Totemo Aimasho sessions.To my surprise I found a couple of demo versions of Cacoy, one of my favorite pieces from the record, as well as some variations of other album pieces and also a couple of experiments not included on the record.

There's a certain radiant joy to this music. The record is equal parts curiosity, porousness and generosity. It's a mixed methodology that informed this collaboration, and equally the creation of Totemo Aimasho itself.

I want to send a special note of thanks to John, without whom this project, and many subsequent other connections, would not have occurred.
 
"

Artist: Tenniscoats

Label: Room40