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dj sniff // Parallel Traces of the Jewel Voice LP + BOOKLET

dj sniff // Parallel Traces of the Jewel Voice LP + BOOKLET

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This is the latest record released by dj sniff, a former professor at Kyoto Seika University, on Discrepant in Portugal in March 2022.Single-sided double groove record. Includes 3-character English booklet and DL link.Below is a commentary by the label.

"Parallel Traces of the Jewel Voice" by dj sniff is a project inspired by historical stories and personal memories, centered on "Jewel Voice Broadcasting" on August 1945, 8. ..Contrary to popular belief, His Majesty the Emperor was not spoken live on this day to announce the surrender of Japan. The sound recorded by NHK engineer Shizuto Haruna was skillfully mixed and played on two lathes.This performance, which can be said to be the prototype of Shizuto Haruna's DJ / turntablist, echoed not only in Japan but also in the colonial territories of Asia, signaling the end of World War II and Japanese rule.

DJ sniff was interested in these aspects of this historic event, often overlooked in Japan, and conducted research in both Taiwan and Japan. Over the course of three years, we have collected a variety of materials, including interviews and field recordings, audio samples extracted from vinyl records, sessions with improvisers, and rereading of the surrender rescript in Chinese.The two songs composed based on these materials have different combinations depending on the distribution form.

The vinyl record is a multi-sided disc with two grooves parallel to one side, effectively playing different compositions depending on where the stylus is cueed.There is no audio on the other side, but two lines are silkscreened to show how Haruna played the original lathe.In digital release, each song is assigned to the left and right channels independently and can be listened to at the same time.

In addition, it comes with text written by dj sniff. Sniff reveals technical details about the recording and broadcasting of the Emperor's voice over 75 years ago.It also introduces encounters with the elderly community in Taiwan, who are fluent in Japanese, and episodes of listening to records from childhood together.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Discrepant releases available at Tobira.

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Multi-sided disc with two parallel grooves cut on one side, which in effect plays a different composition depending on where the stylus is cued. The other side has no audio but features two silkscreened lines that refer to how Haruna played the original lathe-cut discs. For the digital release, each composition is independently assigned to the left and right channel and is heard simultaneously.

Discrepant: 

"Parallel Traces of the Jewel Voice by dj sniff is a project that takes inspiration from historical narratives and personal memories constructed around The Jewel Voice Broadcast (Gyokuon Hoso) that took place on August 15 of 1945. Contrary to common belief, Emperor Hirohito did not speak live on air to announce the surrender of Japan on this day. Instead, two lathe-cut discs with his recorded voice were skillfully mixed and played by NHK engineer Shizuto Haruna. Haruna's proto-DJ / turntablist performance was heard not only in Japan but also throughout the colonized territories in Asia, marking the end of World War II and Japanese rule.

Interested in these aspects which often have been overlooked within the Japanese narratives of this historical event, dj sniff conducted research in both Taiwan and Japan. Over the course of 3 years he collected various materials that include; interviews and field recordings, audio samples extracted from phonograph discs and recordings sessions with improvising musicians, and a re-reading of the Imperial Rescript on Surrender in Chinese. These were used to compose two compositions that are paired differently depending on their distribution format.

The vinyl release is a multi-sided disc with two parallel The other side has no audio but features two silkscreened lines that refer to how Haruna played the original lathe-cut discs. For the digital release, each composition is independently assigned to the left and right channel and is heard simultaneously.

Additionally, an extensive text written by dj sniff accompanies this release. Sniff uncovers technical details of the recording and broadcasting of the emperor's voice that took place over 75 years ago. He also reflects on his encounters with the elderly community in Taiwan who spoke fluent Japanese and shared their personal stories after listening together to records from their childhood.
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Artist: Monopoly Child Star Searchers

Label: Discrepant

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This is the latest record released by dj sniff, a former professor at Kyoto Seika University, on Discrepant in Portugal in March 2022.Single-sided double groove record. Includes 3-character English booklet and DL link.Below is a commentary by the label.

"Parallel Traces of the Jewel Voice" by dj sniff is a project inspired by historical stories and personal memories, centered on "Jewel Voice Broadcasting" on August 1945, 8. ..Contrary to popular belief, His Majesty the Emperor was not spoken live on this day to announce the surrender of Japan. The sound recorded by NHK engineer Shizuto Haruna was skillfully mixed and played on two lathes.This performance, which can be said to be the prototype of Shizuto Haruna's DJ / turntablist, echoed not only in Japan but also in the colonial territories of Asia, signaling the end of World War II and Japanese rule.

DJ sniff was interested in these aspects of this historic event, often overlooked in Japan, and conducted research in both Taiwan and Japan. Over the course of three years, we have collected a variety of materials, including interviews and field recordings, audio samples extracted from vinyl records, sessions with improvisers, and rereading of the surrender rescript in Chinese.The two songs composed based on these materials have different combinations depending on the distribution form.

The vinyl record is a multi-sided disc with two grooves parallel to one side, effectively playing different compositions depending on where the stylus is cueed.There is no audio on the other side, but two lines are silkscreened to show how Haruna played the original lathe.In digital release, each song is assigned to the left and right channels independently and can be listened to at the same time.

In addition, it comes with text written by dj sniff. Sniff reveals technical details about the recording and broadcasting of the Emperor's voice over 75 years ago.It also introduces encounters with the elderly community in Taiwan, who are fluent in Japanese, and episodes of listening to records from childhood together.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Discrepant releases available at Tobira.

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Multi-sided disc with two parallel grooves cut on one side, which in effect plays a different composition depending on where the stylus is cued. The other side has no audio but features two silkscreened lines that refer to how Haruna played the original lathe-cut discs. For the digital release, each composition is independently assigned to the left and right channel and is heard simultaneously.

Discrepant: 

"Parallel Traces of the Jewel Voice by dj sniff is a project that takes inspiration from historical narratives and personal memories constructed around The Jewel Voice Broadcast (Gyokuon Hoso) that took place on August 15 of 1945. Contrary to common belief, Emperor Hirohito did not speak live on air to announce the surrender of Japan on this day. Instead, two lathe-cut discs with his recorded voice were skillfully mixed and played by NHK engineer Shizuto Haruna. Haruna's proto-DJ / turntablist performance was heard not only in Japan but also throughout the colonized territories in Asia, marking the end of World War II and Japanese rule.

Interested in these aspects which often have been overlooked within the Japanese narratives of this historical event, dj sniff conducted research in both Taiwan and Japan. Over the course of 3 years he collected various materials that include; interviews and field recordings, audio samples extracted from phonograph discs and recordings sessions with improvising musicians, and a re-reading of the Imperial Rescript on Surrender in Chinese. These were used to compose two compositions that are paired differently depending on their distribution format.

The vinyl release is a multi-sided disc with two parallel The other side has no audio but features two silkscreened lines that refer to how Haruna played the original lathe-cut discs. For the digital release, each composition is independently assigned to the left and right channel and is heard simultaneously.

Additionally, an extensive text written by dj sniff accompanies this release. Sniff uncovers technical details of the recording and broadcasting of the emperor's voice that took place over 75 years ago. He also reflects on his encounters with the elderly community in Taiwan who spoke fluent Japanese and shared their personal stories after listening together to records from their childhood.
 "

Artist: Monopoly Child Star Searchers

Label: Discrepant