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SUGAI KEN // Tone River LP

SUGAI KEN // Tone River LP

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Field Records has released a new work by SUGAI KEN, which expresses the one and only Japanese musique concrète.
This work was commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Japan and was produced over a year.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, Japan closed its doors to the West due to seclusion, but as it shifted to a modern democracy in the 19th century, Dutch engineers began large-scale water management projects. Provided expertise to.One of the most prestigious projects was the hydraulic engineering project for the Tone River, which has a length of 322 km in Honshu.

In this work, we go around three points that traverse the Tone River, record environmental sounds using a normal microphone, binaural microphone, and underwater microphone, and express the changes in the scenery of the Tone River flowing into the Pacific Ocean.By juxtaposing these diverse recordings with his unique technique of synthesis, raw sounds and precisely shaped textures interact in an innocent, neutral space.
SUGAI'sDJ chartPlease also refer to it.
Caught somewhere between environmental sound studies and surrealist sonic architecture, SUGAI KEN helps mark the 30th release of Field Records with an ambitious new album. Commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo, Tone River is the product of a year's intensive work between artist and label, created in part to examine the relationship between Japan and the Netherlands with regard to water management.
While its doors to the Western world were closed during the 17th and 18th centuries, Japan kept abreast of Western science via a Dutch trade post in the bay of Nagasaki. When the country changed from a feudal society to a modern democracy through the turn of the 19th century, Dutch engineers lent their expertise to large-scale water management projects. One of the most prestigious projects of the time was the Tone River, which stretches 322 kilometers across Honshu, Japan's largest island.
For this project, SUGAI KEN travelled to three points across the Tone River and used regular, binaural and underwater microphones to record environmental sounds, seeking to express the change in landscape of the river in its flow into the Pacific Ocean. On Tone River, these varied recordings are interspersed and juxtaposed with Ken's distinctive take on synthesis, where raw and precisely sculpted textures and tones interact in stark, neutral space.
On this conceptually rigorous, yet beguiling and free-flowing record, SUGAI KEN glides between the elemental and hyper-synthetic in a flexible exploration of sound and story.
Please check his DJ Charts as well.
artist: SUGAI KEN
label: Field Records
Field Records has released a new work by SUGAI KEN, which expresses the one and only Japanese musique concrète. This work was commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Japan and was produced over a year. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Japan closed its doors to the West due to seclusion, but as it shifted to a modern democracy in the 19th century, Dutch engineers began large-scale water management projects. Provided expertise to.One of the most prestigious projects was the hydraulic engineering project for the Tone River, which has a length of 322 km in Honshu.
In this work, we go around three points that traverse the Tone River, record environmental sounds using a normal microphone, binaural microphone, and underwater microphone, and express the changes in the scenery of the Tone River flowing into the Pacific Ocean.By juxtaposing these diverse recordings with his unique technique of synthesis, raw sounds and precisely shaped textures interact in an innocent, neutral space. SUGAI'sDJ chartPlease also refer to it. Caught somewhere between environmental sound studies and surrealist sonic architecture, SUGAI KEN helps mark the 30th release of Field Records with an ambitious new album. Commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo, Tone River is the product of a year's intensive work between artist and label, created in part to examine the relationship between Japan and the Netherlands with regard to water management.
While its doors to the Western world were closed during the 17th and 18th centuries, Japan kept abreast of Western science via a Dutch trade post in the bay of Nagasaki. When the country changed from a feudal society to a modern democracy through the turn of the 19th century, Dutch engineers lent their expertise to large-scale water management projects. One of the most prestigious projects of the time was the Tone River, which stretches 322 kilometers across Honshu, Japan's largest island.
For this project, SUGAI KEN travelled to three points across the Tone River and used regular, binaural and underwater microphones to record environmental sounds, seeking to express the change in landscape of the river in its flow into the Pacific Ocean. On Tone River, these varied recordings are interspersed and juxtaposed with Ken's distinctive take on synthesis, where raw and precisely sculpted textures and tones interact in stark, neutral space.
On this conceptually rigorous, yet beguiling and free-flowing record, SUGAI KEN glides between the elemental and hyper-synthetic in a flexible exploration of sound and story.
Please check his DJ Charts as well. artist: SUGAI KEN label: Field Records