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Tatsuhisa Yamamoto // Recycling Tape

Tatsuhisa Yamamoto // Recycling Tape

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Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, a Tokyo percussionist who co-wrote with Eiko Ishibashi, Giovanni Di Domenico, and Jim O'Rourke, released a limited edition of 2022 cassettes on the Greek experimental label Dasa Tapes in May 5.

Includes two long-form percussive ambient drones. DL code included.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Dasa Tapes releases available at Tobira.

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Edition of 60. Includes DL code.

Recorded at Hoshi to Niji Recording Studio in March 2022.

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Review by Review by Keith Prosk @ Free Jazz Blog:

"Tatsuhisa Yamamoto arranges two sidelong solos for percussion, electronics, and recordings on the 37'Recycling.

Some other recent releases include the companion statements Ashioto / Ashiato with Eiko Ishibashi, Daisuke Fujiwara, and Sudoh Toshiaki, Agrro Pan with Riki Hidaka and Marty Holoubek, Treatments with Giovanni Di Domenico, Ishibashi, Jim O'Rourke, and Joe Talia, and Mokusatsu With Di Domenico. Beyond the players above, many of whom are frequent collaborators, Yamamoto often works with Akira Sakata, usually alongside Ishibashi and O'Rourke.

Each track is a multi-movement downtempo melange of mostly kit sounds and synths. Tapped cymbals, snarehead brushwork, rumbling kick drum, shimmering crash. Swells, static, skips, sines. Electric sources supply counterpoint beyond timbre; sustain, density, and a beating rhythmic complexity for discrete kit's sparse pulse. While the variety of textures from each source number about the same, the weight of drum sounds feels greater. Not through use of extended techniques or an exaggerated grain but by being largely relieved of its rhythmic drive it gains a more tactile focus. Or maybe each bump and tap carries a greater gravity because the ear hangs on the sounds surrounded by electric contrast like it hangs on those in silence. Which might be alluded to in traffic, chirping birds, and roomsound on “ Reducing ”and provide a compelling argument as musical material in the rhythmic partner of a talkative hawk in“ Reusing. ”

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Artist bio via Dasa Tapes:

"Tatsuhisa Yamamoto is a drummer from Yamaguchi, Japan well known throughout the country for his work with a surprisingly wide range of musicians and theater groups.

He performed on the recently acclaimed Drag City records “The Dreams My Bones Dream” by Eiko Ishibashi, “Simple Songs” by Jim O'Rourke, as well as Japanese singers Phew, Ua, and kahimi Karie. His wide interests have led him to be drummer of choice for Free Jazz legend Akira Sakata, composer / performer in many restagings of Terayama Shuji's works, film score for NHK, as well as performing with artists as wide ranging as Keiji haino, Oren Ambarchi, Giovanni Di Domenico amongst others. He has toured extensively throughout Europe as well, in improvised music settings as well as the theater group Swanny. "

Artist: Tatsuhisa Yamamoto

Label: Dasa Tapes

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Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, a Tokyo percussionist who co-wrote with Eiko Ishibashi, Giovanni Di Domenico, and Jim O'Rourke, released a limited edition of 2022 cassettes on the Greek experimental label Dasa Tapes in May 5.

Includes two long-form percussive ambient drones. DL code included.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Dasa Tapes releases available at Tobira.

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

Edition of 60. Includes DL code.

Recorded at Hoshi to Niji Recording Studio in March 2022.

***

Review by Review by Keith Prosk @ Free Jazz Blog:

"Tatsuhisa Yamamoto arranges two sidelong solos for percussion, electronics, and recordings on the 37'Recycling.

Some other recent releases include the companion statements Ashioto / Ashiato with Eiko Ishibashi, Daisuke Fujiwara, and Sudoh Toshiaki, Agrro Pan with Riki Hidaka and Marty Holoubek, Treatments with Giovanni Di Domenico, Ishibashi, Jim O'Rourke, and Joe Talia, and Mokusatsu With Di Domenico. Beyond the players above, many of whom are frequent collaborators, Yamamoto often works with Akira Sakata, usually alongside Ishibashi and O'Rourke.

Each track is a multi-movement downtempo melange of mostly kit sounds and synths. Tapped cymbals, snarehead brushwork, rumbling kick drum, shimmering crash. Swells, static, skips, sines. Electric sources supply counterpoint beyond timbre; sustain, density, and a beating rhythmic complexity for discrete kit's sparse pulse. While the variety of textures from each source number about the same, the weight of drum sounds feels greater. Not through use of extended techniques or an exaggerated grain but by being largely relieved of its rhythmic drive it gains a more tactile focus. Or maybe each bump and tap carries a greater gravity because the ear hangs on the sounds surrounded by electric contrast like it hangs on those in silence. Which might be alluded to in traffic, chirping birds, and roomsound on “ Reducing ”and provide a compelling argument as musical material in the rhythmic partner of a talkative hawk in“ Reusing. ”

***

Artist bio via Dasa Tapes:

"Tatsuhisa Yamamoto is a drummer from Yamaguchi, Japan well known throughout the country for his work with a surprisingly wide range of musicians and theater groups.

He performed on the recently acclaimed Drag City records “The Dreams My Bones Dream” by Eiko Ishibashi, “Simple Songs” by Jim O'Rourke, as well as Japanese singers Phew, Ua, and kahimi Karie. His wide interests have led him to be drummer of choice for Free Jazz legend Akira Sakata, composer / performer in many restagings of Terayama Shuji's works, film score for NHK, as well as performing with artists as wide ranging as Keiji haino, Oren Ambarchi, Giovanni Di Domenico amongst others. He has toured extensively throughout Europe as well, in improvised music settings as well as the theater group Swanny. "

Artist: Tatsuhisa Yamamoto

Label: Dasa Tapes