Two different artists from different sectors of the lush Japanese underground feature on this week's show. First up is 'Improvised Music From Japan' stalwart Utah Kawasaki (also of Astro Twin with Ami Yoshida)- several pieces from his rare UMU 3" CD, 'Songs I Played,' display his propensity for evocative and strangely resonating "broken music." (For more on Kawasaki, see www.japanimprov.com/ukawasaki/index.html).
A 2002 live performance from the venerable sound sculptor and bionic noise merchant Akifumi Nakajima, a.k.a. Aube, also figures into the show, and marks the beginning of Nakajima's surprising transition into more 'kosmische' electronic music- an interesting deviation for those more familiar with Aube's well-known forays into 'single source' recordings. (For some fairly recent Aube updates, see http://homepage.mac.com/gross3/GRLIST/.)
[Music behind DJ: "Et Toutes Ces Choses" by Rouge Rouge featuring Karin Vaird, from the Pschent Music CD 'Hotel Costes Vol. 9'/
"Makeup" by Sun Ra, from the Saturn LP 'Fireside Chat With Lucifer'/
"Solitude" by NON, from the Mute CD "Terra Incognita: Ambient Works 1975-present"