Improvised Music from Japan / IMJ

Diane Labrosse/Martin Tétreault/Haco

Lunch in Nishinomiya

Improvised Music from Japan, IMJ-527
Released on September 18, 2005
Purchase price in Japan: 2,000 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. What Is Today's Recipe? (5:33)
  2. Kitchen Neon (5:07)
  3. Cutting Vegetables (3:18)
  4. The Steamer (4:59)
  5. Boiling (7:18)
  6. Buon Appetito! (3:55)
  7. Afternoon Walk (7:36)
  8. In the Fridge (5:54)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2

In the trio album Lunch in Nishinomiya, Haco (contact microphones, oscillators, effects) joins forces with two leading Montreal improvisers known for their innovative playing--Diane Labrosse (sampler) and Martin Tétreault (turntable, surfaces, small electronics). When Labrosse and Tétreault came to Japan in 2003, they found a kindred spirit in Haco. The three recorded an improvised music session at Haco's studio in Nishinomiya (near Osaka), and later completed the construction and mix through an e-mail exchange between Canada and Japan. This is not Haco the songstress. With exquisite balance, the trio combine a variety of grating, explosive, scraping, vibrating sounds (noises) with precise breathing and dynamism, tension and relaxation. The result is extremely delicate electroacoustic sound. Eight tracks in all.

Last updated: September 16, 2005

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