Improvised Music from Japan / Discography


Live in Tokyo

(Off Note, ON-25) (Japan) (2-CD set)

Disc 1: Cassiber Live in Tokyo

  1. A Screaming Comes across the Sky (2:15)
  2. They Have Begun to Move (5:11)
  3. They Go in under Archways (2:49)
  4. Philosophy (0:54)
  5. Gut (3:03)
  6. Prisoner Chorus (3:38)
  7. Todo Dia (3:12)
  8. Come On! Start the Show! (3:10)
  9. It's Never Quiet (2:49)
  10. O Cure Me (3:32)
  11. Our Colourful Culture (2:29)
  12. Prometheus (5:01)
  13. Remember (2:24)
  14. I Was Old (5:14)
  15. Orpheus Mirror (4:39)
  16. I Tried to Reach You (2:42)

Disc 2: "Cassiber Live in Tokyo" Re-mixed by Ground-Zero

  1. Across the Sky #1 (20:27)
  2. O Cure @ Me (6:15)
  3. Gutt (4:34)
  4. Across the Sky #2 (4:25)
  5. a: Across the Sky #3 - b: At Last I Am Free - c: Across the Stars (12:49)

Disc 1

Christoph Anders: vocals, sampler, guitar
Chris Cutler: drums, percussion, electronics
Heiner Goebbels: piano, sampler, Chinese violin, guitar, vocals

Masami Shinoda: alto sax

All music by Cassiber except track 5, by René Lussier, and track 8, by Christoph Anders
Words by Thomas Pynchon (1-3, 8), Chris Cutler (4, 9, 11-14, 16), Christoph Anders (5, 6, 15), and Johann Sebastian Bach (10)

Recorded at Shin-okubo R's Art Court, Tokyo, October 23, 1992
Sound improvements and mastering by Heiner Goebbels in Frankfurt, 1997
Produced by Heiner Goebbels

Disc 2

Track 1:
Music by Cassiber, Masami Shinoda, Otomo Yoshihide, and Tatsuki Masuko
Otomo Yoshihide: turntables, CD-J, hard-disk recorder
Tatsuki Masuko: DX-7
Mizuhiro: Mono-Poly
Kazunao Nagata: ARP 2600

Track 2:
Music by Cassiber, Masami Shinoda, Hoahio (Haco, Michiyo Yagi, and Sachiko M), and Otomo Yoshihide
Words by Johann Sebastian Bach
Otomo Yoshihide: rhythm box, hard-disk recorder
Haco: voice
Michiyo Yagi: 21-string koto, teeth clack
Sachiko M: sampler
Masahiro Uemura: drums
Sampled guest
Yoshimitsu Ichiraku: electronic sounds

Track 3:
Music by Cassiber, Otomo Yoshihide, and Tatsuki Masuko
Words by Christoph Anders
Otomo Yoshihide: hard-disk recorder
Tatsuki Masuko: beats
Mizuhiro: Mono-Poly
Sachiko M: sampler
Masahiro Uemura: drums

Track 4:
Music by Cassiber, Otomo Yoshihide, and traditional
Otomo Yoshihide: turntables, hard-disk recorder
Shuichi Chino: piano

Track 5:
a: Music by Cassiber, Masami Shinoda, and Otomo Yoshihide
b: Music by Nile Rodgers, words by Bernard Edwards
c: Music by Ground-Zero
Otomo Yoshihide: CD-J, self-made guitar, hard-disk recorder
Junji Hirose: tenor sax
Naruyoshi Kikuchi: tenor sax (b, c)
Shuichi Chino: piano, combo organ
Sachiko M: sampler (a, c)
Yasuhiro Otani: computer (a, b)
Mitsuru Nasuno: bass (b, c)
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki: drums (b, c)

All music based on source materials from "Cassiber Live in Tokyo"
Sampled and re-mixed by Otomo Yoshihide and Ground-Zero at A-102 Studio, Tokyo, September-November 1997
Additional recordings by Yumi Kobayashi (1-3) and Yoshiaki Kondo (4, 5) at GOK Sound, Tokyo, October-November 1997
Pre-mixing by Yoshiaki Kondo (2-5) at GOK Sound, Tokyo, November 4, 1997
Mastered by Kazunao Nagata at Transonic Studio, November 9, 1997
Produced by Otomo Yoshihide

Photo by Pinakotheka Sato
Calligraphy by Yuko Nagatomo
Design by Kunihisa Fujiwara
Album produced by Shigenori Noda
Notes by Shigenori Noda in Japanese, English (translation by Haruna Ito), and German (translation by Anja Hopf

Released in December 1997