Improvised Music from Japan / Discography

Aya Collette

Esquisse 2/3 for the Branch 2

(The CD is packaged in a special plaster container that must be broken open.)

(Plus Disk) (Japan) (CD)

  1. Okii Kawa Chiisai Kawa (4:39)
  2. Keshi to Kioku (4:25)
  3. Koisuru Milano (5:14)
  4. Chi ni Ochita Ai (2:20)
  5. Iwanaide (5:07)
  6. Itsumo Konomama ni (4:51)
  7. Michi (5:53)
  8. L'amour fou (5:18)

All music by Aya Collette, except track 4, by Ludwig van Beethoven, and track 8, by Izumi Kano
Words by Ken Katayama (1), Paul Celan (Japanese translation by Mitsuo Iiyoshi) (2), Simpoh Yanagawa (3), Jacques Rivette (4), Paul Claudel (Japanese translation by Isao Yamamoto) (5, 7), Charles Baudelaire (Japanese translation by Takehiko Fukunaga) (6), Jean-Luc Godard (8)

Aya Collette: vocal, piano
Takuyuki Moriya: bass (1, 6)
Hiromitsu Shoji: electronics (1)
Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board (2, 5)
Taku Sugimoto: guitar (7)
Tetuzi Akiyama: guitar (8)
Munehiro Yamada: guitar (8)
Yasushi Akaza: drum (8)
Simpoh Yanagawa: fender bass (8)
Laure: voice (8)

Directed by Amephone (Simpoh Yanagawa)
Produced, recorded, and pre-mastered by Amephone and Tetuzi Akiyama
Mixed by Amephone
Mastered by Katsuhiko Okahisa
Photography by Natsuko Iwaya and Chiaki Kato
Design by A New Perspective
Includes liner notes in Japanese by Izumi Kano and Amephone

Released September 2001