Improvised Music from Japan / IMJ

Sachiko M

Bar Sachiko

Improvised Music from Japan, IMJ-517
Released on March 28, 2004
Purchase price in Japan: 2,000 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

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    mp3 excerpt: track 1

Sachiko M with two sinewaves on one empty sampler

Sachiko M is a musician who uses the sampler as an instrument. Rather than apply the device's original function of sampling recorded material, she makes music using nothing but its internal test tone sine waves. Her approach to this radically minimalistic sound and meticulously thorough music has created a sensation worldwide. Currently one of the most sought-after improvisers on the scene, Sachiko M collaborates with influential artists both inside and outside Japan. Her projects include Filament, a duo with Otomo Yoshide, and Cosmos, a duo with Ami Yoshida. This is Sachiko M's third solo album, following Sine Wave Solo (Amoebic) and Derive (Noise Asia). While the two earlier recordings are made up entirely of short tracks, Bar Sachiko is a single 60-minute performance using just two sine waves. A shocking creation!

Last updated: March 8, 2004

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