Kusōzu : Nine Death Stages (vinyl)

Kusōzu : Nine Death Stages (vinyl)
Author: Archeus
Publisher: An'archives
Size: 31.3 x 31.3 cm
Weight: 330 g
Binding: -
Availability: In stock
Price: €35.00
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Kusōzu : Death Nine Stages is the second album by the Tokyo trio Archeus, which consists of Keiko Higuchi (voice, percussion, trombone, shamisen), Shizuo Uchida (bass strings), and TOMO (hurdy gurdy, voice). It follows their debut, self-titled and self-released CD and cassette from 2021 and is further proof – if any were needed – that these musicians, who’ve known each other for some time, but only started playing together relatively recently, share a telepathic communication, improvising together, fully in the moment, and as one. Where their debut album featured four extended improvisations, Kusōzu is an object lesson in economy and clarity – nine tracks, thirty-three minutes, everything that needs be said and nothing more.

All three musicians are incredibly active in the Japanese underground. Higuchi currently plays with Sachiko in Albedo Fantastica, adding Uchida for Albedo Gravitas; Uchida and Higuchi team up with Masami Kawaguchi (guitar) in vDBG. She’s also recorded with improvisers such as Naoto Yamagishi, Yasumune Morishige, and Shin-Ichiro Kanda. Uchida is also a member of MAI MAO, Kito-Mizukumi Rouber, Hasegawa-Shizuo, UH, and TERROR SHIT, and he’s recently recorded with improvising guitarist Takashi Masubuchi; TOMO has previously been a member of Tetragrammaton and... more
released May 12, 2023

Keiko Higuchi : voice, percussion, trombone & shamisen
Shizuo Uchida : bass strings
TOMO : voice and hurdy gurdy

Recorded on Tokyo, July 2022
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Takeshi Yoshida