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Koji Asano | Spring Estuary

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Spring Estuary

by Koji Asano

Water meets other water and producing new flow. They mix, pulled apart, and comes together again as other flows, makes uncertain sound source for four music.
Genre: Electronic: Soundscapes
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1. Spring Estuary, Pt. I
3:40 $0.99
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2. Spring Estuary, Pt. II
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3. Spring Estuary, Pt. III
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4. Spring Estuary, Pt. IV
33:46 album only
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"When Asano sits behind his laptop the result's always top notch. While following the footsteps of Merzbow in the amount o releases consecutively put out by the same composer, this Anglo-Japanese musician fuses again his laptop skills with a classical background. He did it in an interesting way since the equilibrium between the different elements is better and better after every release. I can't say this "furious" japanese is the first one to cross the thin border dividing the two musical worlds, at last the success of Alva Noto and Sakamoto proves there already is a receptive audience for that kind of cross-over, but honestly in some of Asano's compositions the point of ebullition is reached perfectly, nothing more nothing less. Differently from many else Asano manipulates classical works with a digital restyling but at the same time he processes computer music with the same patience of a contemporary composer. Here it's an odd cello, there a piano...whatever it is, it all disappears into a "hall reverb" as acid as those you can hear in many shoegaze recordings (Kevin Shields would approve it). The treated pattern are repeated or evolved with the same patience of Riley or Reich when they're not obsessed with serialism. Differently from his previous works this one is divided in four movements and is much better elaborated thinking to ambience and digital noises. This' a compact recording which gives homogeneity to compositions not so similar one to each other. To me that's the best listening together with his "Sanctuary on reclaimed land"." Review by: Andrea Ferraris, Chain D.L.K.

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