A drummer from Yamaguchi, Japan well known throughout the country for his work with a surprisingly wide range of musicians and theatre groups.
He performed on the recently acclaimed Drag City records “The Dreams My Bones Dream” by Eiko Ishibashi, “Simple Songs” by Jim O’Rourke, as well as Japanese singers Phew, Ua, and kahimi Karie. His wide interests have led him to be drummer of choice for Free Jazz legend Akira Sakata, composer/performer in many restagings of Terayama Shuji’s works, film score for NHK, as well as performing with artists as wide ranging as Keiji haino, Oren Ambarchi, Giovanni Di Domenico amongst others. He has toured extensively throughout Europe as well, in improvised music settings as well as the theatre group Swanny.
Truly special. A debut double album released on two different labels (see also Ashiato) showing breathtaking compositional technique. Jazz, musique concrete, electronic, experimental. And it's no mixed bag, engaging and brilliant throughout. Dano Williams