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Quasispecies Four (mikawa/shimada/yamada/kou)

"Quasispecies Four" LP

(2012 / Art into Life)


ドローイングの創作活動を再開した島田英明 氏(Agencement)のアートワークを使用し、後にLP化するという事を前提に行った、2012年4月28日 東京は八丁堀-七針での美川俊治、島田英明、山田ノブオ、康勝栄、4者による公開セッション。20分間のテイクを4つ録り、その中から選択した2テイクを収録。不定形、また神経症なノイズ演奏のイメージより浮かび上がった'"Quasispecies Four"(準種四者)をプロジェクト/タイトル名とした限定250のリリース。(Art into Life)




A document of a quartet session by Toshiji Mikawa, Hideaki Shimada, Nobuo Yamada, and Katsuyoshi Kou, recorded at Hatchobori Nana Hari on April 28, 2012. At the time Hideaki Shimada (Agencement) had just started drawing again, and it was advertised that the session would be recorded and released as an LP using Shimada's artwork. Four twenty minute takes were recorded, and the LP includes two of these takes. The project title, Quasispecies Four, was inspired by the image of an indeterminate and neurotic noise performance. Limited edition of 250. 


Comes with an obi with attached string that encircles the whole jacket. On the rear is an insert with photographs from the performance.


Recorded live at Hatchobori Nana Hari on April 28, 2012


Toshiji Mikawa - Electronics

Hideaki Shimada - Violin, Electronics

Nobuo Yamada - Metal Junk Objects

Katsuyoshi Kou - Guitar, Electronics


Cover artwork by Hideaki Shimada



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