Artist
Suemori
Maebashi
Osàre! Editions
/
2021
LP
20.99
OE09
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Obanzai
2Bonsai
3Suemori Desu
4Yakkosan
5Kaminari Okoshi
6Minamoto
7Mekashikomu
8Okaya
9Yasoshima Kakete
10Hankumoi
11Senpai Kouhai

The idea for Suemori's new alias arose in conversation with Osàre! Editions label boss, Elena Colombi. An inheritance from his grandfather, the name sets the tone of the album that synthesises traditional Japanese instruments into an electronic format. Dub and drone’s eerie resonance collides with staccato electro and fizzling acid on ‘Yakkosan.’ Driven by a meditative beat, flutes and choral voices glide through 'Senpai Kouhai' while ‘Hankumoi’ shudders with lucid synth. The cultural iconography of Japan emerges from this dark, textual landscape, haunted both by the ghosts of the past and spectral sound of the future. (words by Hannah Pezzack)