LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Rvng)
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Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
With a melodic cluster dripping into a pool of dark water, UkabazUmorezU'sarrival ripples as an apex in Sugai Ken's continued construction of a deeplyresonant, enveloping sound world. Upon contact, UkabazUmorezU gently andgenerously unfurls across aural alleys and streets mundanely but mystically detailedwith recontextualized Japanese rituals and tradition. A lived experience oftraditional Japanese music's conversation with environment, and vice versa, formsthe melodic make-up and metaphysical philosophy conditioning UkabazUmorezU.Upon imagining a landscape, Sugai decomposes the image (and the images withinthe image) and replaces it with a sound representation - an artifactual terrain,tethered to but abstracted from the natural world. The eleven pieces which formUkabazUmorezU dovetail meaningfully with the invented album title, roughlytranslating to "slow and steady wins the race." Made up of recordings sourced andappropriated from the local perf orming arts of Kanagawa, Japan (where Sugailives), his daily surroundings, and Sugai's tool kit of electronic synthesis,UkabazUmorezU evokes tranquil patience while never settling into a single style orstill of sound for too long.