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1988 2018

Lugar Alto | Item No: 1020852
Vinyl 2LP | 2023 / UK – Original | New
34,99 €
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Item Description
"In this album, Akira Umeda mixes 42 recordings, dated between 1988 and 2018, which, in a sense, reflect the incredible range of his creative work: from songs, to ambient music; from field recordings to prank calls. The cassette tapes, whose contents make up this double-LP, had been stored in Umeda’s house in São José dos Campos, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Restless, and easily bored, Akira moved seamlessly from one activity to another – he was a little bit of everything (and nothing at all). Such people usually go unnoticed and unrecognized, something which Umeda found perfectly acceptable. Nevertheless, unlike most people, he had no right to see himself in this light – in the light of ephemerality and anonymity –, for in everything he tried his hand at, he inevitably left an impressive and distinctive mark.

The term cruising refers to the practice of seeking and obtaining instant, no-strings-attached sexual gratification with strangers. Akira Umeda was well-acquainted with this term, but his practice of it was not restricted to the aforementioned context. Rather it extended into all spheres of his life and work. A historian by training, he later became a ceramicist, a photographer, a visual artist, a draftsman, a graphic designer, a DJ, a musician, an audio technician, a writer, a researcher... He made forays into a myriad of artistic and academic fields – with a single intention: to achieve a specific objective and promptly exit stage left, as it were."

Music & mix by Akira Umeda. Mastering by Dubplates & Mastering (d&m). Artwork by Sometimes Always. Cover Photo from Arquivo Público do Município de São José dos Campos, 1997. Gatefold by Akira Umeda. Special thanks to Laura Deckers and Victor Meyer.
Item Details
Item No:1020852
Artist:Akira Umeda
Titel:1988 2018
Label:Lugar Alto
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2023
Genre:Electronic & Dance
Style:Downbeat | Electronica | Leftfield
Price:34,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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