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Twin Cosmos - Double Action
A1Giniro No Tsubasa
A2Losangeles City
A3Silent Love
A4Seventy Cherrys
A5Space Flight
B2Happy Turkey Days
B3Improvisation (Love)
B4None (Words By?)
B5How Short Our Life Are
B6Mad Love
B7God Truth Love
B9Nothing Meaning Of Life!
B10Eraser Head
B11Evil Spirits

Double Action

Left Ear | Item No: 949809
Vinyl LP | 2022 / EU – Original | New
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Item Description
Twin Cosmos is not only the name of the musical output of fraternal twins Morihito & Yasuhito Ito, but more philosophically, an album that encapsulates, “the universe of twins”.

The pair were born 1953 in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. A port city 50 kilometres west of Nagoya, famous for its chemical plants. Despite their surroundings, they grew up in an environment that fostered learning and self-expression. From an early age, they began to carve out their own paths.

Morihito was fascinated with scientific endeavours, space travel and spirituality. His father, an electrician by trade - motivated him to build his own musical equipment. This led him to attend an acoustic engineering school in Tokyo from 1972-1974, after which, Morihito returned to Yokkaichi where he worked in the instrument and audio section of a department store. This helped him keep up to date with the latest equipment, while allowing him to simultaneously work on his own musical endeavours.

Morihito’s side of the ‘Double Action’ LP is a cohesive piece, which effortlessly drifts from one song to the next through samples of flowing water and rockets launching into space ,that were recorded while visiting his brother in the States. His music is carried by flowing vocal harmonies, guitar strums, and floating synths to create an eternal dreamlike ambiance.

In contrast, Yasuhito gravitated towards philosophy and the arts and in 1976 followed his Englsih teachers’ advice and moved to the ‘foreign world’ of the United States. It’s here that he further explored his interests in Christianity, sadomasochism and poetry. He was exposed to artists like John Cage and Sun Ra, as well as a variety of ‘Do It Yourself’ recording techniques that enabled him to record remotely.

Using samples, poetry, and an original approach to traditional folk & rock songs, he recorded his side of the LP. The outcome being provocative, dark and confronting realisations, which solely used English lyrics to represent his experiences in the ‘Western world’. In 1980, Yasuhito was wooed back to Japan by his brother and the prospect of a combined record release.

The self-released album ‘Double Action’, was completed at Victor studios in Japan. Without a distribution network, the release was sold mostly to family and friends and fell into obscurity. Despite not reaching commercial success, the pair have continued to make music over the past four decades, crediting it as their driving force in life. This 2022 release includes an insert with archival images & liner notes in both English & Japanese.
Item Details
Item No:949809
Artist:Twin Cosmos
Titel:Double Action
Label:Left Ear
Katalog-Nr:LER 1030
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2022
Genre:Rock & Indie
Style:Indierock | Alternative, Folk
Available since:08.12.2022
Price: 28,99 € 24,64 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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