pre-ordering now: very honored to have been asked to remix this beautiful shard of Okinawan music history for a new 7” on EM Records. A side is Jun Arasaki and Nine Sheep’s unusual jazz-ensemble arrangement of the traditional Ryukyu min'yō piece “Kajyadhi Fu Bushi”, recorded live for Japanese television in 1977 and existing only on a VHS tape in Jun’s archive. The traditional sanshin ensemble is augmented by woodwinds, piano and a jazz rhythm section - unfolding flowers, abstract harmonic structure and swirling pentatonic beauty. B side is my own remix using this master as source material, dipped in deep-dream electronics.
english page for info/ordering: http://emrecords.ocnk.net/product/176
also available in the US through @lightintheatticrecords and in the UK through @japanblues / TAD