CD Reviews

Taku Sugimoto – Quartet Octet

February 9, 2014

CD Slubmusic Tengu For those with similar musical tastes to my own, an ensemble made up of Taku Sugimoto (guitar), Taku Unami (sinetones),Nikos Veliotis (cello), Kazushige kinoshita (violin), Klaus Filip (sinetones), Ko Ishikawa (sho), Moe Kamura (voice), Radu Malfatti (trombone) and Masahiko Okura (clarinet) is a mouthwatering proposition. The first four names in that list […]

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CD Reviews

Michael Pisaro, Taku Sugimoto – D minor / Bb major

October 23, 2012

Slubmusic CD This new release, a collaborative composition by Michael Pisaro and Taku Sugimoto, both guitarists and composers with a history of producing quiet music behind them, is unlike their first collaboration from last year in that rather than being a duo work it contains a recording of a single forty-eight minute long realisation of […]

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CD Reviews

Friday 16th April

April 16, 2010

At the end of my first week in my new role I feel pretty tired, so I am pleased to be off this weekend. Tomorrow night I will be attending this concert in London, say hello if you are there. Tonight I have a plate of very nicely made macaroni cheese and a particularly good chablis to relax with, and I’m probably not in the mood to think too hard about music, but here’s a post anyway! Because of my state of mind I chose the new CD by Taku Sugimoto and Moe Kamura to write about tonight. This CD, named Saritote II, the second in a series, is just a fraction over ten minutes long and contains nine very short little songs, so light listening really, just what I need this evening.

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CD Reviews

Tuesday 2nd February

February 2, 2010

Normal service resumed here now then. The internet reappeared some time over night, so when I got home at seven this morning all was working again. As you can imagine, after a fifteen hour overnight shift at work with no sleep I fells traight into bed this morning, but it took a little time for the adrenalin to seep away, and I listened for a while before falling asleep to a new Taku Sugimoto composition just released on his own Slubmusic Tengu label. This new piece is named 13-14 for Guitars, and actually makes great music to help you relax and slip off to sleep. That isn’t so much a criticism though, the thirty-four minute piece for two guitars played here by Sugimoto himself alongside Tetuzi Akiyama has a particularly lulling, meditative shape to it. As I have listened to the CD through the day I have constantly found myself somewhat relaxed and lackadaisical.

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CD Reviews

Tuesday 25th August

August 25, 2009

Much better today thank you. A good night’s sleep and an easier week at the day job work wonders for beleagured bloggers. Sorry for the poor quality of last night’s post, I’m somewhat amazed I managed to listen to, and write, anything at all. Mind you tonight, in a much fitter state, I have been […]

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CD Reviews

Saturday 9th May

May 10, 2009

I’ve never really felt comfortable advertising Cathnor releases here, but seeing as people seem to be interested I will quickly announce that the seventh full length release on the label is now available, more info here. I am on something of a positive surge with Cathnor right now, having been working on two different sleeve […]

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CD Reviews

How to bin trends and alienate people

October 29, 2007

Years back when my youngest brother Neil lived here and I played music a lot louder than I do today, he perfected a good vocal impression of the 90’s improv that poured out of my room. His high speed, jerky, staccato approximation managed to sum up the music really well in a few seconds. Back […]

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Concert Reviews

Another city, another concert.

May 28, 2007

After a week that seemed to go on forever I cut it short Friday lunchtime and after a lot of trouble involving someone trying to fraudulently use my debit card I got on a train into London, before transferring across to the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo to head over to Brussels for the Radu Malfatti […]

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