Friday, March 7, 2014

JAPAN and the Farther Away I am (Minus 30 Degrees)

In Catford, South London, a group of friends started playing music together 40 years back,
David Sylvian, his Brother Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn.
'Oil on Canvas,' an '82 live recording of Japan reunited and touring with Masami Tsuchiya from Japan.

The group's individual efforts and collaborations with musicians from Japan (The Isle) are welcoming to my ear always...
Mick Karn on fretless bass with Yoshihiro Hanno,

   Drummer Steve Jansen and Keyboardist Richard Barbieri mix in Nobukazu Takemura,

David Sylvian, Japan singer's collaborations with  Ryuichi Sakamoto, Robert Fripp,
Holger Czukay ... Flux can be beautifully mixed with On the Way to the Peak of Normal.

                 Lately listening to 'Wandermude' (that's mude mit ein umlaut),
Tired of wandering, travel tired, jet laggen'd...
                                                                          ...Brilliant space traveling.

Sylvian's music, Stephan Mathieu's farfisa, twin reverb and mixing-
                                                                        minimal and spacious.