Saturday, May 18, 2013

Toshimaru Nakamura Kato Hideki Tetuzi Akiyama

 Photography: City of the Shadows, Alexey Titarenko
Kato Hideki - Tetuzi Akiyama - Toshimaru Nakamura
PSQ003 – CD Digipack – Release date: 2009/09/05

  • Kato Hideki (electric bass with prime number tuning, bass synthesizer).
  • Tetuzi Akiyama (prepared electric guitar, electronics).
  • Toshimaru Nakamura (mixer, headphones, electric guitar).

01 40:10 40:10
02 05:02 05:02

Technical information:
  • Recorded live by Kato Hideki at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo on November 25, 2008.
  • Concert organized by Noda Shigenori(Callithump).
  • Live sound engineering by Noribumi Uchida (SuperDeluxe).
  • Mixed and mastered by Kato Hideki at Shadow World Studio in Brooklyn, NY in 2009.
Time is an essential subject in music. Conventionally, musical time moves in one direction on a linear plane. OMNI was co-founded by myself, Toshimaru Nakamura & Tetuzi Akiyama in 2006, to make music that develops in the depth of time.

We visualized the three of us on separate trains going through tunnels, rather than riding together on a linear time-table. Prior to the performance, each of us came up with individual sequences, without telling the others what we would do.

The result was many layers of moments that were transfixed in the recording, like a photograph taken with a long exposure.

Kato Hideki
Brooklyn, NY
July 10, 2009