Sunday, June 8, 2008


Known for their releases on imprints like Apestaartje and 12K and their collaboration with Tape, this pristine and pinprick acute abstract Japanese laptop and guitar duo create work of a very high order, though unlike many others operating in this field, they neither traffic in hairshirt austerity nor pastel tonal wash, as Minamo have a canny knack for finessing all manner of subtle harmonic details and shadings into the weave of their DSP tweakery. Wakka was their debut release and was originally issued on their own Cubicmusic imprint and later issued in an edition of 100 in the format at hand here: housed in a handsome wooden box and accompanied by a CDR of live material thats every bit as gripping as it's studio counterpart.

Get Wakka here 

Get Live! here


J.R. Williams said...

Thanks for this! Minamo is actually a quartet, not a "duo." One of the minamo members, Keiichi Sugimoto, has released some remarkable and highly recommended albums as Fourcolor, Filfla, and as 1/2 of the duo Fonica.

Anonymous said...

the "Live!" file unfortunately does not work, could you reupload it, please?

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