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Sugai Ken & Lieven Martens - KAGIROI

Lieven Martens on Ken Sugai: “His music is a coded vision of a dream world. A trade that is progressive yet traditional – in the most positive sense of the word. Recently out of the blue, Sugai San sent me a collection of personal field recordings he made of folklore groups and public performances in Tokyo, Toyama, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Tottori, … The close listener already knows that Sugai San’s aesthetics speak of a great knowledge of these performing arts.
In KAGIROI – translated as Heat Haze – people coexist for a moment severely carved in time like a high contrast still of dancing flames.”

Martens created a sort of conversation between Sugai’s recordings and his own plus additional percussion and strings, performed by Antwerp musicians Jeroen Stevens and Roman Hiele.

r2 tracks, around 15 minutes, one on each side. Released in 2021.

SUGAI KEN – field recordings, liner notes
Lieven Martens – collage, additional sounds and field recordings
Jeroen Stevens – additional percussion
Roman Hiele – double bass, mastering
Kohei Oyamada – liner notes translation
Jeroen Wille – artwork

Label: Edições CN / ECN 31-2
Medium: Music Cassette
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