FURUDATE - ONE DAY AN OLD PHANTOM PASSED ABOVE MY
Format : CD
Edition : 500 copies
Release date : 11 August 2009
Cat# : LH10
Status: SOLD OUT
Track list :
1 One Day An Old Phantom Passed Above My Head (58:04)
(excerpt 1) [mp3]
(excerpt 2) [mp3]
(excerpt 3) [mp3]
(excerpt 4) [mp3]
First full lenght solo studio album since 2001 !
With this new recordings Tetsuo confirm himself
as one of
the greatest Japanese noise artists of all times..
Numbered edition of 500 copies.
TETSUO FURUDATE - ONE DAY AN OLD PHANTOM PASSED
ABOVE MY HEAD
TETSUO FURUDATE - PIECES OF TETSUO FURUDATE
Its been a while since I last bumped, physically,
into Tetsuo Furudate, but also a while since I
last heard his music. Whatever I heard sounded
good, but I also felt it was not my kind of music.
What that is, I don't know. Furudate uses the
sampler to create soundtrack like music. He uses
percussion samples, guitar samples, orchestral
stuff. Maybe I think its the occasional orchestral
bombast and noise that put me off a bit. These
two new releases re-aquint me with his music.
I have no idea why one is released as a CD and
one as a CDR. The CD lists five films ('Nostalgia'
(Tarkovsky), 'Hamlet (Olivier), 'Singin' In The
Rain' (Kelly), 'Orphee' (Cocteau) and 'Persona'
(Bergman) from which he used sound samples to
create this one hour work. Some of the bombast
is indeed present here, but then I think its also
kept to a minimum. I fail to see the relevance
of mentioning the films as sources, but then it
might also be that I never saw those films. By
and large drones seem to prevail in this work,
wether they are loud or quiet. Its hard to spot
any link towards any film, but its a great work.
Even the noise bit and the sampled orchestral
percussive bits work fine here.
The other one is a collection of various bits
and pieces and perhaps after one solid hour of
Furudate, one might not actually want to play
a second hour of his music, but this has six great
pieces of sampled drones. 'Live In Koln' is the
big noise blast which I didn't care much for,
but the best pieces are 'Gottingen' which is gentle
touch of processed ancient film music and 'Ode
To Benito Mussolini' which takes the voice of
Mussolini and marching music into the digital
domain, and gets seriously fucked around over
there. Much better than Louis Andriessen's 'Il
Duce', but me keeps thinking: "what does Furudate
mean with 'ode'?"
Rockerilla issue 349 October
/ November 2009
Tetsuo Furudate - One day an old phantom
passed above my head.
La scena rumorista nipponica è un pullulare
di menti oblique pronte a colpire nell'ombra.
Non fa certo eccezione Tetsuo Furudate, il gota
della forma sperimentale asceso dagli inferi di
un ignoto uditivo inesprimibile, teso a plasmare
i percorsi delle sue esplorazioni allucinogeno/musicali
come sculture power-noise dai sembianti mostruosi.
Edito via Menstrual in contemporanea con "Pieces
of T.F." (CDr in 103 copie che raccoglie
frammenti live inediti), "One day an old
phantom passed above my head" si disvela
già nel titolo, un estremo atto d'esorcismo
che mette in campo la strategia della tensione
per dar corso ai suoi implacabili disegni reconditi,
a base di formule elettroniche deflagranti e obliqui
mantra notturni volti alla soluzione del rito:
58 minuti di terrore alle soglie del paranormale.