FURUDATE - PIECES OF
Format : CD-R
Edition : 103 copies
Release date : 11 August 2009
Cat# : LH11
: SOLD OUT
1 Cat on a hot thin roof
2 For 2008
3 For Kenji Mizoguchi [mp3]
4 For Nagasaki
6 Live in Köln [mp3]
7 Ode to Benito Mussolini [mp3]
A collection of live and studio unreleased material.
Professionally printed CD-R.
Numbered edition of 103 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.
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'?"