STAR'S END Update 04.04.10
- Hidetoshi Koizumi is not driven by a motor, nor are his works. Under the name Hybrid Leisureland he creates music grown of digital and rendered by the cold beauty of machines. The CD SCROLL SLIDE (67'37") holds nine (plus one) Ambient tracks. Those cycling in a minimalistic mode include crystalline patterns bouncing through echo along a curving helix while more spacious pieces feature runs of grainy piano keys amidst reed thin organ. Bell-like notes waver in random chiming between harmonic overtones while airy soundwaves fluctuate and resonate from icy clarity to distorted glow. The sparse use of metronomic electronic percussion in a few places keeps this album from completely freezing over, even while a chilly sound current flows beneath. SCROLL SLIDE is something of an organism of sound, big enough not to fill the room - just the space inside the listener's head. A disfluence of introspective stillness, the result is mesmerizing. There is more to this than spacing out. This music is creative play - a mediation of the artist's experience, migrating from his mind to ours.
Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from SCROLL SLIDE the new CD from Hybrid Leisureland
For more on SCROLL SLIDE, access: http://www.ultimae.com
For more on Hybrid Leisureland, access: http://www.hybridleisureland.jpn.org
STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD
This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio concerts by our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.
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