Tetuzi Akiyama – Jason Kahn – Till we meet again

Again an effort from the For4ears label. More minimalism and experimentation, but this time created out of acoustic guitar, analogue synthesizer and with percussion.

Heaving resonating gongs and guitar plucks are the ingredients of the soundscapes. The album has a strong ritualistic and oriental feeling to it. The first three tracks are enjoyable, but when you find out every track is almost identical, boredom is not for away. I really wonder how many copies of cd’s like this are pressed. Twenty? Maybe this stuff is only by-friends-for-friends. I cannot imagine a lot of people being fascinated by albums like this. It’s endless repetition.

artist: Tetuzi Akiyama - Jason Kahn
label: For 4 Ears
details: 9 tracks, 55 min, 2005