sounds and composition by
miguel a. garcÌa ( www.xedh.org
seijiro murayama ( www.urojiise.wixsite.com/seijiromurayama
additional guitar at 2 by miguel prado
additional percussion at 3 by lee noyes
original edition by hybrida label HYBRIDA 06 ( www.hybridaspace.org
remastered by stephan krieger
artwork by raul dominguez
Some words by Seijiro Murayama (in Italian)
"Il titolo ëZashomoní arriva da diverse suggestioni: ëRashomoní di Kurosawa, perchË no? Ma la parola giapponese ëzashoí significa ëintrecciaturaí, ëmoní Ë il ëponteí ed uno dei significati di ëshomoní Ë ëascoltare vocií. Per il cd abbiamo usato registrazioni dei nostri concerti insieme e in solo, ma Ë fondamentalmente una composizione in duo. Quello che cerchiamo di fare Ë di creare in ogni spazio una situazione sonora stabile/instabile. "
Miguel A. GarcÌa (aka Xedh) from the Basque country, is one of the most dynamic sound artists in the Spanish scene. His work focuses mainly on the composition and electro-acoustic improvisation. He uses sounds taken from electronic devices residues, often interrelated with field recordings or acoustic instruments, in the search of an intimate, intense and immersive experience.
Percussionist Seijiro Murayama was born in 1957 in Nagasaki, Japan. His artistic principal is to work with the idea of the plural or inter-disciplinary relationships between music and other disciplines of art: dance, video, paintings, photos, literature etc. In this way, he collaborates with musicians, composers, and sound artists. Improvisation is always the major concern for him, even if it is not his artistic goal. His approach is based on the attention to space and place, to the energy of the audience and to the quality and perception of silence on various levels.
"On the Zashomon (ZERO 196) item, we have the team-up of Miguel A. Garcia and Seijiro Murayama, recorded we know not when. A strong meeting of tough-minded individuals from the Basque country and Japan, respectively. Actually I see we already reviewed this one in 2017, soon after it came out on the Italian Hybrida label. Since that label didn’t last for very long, and didn’t issue many copies of product either, it’s good to have this abrasive gloomer available again, now with new haunted house cover art. From a time when Garcia was still the prince of “brooding” electric drone, and this former KK Null drummer was capable of exhibiting great restraint and quietness, to generate much enjoyable tension and edgy noise. A state of permanent Halloween, macabre and mortifying." ~ Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector