MUD, is basically a systemic study of an instrument and its resonance capabilities. Also is the culmination of the mixture between sound processing and live improvisation with a very limited palette of sounds and effects.
As usual in Saavedra’s work one can grasp the enormous amount of time invested on developing, to get the finest results, in terms of sound. Earlier in spring, Saavedra stated (while talking about this album) that his idea was to squeeze all the capabilities of this instrument until depletion. So he did, and this is the modus operandi of Saavedra, to be able to extract the most of it of his instruments and deliver a closed-up project, without cracks, a full album, enclosed and finished.
track by Saito Koji
artwork by ono (elementperspective)
■ Saito Koji
Saito Koji, born December 25, 1978, is a musician currently
living in Fukushima city, Fukushima prefecture. He played in
several bands, then went solo in 2003 after being influenced
by Otomo Yoshihide’s live performances, Derek Bailey’s CDs,
and Kaoru Abe’s videos. Saito is engaged in the pursuit of
an original kind of minimalism / improvisation.
Structure I. (03:23) ID: nxAlozeau-2012-09-21_16_56_22.
Structure II. (02:49) ID: nxAlozeau-2012-10-23_04_07_56.
Structure III. (02:43) ID: nxAlozeau-2012-11-16_01_08_05.
Structure IV. (02:24) ID: nxAlozeau-2012-11-28_00_51_55.
Structure V. (03:29) ID: nxAlozeau-2012-11-22_01_19_43.
A Cold Void. (18:03) ID: No ID.License: CC-BY-SA
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