Shisō

by Koura

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about

Regardless of what some may think upon giving this release a cursory listen, it is not "just another collection of field recordings from somewhere in Asia". Those with the capacity to listen with some degree of "poetical imagination" will discover a rather peculiar album that is "an enigma wrapped inside a mystery." Shisō contains 34 field recording vignettes made on the Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikoku. The recordings contain no processing apart from some fade outs and there are 33 silent tracks of varying length, making the total track number 67 in all.

As with the physical edition of this release, it is highly recommended that it be played in the random / shuffle mode of your audio player.

Very reminiscent of the films of Yasujiro Ozu - in particular his
use of "pillow shots" which and/OAR (and Koura) later paid homage to with "Yasujiro Ozu - Hitokomakura" (and/26).

Koura is a project of sound artist Brian Labycz.

credits

released December 1, 2003

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Since 2001 and/OAR has been a publisher and internet mail order shop specializing in environmental sound and various forms of avant-garde sound art.

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