Gaspar Claus - Jo Ha Kyü

Apparently, Jo Ha Kyü approximately translates to "beginning, break, rapid" in that all things should begin slowly, accelerate, and then end quickly. Gaspar spent three weeks in Japan recording with a treasure trove of musicians and (I'm assuming that) these recordings were then edited and mixed to create the magnificent title track.

On the title track there are: Eiko Ishibashi (vocals, piano and drums); Keiji Haino (vocals); Kakushin Nishihara (vocals and satsuma biwa); Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano); Hiromichi Sakamoto (electric cello); Sachiko M (sine wave); Otomo Yoshihide (turntable); Leonard Eto (wadaiko); Kazutoki Umezu (tenor saxophone); Kazuki Tomokawa (voice, guitar); and (obviously) Gaspar Claus throughout on cello.

On this Japanese digital edition there are also three additional "First Contacts" with Sachiko M, Eiko Ishibashi and Keiji Haino respectively that I again assume are the full recordings of their collaborations.

CD released on Modest Launch in 2013.

Jo Ha Kyü


Anonymous,  13 May 2018 at 12:01  

i love them both