Matte laminate CD, embossed artwork, insert card and 28 page book which includes exclusive photographs and an extensive interview conducted by Aki Onda about the history of the Analapos.
Includes digital pre-order of Analapos.
You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
digital album releases February 21, 2020
item ships out on or around February 21, 2020
Streaming + Download
Pre-order of Analapos. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
In 1979, Akio Suzuki recorded a performance, ’New Sense Of Hearing’, at the Nagoya American Centre. During the performance, Suzuki used voice, turntables, glass harmonica and his self-designed instrument the Analapos to create a series of improvised pieces that effectively charted out his sonic investigations for the proceeding decades.
In 1980 these recordings were issued by ALM records as Analapos, the first work made publicly available by Akio Suzuki.
For going on six decades now, Akio Suzuki has been responsible for creating amongst the most otherworldly, yet deeply affective sound works of his generation. As a musician, sculptor and sound artist, Suzuki’s work threads an important linkage between Eastern and Western sound art practices. His approaches, that focus primarily on intense states of listening, ’throwing and following’ and a relentless sense of open curiosity, have allowed him to continuously deepen his work.
Originally published in an edition of just 200 copies in 1980, Analapos has been out of print literally since its release. Clocking in an over an hour, the original pressing of the recordings to a single LP, presented some technical limitations.
This 40th anniversary edition of Analapos is entirely remastered and is published with a booklet that includes a long form interview with Akio Suzuki conducted by sound artist and collaborator Aki Onda, plus extensive photographic documentation of the development of the Analapos. The publication of this edition is announced in conjunction with the Sense Of Ekō retrospective exhibition which opens at The Substation in Melbourne late January.
releases February 21, 2020
Dedicated to the late Mr. Kusuo Shimizu, owner of the Minami Gallery.
Recorded from the performance of "New Sense of Hearing" at Nagoya American Center on October 5th, 1979.
Cover Illustration by Shigeko Hara
Produced BY Yukio Kojima
i love these recordings. certainly they capture vibrations in space beautifully. they are also atmospheric remembrances that vibrate, sway, and percuss through the senses of the listener. these moments are beautiful, interesting, hypnotic, curious, mesmerizing. this collection is in my top 5 of 2019 releases. Jeremy Stout
Mesmerizing, hypnotic, scary, sad, and beyond fantastic. For some reason my mind plays a visual of a serial killer located in a dark, dirty, dank and disgusting bottom floor in an abandoned metal asylum hacking victims apart wearing a slight grin while this album plays in the background. I know that's not what this album is intended for. Perhaps I watch one too many horror movies. But then again, my avatar speaks volumes. D dihmonik
"SIne-Saw-Pulse". More compelling electronic minimalism from Kevin Drumm. Unlike some of his other EPs recorded in a similar vein, this one is quite varied within the roughly half-hour run time. John Lithium