Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) is the latest edition from Tokyo based artist Toshimaru Nakamura.
The No-Input Mixing Board is a unique instrument pioneered by Nakamura. As its name suggests, it is a mixing console within which external no input exists. The instrument is fuelled only by its own feedback. Initially used by Nakamura as a more tonal instrument, creating incredibly high frequency outputs, over time the mixing board has become decided more rhythmic and harmonic. It is this sonic territory that is the focus of this edition.
Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) is by far one of Nakmura’s most musical recordings. The board’s tonality is front and centre; low pulses and cavernous pulses fizzle and murmur with a subtle but frenetic energy. Drifting into decidedly dub oriented directions, Nakamura allows the instrument to breathe; specifically he finds new dimensions to the ways interference can be brought into harmony within the pieces. While the instrument might suggest a sense of indeterminacy, Nakamura’s intimate relationship with it means he can maintain an unerring sense of control over it.
Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) is evidence of his intense capacity to create profound work with this most unusual of devices. A conjuring of something truly unique from literally nothing.
Designed to be thought provoking...a meditation on issues we cannot ignore:
an aural exercise in how we can/must all take a stand in our own small way...this music will not make the world a 'better place' per se; but it might persuade you to modify your position...and if we all do that? John Cratchley
personally, I had never seen Low before, but I'm a young one so Its understandable why. But about the album. It is a wonderful composition, the feeling and emotion I get from is simultaneously warm and fuzzy while also feeling far away. A wonderful blend, I hope to follow in the future and see more like this! electrodeath