VISIBLE CLOAKS, YOSHIO OJIMA & SATSUKI SHIBANO
FRKWYS VOL. 15: SERENITATEM
the fifteenth instalment of the intergenerational collaboration series joins Visible Cloaks with two trailblazers of the Japanese avantgarde music and visual arts scenes of the 1980s and 90s, resulting in a unique and transcendent exercise in ambient experimentation.
The collaboration is both musically and conceptually inseparable from the technology that made it possible. A single soaring note might seem to be suddenly plunged underwater, its richness of sound made shallow and its sharp edges blunted. Pattering chimes and rapidly warping vocal samples hang in the luxuriously glossy space, water trickles from ear to ear, familiar melodies rise from nothing and dissolve before they can be traced. With the depth of its emotional charge, ‘serenitatem’ burns away the easy cynicism of the day — a synthesis of artistic visions, technological sophistication, futurist ambition, and, occasionally, ancient polyphony.
- S’Amours ne fait par sa grace adoucir (Ballade 1)
- Lapis Lazuli
- Canzona per sonare no.4
- Toi (Tokyo Mix)