Minouragatake

by Takuji Naka/Tim Olive

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    Olive and Naka's collaboration pairs two musicians working with lo-/mid-fi sonics and modified/self-made instruments. Through extensive recording and touring, the duo has honed a patient aesthetic, allowing each other's sounds to unfold with minimal, sure-footed interactions, akin to moving along a path up the mountain for which this release is titled. Naka's sources here consist mainly of "long loops of sagging/distressed cassette tape winding into and out of similarly distressed portable tape players, with real-time analog processing." Olive uses magnetic pickups and analog electronics. This leads to sounds of uncertain provenance, playfully emerging from a thick analog haze, building toward surprising, subtle crescendos. This is work that results from, and produces, an active semblance of stillness.

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Untitled A1 04:56
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Untitled A2 09:10
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Untitled A3 07:50
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Untitled A4 07:45
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Untitled B1 14:18
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Untitled B2 07:24
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Untitled B3 06:41

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Recorded in Kyoto, Japan, 2019

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released July 27, 2020

Takuji Naka - tapes/electronics
Tim Olive - magnetic pickups/electronics

Mastered by Branic Howard, Portland, OR

Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery
Printed by Small Fires Press, New Orleans

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Notice Recordings started in Chicago in 2009. We are now based in Kingston, NY, and Columbia, MO. We release experimental and contemporary sound works. Notice Recordings is run by Evan Lindorff-Ellery (NY) and Travis Bird (MO).
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