Dusted Machinery by Toshimaru Nakamura & John Butcher.
Bandcamp Link: Dusted Machinery
TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA – No-input Mixing Desk
JOHN BUTCHER – Saxophones
“No-input Mixing Desk” is a bit of a puzzle to me. The idea, I guess, is that Toshimaru Nakamura has a mixing desk with a mixer, obviously, and some effects units, but there is nothing coming in to the mixing desk other than the feedback and ambient noise from manipulating the output. A sort of feedback loop.
Butcher, as well, has experimented with creating feedback loops using the harmonics of space and a mic’d saxophone.
Indeed, the track “Nobasu” here is one where Butcher manipulates feedback created from a mic’d sax, creating sound without ever actually blowing into the saxophone.
So, this is not exactly what is typically described as “music”, closer to what is regarded as “noise”.
The songs, such as they are, involve manipulating the textures of sound created by their instruments over the course of a piece.
Will you enjoy this?
Do you enjoy sitting in the woods near a road, listening to birds and traffic?
Or perhaps find yourself fascinated by the repetitive sounds from a construction site?
Do you purposely de-tune your radio and enjoy the sound between the channels?
The “music” here is constructed by the artists, but the sounds created and the interactions are a long way from Western Pop music.
If you can loosen your expectations about what is and isn’t music, you may find yourself tapping along.
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