Hiroshi Yoshimura GREEN [Reissue] Light In The Attic Hiroshi Yoshimura died of cancer in 2003. He was a Japanese musician, historian, designer and artist; a philosopher of and for the soul in fact – for this polymath so often worked at the intersection of these various trades, playing them equally to create installation pieces and […]
Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit April is The Cruellest Month Blank Forms Editions Japanese guitarist Masayuki “Jojo” Takayanagi (1932-1991) was a jazzer – playing cool jazz in the late 50s, a disciple of Lennie Tristano. He turned his back on the movement after hearing the late-60s classic, Free Form Guitar by Chicago Transit Authority. After that all Takayangi wanted to do was make noise. He formed […]
It’s nearly wrap up time for the 2018 Wellington Film Society program – just two weeks to go, and two films to go after last week’s hiatus. This week the society brings us After The Storm, a modern classic by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. It sounds like a must-see – check out the full notes here and […]
Mica Levi Delete Beach [OST] DDS Following on from the incredible scores to Under The Skin and Jackie Mica Levi returns to the world of movies and moving images for another soundtrack, this one the score to an anime short.
The Strange Library Haruki Murakami Knopf Originally published in Japan in 2008 here we have the first English translation of Murakami’s novella. The Strange Library has been translated from Japanese by Ted Goossen and is supported by wonderful illustrations and design of Chip Kidd, but the real magic is in this creepy, intriguing tale – […]
Boris Noise Sargent House Noise is the ethos as the heart of Boris’ sound – noise is the focus, finding melodies within that noise, making new and old noises; Noise is Boris’ latest album, the band’s 19th! I haven’t listened to all of Boris’ albums, but I’ve heard a few. This is one of their […]