Boomkat Product Review:
This 1997 release by the great Edition RZ label documents a pair of site specific performances by Akio Suzuki, a Japanese musician, inventor, instrument builder and shaman, recorded on the volcanic northern coast of Takano, Kyoto.
They first part is a durational piece, 53 minutes in length, the other is 6 minutes long, and composed/performed 3 days later in late October, 1997. In both pieces the sound of wind “breathes” in and out by caves, accompanied by the distant chirrup of crickets from the meadows above and the sparse presence of shrill whistles, rubbed glass tones and softly blown bamboo pipes, really not a lot else.
In a sense it’s an exercise in listening to nature in its unprocessed, natural state, and zen-like, meditative in effect; providing rarified time and space for contemplation.