Boomkat Product Review:
The Vinyl Factory render Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taylor Deupree's St John's Session on wax, coming up to two years after it was captured live, in situ at Church of St John-at-Hackney.
It's been available to stream in 128kbps on soundcloud for over a year now, and this edition offers the opportunity to immerse in the arch minimalists' lower case rustles and keys at vinyl-optimized fidelity.
The improvised performance finds Sakamoto and Deupree reprising a duo after 2013's Disappearance, and their trio with Illuha on 2014's Perpetual. As such, the session flows naturally and gracefully with a hushed, conversational quality; each taking turns to lead the dialogue, chiming in with soberly considered, neat gestures that sound as though they're almost trying to conduct a private chat, but in front 1200 people, and through microphones and a soundsystem, and in a church with incredible natural reflections.
it's an immersive, inspiring listen.