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Eiko Ishibashi is a Japanese multi-instrumentalist who works in the areas between singer-songwriter albums to scores for film and television to improvised music and instrumental music. She has collaborated and worked with artists as wide ranging as Keiji Haino, Merzbow, John Duncan, Oren Ambarchi, and Jim O’Rourke. Recent solo works include The Dream My Bones Dream (Drag City) and Hyakki Yagyo (Black Truffle).
I am not a relaxed person.
I'm impatient, and as soon as I get an idea, I have to put it into action.
I get anxious whenever I have free time.
I can't sleep well at night.
When I am exhausted, I feel like walking aimlessly in the city.
I think my nature has influenced the way I compose music, the way I pack sounds, and the way I develop them.
Also, I worry too much that people will be bored.
When I was invited to produce a piece for Longform Editions, I decided to try to correct this characteristic of mine.
This is because I have recently come to believe that when I listen to music, the most important thing is to listen to music while being exhausted.
I can't put into words how it feels to listen to this album. The sensation of increasing anxiety and dread throughout the stages is unique. It makes me want to keep listening and theorizing about what's happening in the songs, especially in the post-awareness stages. D0DGAMES