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.
With the entanglement and interaction of noise and musical tone, we seem to have traveled through the jungle infested by ghosts, and witnessed a new universe being reborn in this strange chaos and harmony. Through this recording, Jim O’Rourke reconstructed the order of sound in a sense. alain.proust
Culled from unreleased recordings from her recent "Light Sleep" and "Voice Hardcore" releases, Hiromi Moritani's latest showcases the softer, less harrowing side of Phew’s sound Bandcamp Album of the Day Sep 2, 2020