KAKOUSHI Indépendant presents 2 nights of live experimental electronica from 3 of Japan's most influential,pioneering young producers: Ametsub, Daisuke Tananbe and Yosi Horikawa
Expect everything from glitchy experimental DnB, ambients and field recordings to deep melodic techno. Sonically travelling through atmospheric, soundscapes and field recordings and jumping into the tight bass and melodic scratches of Ametsub, the stop start DnB experimentalism of Daisuke and Yosi Horikawa,Sound creator who incorporates field recordings into Music
2009年他在自己厂牌发行的专辑"The Nothings of The North"现在依然在另类电子音乐的暗流中持续获得广泛关注和好评。这张专辑被坂本龙一评为2009年最佳唱片，也因此在电子音乐圈树立了很特别的地位。去年他受坂本龙一的邀请一起在野田神社做了即兴演奏和迷雾装置。瑞典的电子乐队Yello的成员Boris Blank也选了Ametsub的这张专辑进入他最喜欢的电子音乐唱片发表在FACT杂志上。他还和真锅大度（Daito Manabe）在SonarSound Tokyo和越南河内的HanoiSoundStuff Festival一起合作表演。在日本他也和Plaid, Actress, Tim Hecker, Floating Points, Bonobo,Loscil, Matmos 等海外艺人同台演出。他给美国电子音乐人Tycho（Ghostly）的名曲《Awake》做了混音版本。除了日本国内，他在世界各地都有活跃的表现：比如冰岛雷克雅未克的CaffeLaugavegur 22，各大音乐节日像是：L.E.V. Festival (西班牙), FLUSSI Festival (意大利) 和RyoichiKurokawa/Raime一起, STROMFestival (丹麦) 和Sherwood&Pinch/ItalTek, MindCamp Festival (荷兰) withKettel/Arovane一起, MiRA Festival (西班牙)和Actress/Lone 一起，以及乌克兰的 Autumn Solvent. 他的另一张《All is Silence》在世界上也得到了巨大的反响。一连串飘荡的旋律，似乎在提醒着无尽的旅程。声音像一个壮丽的自然景观。庄严的地平线，寂静的晚上，旧磁带里飘来的老回忆和雪景里的混响声。他强大的个性和宽阔的音景，吸引了世界各地的乐迷。
Ametsub is making music based in Tokyo. He is also a backpacker who loves polar exploration, Icyland / Arctic Circle.Last year, he played at Sonar Reykjavik / Iceland, it was chosen as one of best moments of second days. And he played at Taicoclub Festivalin japan. Line-up with Boredoms, Nosaj Thing, Autechre etc. Also he played at Priceless Festival / Gray Area in San Francisco.
In 2016 Spring,Ametsub released "Sky Droppin' EP" from Blueberry Recordings run by Falty DL (Ninja Tune). And he joined UK ’ s electroniclabel Serein 10th anniversary compilation. He played live at L.E.V. Festival 10th Anniversary 2016 in Spain again. New EP "Mbira Lights 1EP" which is featuring his new musical instrument Array Mbira (custom made) will be released in July 2017. With the momentum of his recentEU tour 2017 featuring shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels and London, Ametsub has always separated himself from the trend, and he’sgoing to prove his unique vision once again with this concept EP. It’s completed with 2 superb remixes from Seefeel (Warp Records)and Austin Cesear (Opal Tapes, Proibito).
The album "The Nothings of The North" continues to grow acclaim in the undercurrent of the alternative electronic music scene. It waschosen as Best Disk in 2009 of Ryuichi Sakamoto and built a firm unique position in the scene. Last year, he was suggested from RyuichiSakamoto, and they did improvisation session with the installation of fog at Noda-shrine. Yello's Boris Blank also picked up Ametsub album on his "10 Favorite Electronic Records" in FACT Magazine. In SonarSound Tokyo and HanoiSoundStuff Festival Vietnam, he played show with Daito Manabe. In Japan he has supported for oversea artist’s in japan. Such as Plaid, Actress, Tim Hecker, Floating Points, Bonobo,Loscil, Matmos etc. And he has remixed Awake of Tycho(Ghostly). He performs activity also outside Japan across a border. He played at CaffeLaugavegur 22 Reykjavik in Iceland. He appeared on lot of big festival of the world. L.E.V. Festival (Spain), FLUSSI Festival (Italy) withRyoichiKurokawa/Raime, STROMFestival (Denmark) withSherwood&Pinch/ItalTek, MindCamp Festival (Netherlands) withKettel/Arovane, MiRA Festival (Spain) with Actress/Lone and Autumn Solvent (Ukraine).His newest Album "All is Silence" was released in 2012. It also has gotten massive response in world. A succession of feeling of floating driftingmelodies that seems to remind an endless trip. The sound-scape like a spectacular nature, the solemn horizon of landscape, the silence of theevening, fluttering reminiscence in the old tape, the sound of reverb from snow landscape. His enormous individuality and wide strongsoundscape widen a fan all over the world
Daisuke Tanabe is an electronic musician and a producer based in Chiba, Japan
He was an art student and originally came from a techno/breakbeat background before developing the unique experimental compositions he's become known for.While living in London, he released a debut EP “Gas” in 2006 which brought him to the attention of DJs like Gilles Peterson and many other. He continued to develop his unusual mix of hip-hop, electronica, jazz, and folk through various EPs and singles. In 2010 his debut album “before I Forget” which was released from CIRCULATIONS.
2nd album “Floating Underwater” was released in 2014 which clearly shows his intricately detailed production. He has been touring and performing not only in Japan but also in Asia/EU. Also known as one half of Kidsuke, alongside with Kidkanevil, UK producer, since 2012.
Yosi Horikawa Sound creator who incorporates field recordings into Music
Debut EP “Touch” was released on French label Eklektik Records in 2009 (re-released in 2013).
In 2011, he participated Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid and collaborated with the likes of Dorian Concept, Anenon and Jesse Boykins III as well as receiving further praise for his truly unique productions from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Benji B.
In 2012, “Wandering” EP was released from London’s First Word Records and received worldwide acclaim from the likes of DJ Food, XLR8R and more. Debut album “Vapor” was released in 2013 on First Word and got praises as Best album 2013 by The Japan Times, Fact Magazine etc. After releasing the album, he joined many of world class festivals, projects, like: Glastonbury, Sónar, Mutek, Dimensions, Boiler Room, LOW END THEORY,etc.
In 2015 he was invited to Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sete, France and performed on the special stage called JAPAN NIGHT. On the occasion he produced a track from locally field recorded sounds which was collaboration project for the Japan Foundation with Daisuke Tanabe. The track was named as “Song for Remy,”which was dedicated to Rémy Kolpa Kopoul from Radio Nova by Gilles Peterson, and released from Brownswood Recordings in 2016.
Yosi’s work ranges widely. He produced jingles and theme song for J-WAVE, Tokyo’s No.1 FM station,was invited to Art Festivals like Any Tokyo and museums such as National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to produce original music for exhibitions. In 2014 RBMA produced his first ever documentary film “Layered Memories”which shows his quest for unique new sounds which was highly acclaimed.
Also works as a sound engineer/producer for Kengo Kuma, Japanese top architect, as well as Furla, Italian Leather Brand.