February 16th, 2010

Shinobu Nemoto – Improvisations #1

An epic album by Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto.

“These five extended pieces for effects plus guitar were all recorded without overdubs in a single take, but they certainly do not sound improvised.  Nemoto pushes his blurred, smoldering, post-shoegaze noise into simple but effective variations on a theme of the arcing crescendo.  It seems that he’s capturing loops as he goes, and stacks the harmonically rich layers of distortion, E-bow drones, and throttled rumbles into incrementally dense constructs.  At the height of each of each of his crescendos, Nemoto offers a restrained guitar solo, at times in impressionist form of a high-lonesome slide guitar.  Nemoto plays tour guide to an imaginary mountain range, taking his audience up to the pinnacle and providing grandiose views from that vantage point.”

– Jim Haynes for The Wire

Shinobu Nemoto – 04 16 27 14 jan. 2009




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