"A truly gorgeous exclusive from 12k front man Taylor Deupree… Two of the tracks on this mix are yet-unreleased 12k material… "The Minamo track is a bit of a “world premiere” of the collaboration I did with shuttle358. This bit might be of interest because it’s not 100% finished.. so,…"
"In 1999, the electro-acoustic group Minamo was formed by Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga. In 2000, minamo’s self-released CD-R “wakka” was reissued by the New York label Quakebasket. This release was selected by Matmos as one of best sounds in 2001 in The Wire magazine. In 2001 two new members…"
"12k is proud to announce the latest release from Japan’s Minamo. Shining is the quartet’s 5th full-length release to date and continues in a common tradition of being sourced and edited from live performance recordings, a practice central to the band’s interest in improvisational forms and organic track growth. While…"
"Back in 1999, on the forefront of the Japanese electronic/acoustic microsound scene, was the then two-piece live improvisation band Minamo (two more members were added in 2001 to make the current four-piece lineup). Their live concerts helped pioneer this hybrid of delicate and natural instrumentation with microscopic electronics and subtle…"
"Droney Micro-Electro-Acoustics may not be for all, but for any of you looking for good sleepy-time music you can finally lay your head on that comfy pillow of yours and relax, your soundtrack has arrived."