October 21 2006
next week richard chartier and i head over the pacific to see my wonderful friends in japan for a week-long tour. it'll be a bit hectic.. as in 6 days we will be visiting and playing in: tokyo, kyoto, hiroshim, and sapporo.
richard and i will be playing all 4 concerts with some local special guests. 2 of the shows we'll be playing with Fourcolor, and in 2 of the shows i will not be playing solo, but doing a live collaboration with my good friend tetsuro yasunaga (minamo). tetsuro and i have been working on a collaboration project for the last few months (maybe for release on 12k… or another label). these live shows give us another opportunity to record some material. it should be great.
also, in sapporo, we will be joined by Sanae Yamasaki, who goes under the artist name Moskitoo. she is actually producing a cd for 12k for early 2007 release in conjunction with a major 12k-related announcement….
the great people at cubic music have organized this tour for us, and the complete schedule with details can be found on their website:
cubic music 12k tour
needless to say, many great things will come out of this tour.. more friends, great photographs and new musical projects. i hope to be able to post some blog entries while on the tour…
also, on the tour i will be selling my new cd called "1am" .. as i posted before.. it is a short (21:21) and, (for me at least) dense and aggressive piece… a few people have expressed concern that there won't be any left when i get back.. but, i'm not bringing all of them, so they will appear in the online shop upon my return.