Various Artists

Tasogare: Live In Tokyo

12k2019
Tasogare: Twilight. The light between day and night.

Live Recordings from:
Minamo
Sawako + Hofli
Moskitoo
Solo Andata
Taylor Deupree


Recorded live on April 10th and 11th, 2010, Tasogare: Live in Tokyo documents the performances of five 12k artists at two temples in Tokyo, Japan. Komyoji Temple (April 10th) saw the first-ever performance in Japan by Australia’s Solo Andata, known for creating deep, textured music with found objects, homemade instruments and very little in the way of electronics or software tricks. The duo was joined by 12k veteran Sawako whose voice and delicate computer work were accompanied by guitarist Hofli and Moskitoo who always plays the line between experimentalism and abstract pop.

On April 11th, the 12k weekend moved to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Jiyu Gakuen Myonichi-kan where Solo Andata performed again, this time with the improvisational beauty of the four-piece Minamo and label- founder Taylor Deupree whose travel-worn state musically played out in the most hushed and calming way.

Tasogare: Live in Tokyo represents the importance of recording and keeping documents of performances seen and heard around the far corners of the globe - a chance for many others to hear what went on a world away in live sets that can’t, and won’t be duplicated again.This edition also represents the adventures formed by artists connected by a label, sharing travels, food, photography, music and sleepless nights. It is the way in which each artist, in their own unique and completely different sounding way, contributes to a collective spirit.

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  • FLUID RADIO (UK)

    "The record is successful on multiple levels – it captures the mood of the performances and the character of the artists."
  • ELECTROACOUSTIC TALES (BLOG)

    "It’s always worth a very intense listen and that’s what I did countless times this month."
  • TEXTURA (.ORG)

    "a general uniformity of sensibility comes into focus that speaks to the collective spirit promulgated by 12k and its releases."

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