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AKIYAMA, TETUZI - Terrifying Street Trees

Tetuzi Akiyamas Terrifying Street Trees is the first number on Esquilos Instant Series documenting live recordings of improvised music. Recorded in 2004 this set shows Akiyama on freeform/freestyle mode applying his peculiar preparations and artefacts (swords and etc) to the guitar with a lot of tonal and harmonic modulation going on. It is a quite raw, and ear-piercing at times, recording but always gratifying to the listener. This is Tetuzi Akiyamas first solo release on its freeform approach to the electric guitar and it will surely stand as one of his best. It is noisy and quiet, stinging and meditative, bluesy and drony, and always surely focused. Beautiful tones, overtones and arpeggios come out of the guitar via bowing, scraping and plucking with the characteristic tape-delayed sound. At times it even sounds unlike a guitar resembling gongs, horns and typically bowed instruments. Terrifying Street Trees is part of Akiyamas campaign to release oficial bootlegs of his past performances straight from his personal archive.bThee edition comes in a white heavy deluxe gatefold cardboard sleeve with original silkscreened artwork by Japanese painter Yoko Naito. Limited to 110 copies. - Esquilo.

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