experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 66

Test Tone 66 flyer

Sound Experiments

Test Tone 66: Sounds on the Other Side of Extinction

February 8th, 2011 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 23:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.


PolylisSwinging, chaotic, melodic and complex, the big band brilliance of Polylis is a sure-fire way to melt the February frost dangling from your handlebars.

With veteran Tokyo musicians Akihiko Ando (sax, effects from Kuruu Crew, Henrytennis), Yasuyuki Takahashi (trombone from Shibusashirazu, okapi), Kevin McHugh (keyboard, vocal from Capillary Action, loolowningen), Mitsuo Sakaguchi (keyboard, effects from Alan Smithee's MAD Universe, cojo), 448CO (bass from DaKaTz) and Daigo Wakasugi (drums from Stand Alone - 404), the band weaves its way through a boggling array of improvisations and compositions, trouncing genres with mad mercurial delivery. This is stay until the end music.


Polylis on Myspace

Oncenth Trio

Oncenth TrioThis is dangerous music! Innovative, daring and uncompromising, Oncenth Trio have always embodied the spirit of jazz, and they continue to expand the language into new dimensions.

An explosive group consisting of Taeko Kurita on piano, Keigo Iwami on double bass and Ryusaku 'Rutang' Ikezawa on drums, the most spectacular thing about this trio is their ability to balance their musicianship so that the interplay approaches delirious heights of intensity, while still maintaining the pinnacle of communication necessary for great music. Teetering on the edge of a dangerous precipice, this band meshes fresh, lyrical compositions with precarious and unhinged improvisation.

Oncenth Trio on MySpace

Mysteries of Love

Mysteries of LoveFormed by Anthony Guerra, Noel Callan, Mark Sadgrove and Mark Anderson, this band embodies the negative space of the sound we might first believe to have been rock and roll. Hypnotic rhythms meet mesmerizing waves of distortion mixed with other great caverns of manmade psychedelic sound.

Anthony Guerra - black pedal

Mark Sadgrove - a binary datum

Evil Penguin

Evil Penguin Master of disguises, Mexican top-hats, ambient rockabilly to minimal Hawaiian Kumulipo chants, the Evil Penguin poses the primordial question of evanescence against a backdrop of New Wave folk. Celebratory, subliminal, moment-to-moment. A Tasmanian treasure with a penchant for open spaces.