experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 95

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Sound Experiments

Test Tone 95: Tripping the Light Fantastic

August 13th, 2013 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 23:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.

Pardon Kimura + Cal Lyall + Ichiraku Yoshiyuki

Pardon Kimura + Cal Lyall + Ichiraku Yoshiyuki Sound artist, recording engineer, producer and 'frequency surfer', the ubiquitous Pardon Kimura has been an active proponent in the dub, jazz, avant-garde and pop music scenes ever since Yann Tomita produced his 1999 album 'Locals', introducing his surf-laden frequencies to the chilled-out masses. Since that time, he has continued to explore the limits of the modular synthesizer in a range of genres, collaborating with the likes of Otomo Yoshihide, UA, Killer Bong and Naruyoshi Kikuchi along the way.

Moving into unknown territories yet again, he'll be joined by Tokyo-based sound artist Cal Lyall (Jahiliyyah, Tetragrammaton, FDF, etc.) on guitar/electronics and up-and-coming drummer-in-demand Ichiraku Yoshiyuki (Fratenn, Guru Host, etc.), who is equally at home in resplendent ambient and avant-pop settings as he is in rock and free-jazz freakouts. This one may go either way.

Pardon Kimura

Cal Lyall

Ichiraku Yoshiyuki (Fratenn)

SUTT (from Berlin/Istanbul)

Sofie Trolde (vox, sampler) and Utku Tavil (drums, electronics)This mindblowing Berlin-based unit pits the rhythmic and multitextured vocal work of Sofie Trolde (Denmark) against the deftly kinetic drumming of Utku Tavil (Turkey) for a mercurial and massively accomplished collaboration.

Working some judicious electronic processing into their careening live sets, they move from dark and fragmented sound explorations into lurching subterranean rumblings punctuated by yelps, shrieks and some breathtaking leather-lunged vocal delivery. For fans of combustible, spine-tingling improvisation, SUTT is pure deviant listening pleasure.


Atsuhiro Ito + DJ MEMAI

Atsuhiro Ito + DJ MEMAIIn a heady matchup made for the scorching summer heat, self-styled 'Optron' player Atsuhiro Ito faces off against the turntable wizardry of DJ MEMAI (HALBACH, Fallopian Disco Force, Worst Taste & Special Magic, etc.) for a electrified barrage of churning rhythmic banter. Get ready to fight your way through skin-melting laser beams, projectile tasers and perhaps some wayward asteroids for a fantastic blast of bulldozing beats on the dance floor.

Atsuhiro Ito


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.