Otomo Yoshihide: Cathode

Otomo Yoshihide: Cathode

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Otomo Yoshihide: Cathode

With 1999's Cathode, Otomo Yoshihide presents a mix of his experimental material. On the opening and closing tracks, "Modulation #2" and "Modulation #1" respectively, he makes full use of sine waves alongside the sounds of the sho, a traditional Japanese instrument. It should be noted that while some listeners find sine waves refreshing and mind-expanding, as they penetrate areas of your mind that sound does not normally hit so directly, other listeners -- specifically, those with tinnitus or other sensitivity to high-pitched sounds -- will find these frequencies unbearable. In contrast, "Cathode #1" presents an improvising ensemble of samplers and electronics, and traditional instruments, from cello to shamisen. The following cut, "Cathode #2" finds Yoshihide working solo, sampling on a hard disk recorder. Yoshihide continues to explore sound experimentation with this release, never looking back to past projects such as Ground Zero.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/1999
Label: Tzadik
UPC: 0702397705123
catalogNumber: 7051

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cathode   Primary Artist
Tanaka Yumiko   Futozao
Otomo Yoshihide   Guitar,Turntables
Ami Yoshida   Vocals
Kô Ishikawa   Sho
Kudo Miho   Violin
Mochizuki Naoko   Piano
Yamashita Toru   Human Whistle
Kawasaki Uta   Synthesizer
Mochizuki Naoya   Cello
Tsuneo Imahori   Acoustic Guitar
Masaaki Kikuchi   Contrabass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Sachiko Miyamoto   Contributor
Kazunori Sugiyama   Producer
John Zorn   Executive Producer
Otomo Yoshihide   Composer,Producer,Engineering
Kô Ishikawa   Sound Effects
Mochizuki Naoko   Sound Effects

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