released September 10, 2017
There is no recording date mentioned on the release Emerge (live processing) did with Shizuku Aosaki (celtic harp, voice) and Morihide Sawada (snare drum), the latter calling themselves Komorebi. This might very well some sort of studio recording. There are only four pieces on this release, spanning twenty-five minutes. Emerge picks up the sounds produced by the other two and all of this merges together in improvised music. I didn’t hear Komorebi before, so I have no idea what they normally sound like, but as a trio it sounds very good; very controlled I must say. With some of the more impromptu events on Attenuation Circuit things usually start out quiet and explode towards the end and that’s not happening here. Aosaki and Sawada play their instruments with great care, leaving lots of space in between the pieces and Emerge fills this in a likewise sparse manner this time, with the occasional one-off time-stretch of a single sound. There is a vaguely Eastern atmosphere with this music, but Aosaki’s voice is all a bit more about heavenly singing; think Celtic perhaps and it gives the third (untitled) piece a strange atmosphere, a bit out of place with the other three pieces, but overall I thought this was an excellent disc of carefully constructed silent improvisation.
BAD ALCHEMY #96
Shizuku Aosaki & Morihide Sawade (Ex-Drummer von Marble Sheep und bei der Schiphorst-geborenen Instant Drone Factory) bilden zusammen KOMOREBI, EMERGE mischt sich zum ACK 1050-Klang ihrer keltischer Harfe und dem Klopfen und Klacken seiner Snare Drum mit Live Processing. Die Harfe trägt allerdings nicht Tartan, das Ganze klingt eher zen-zeremoniell, mit nun auch einsetzender Vokalisation. Sehr weird, zugleich ganz lyrisch, mit pendelndem Kling-Klang, rauschendem Donnerblech, funkeligem Arpeggio. Das Lied, das sie anstimmt, wird aber elektronisch verweht., mysteriös und zauberhaft.