Friday 12 April 2019

OJP036 / OUC020 : TRIOLA / Chiral

Cover art by Saskia Griepink

OJP036 / OUC020 : TRIOLA / Chiral

Chiral is the brand new album from Japanese duo TRIOLA and took 2 years to prepare, compose and finally record.

The project TRIOLA was reborn in 2016 with the introduction of a new violinist: Anzu Suhara. 
Base member Atsuko Hatano (see also OJP031 and OJP035) provides all the compositions and the band still fonctions as a duo violin / viola plus the guests when playing live or on recordings.

Though Atsuko regards her compositions as simple ones, one can directly hear the complexity of the arrangements and the always search for special sounds and layers.

Anzu Suhara (violin - Japan) is interested in experimental music and has collaborated and recorded with various orchestra such as ASA-C HANG & pilgrimage, NHK dynasty gong and Hikaru Utada as "Anzu Suhara  strings » and many other acts.

Atsuko Hatano (viola and composition - Japan) is a viola player using her instrument with a lot of electronics to add textures and layers to her sound. Definitely contemporary classical but with a very electronic approach.  She made a conceptual, avant-garde and organic album in 2018 called ‘Cells #2’ which sounds like a full strings orchestra tough it’s entirely played by herself adding layers with her string viola in form of ‘Cells’.    When not playing solo, Atsuko is extremely active recording, collaborating and playing live with Jim O.Rourke, Eiko Ishibashi, Mocky and many more acts.   

 Anzu & Atsuko

'Phantom Waltz' video directed by Atsushi Harata:

Anzu Suhara (violin, chorus)
Atsuko Hatano (viola, cello, contrabass, chorus, piano etc)

Eiko Ishibashi (drums on 1,2,6)
Joe Talia (percussion on 3)
Jim O'Rourke (bass on 1)

All composed by Atsuko Hatano 
Recorded by Joe Talia, Atsuko Hatano 
Mixed, Mastered by Joe Talia
Recorded at Hoshi To Niji studio, studio Microbe
Designed by Yosuke Watanabe
Cover : Saskia Griepink "Masdevallia" 2018

Digital release on the 12th of April 2019.

Track listing:

1: Chiral 11
2: Phantom Waltz
3: Runaway Mirrorball
4: Halo
5: Twin Spirals
6: 13HZ Cipher
7: Back Fire
8: Masdevallia

And on Bandcamp: 

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