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Stone Drum Avantgardism
^ ^ (Double Circumflex)
Catalogue Number
^ ^ 01
Release Date
July 8, 2022


Press Release

Kitchen sink Scuzz n’ Bass from 1998 Tokyo. Existing somewhere between Drum n Bass, Musique Concrète, Free Jazz and Noise, Jigen (aka Taro Nijikama) ran the cult Shi-Ra-Nui imprint and was a lynchpin of Tokyo's underground music scene, working as much behind the scenes as in front of them.

There is an inherent grit to the work on display here. Jazz-inflected drums, echoing bells, dissonant flutes, and haunting piano work coarsely interact with skipping breaks and industrial atmospherics, punctuated by tense gasps of silence. Samples disintegrate and reappear, creating a kind of elliptical narrative, and the 9 tracks here perhaps trigger a disorienting sense of dèjá vu.

Originally released on CD by Shi-Ra-Nui in 1998, Double Circumflex is proud to present the first officially licensed reissue of Stone Drum Avantgardism by Jigen and introduces the prescient sound of Shi-Ra-Nui for deeper excavation into its shadowy fissures. Mastered and cut with maximum precision by Beau Thomas at Teneightseven.

  1. 1 残像 0:09
  2. 2 一番勝負対右弦 1:08
  3. 3 二番勝負対左弦音無 0:51
  4. 4 三番勝負対半月百聞 1:01
  5. 5 四番勝負対次弦三求敗 1:04
  6. 6 samu siro 狭廷 1:00
  7. 7 狂雲刀残庖 0:19
  8. 8 五番勝負対次弦狂雲斎 1:00
  9. 9 OUTRO 無闇 1:00
  10. 10 Stone Drum A4 1:01

Drum&Bass / Hardcore / Jungle

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