Gears of Sand Recordings (USA) 2007 CD-R
Recorded & composed in Tokyo, 2006-07.
All sound sources are environmental sound, electronics, voice, guitar and piano.
released January 1, 2007
Back on earth, newcomer Yui Onodera clearly owes some tuition to the Noble school, and, like other artists on that engaging Japanese label (plus its spiritual aesthetes residing at 12k, Plop, Apestaartje, Headz), works a filigree of means into tightly-wound ornaments of sound. Rhizome examines the residual eddies orbiting about noises glimpsed at nearly subatomic levels, where the crunch of neutrons becomes palpable, where congregations of masticating insects assume intensities of biblical proportions. Recalling Michael Prime’s fascinating anthropomorphic capturings of plant tissue, Rhizome’s effects (constructed out of hand-picked field recordings, electronic drizzlings, ultra-processed guitar, and piano will o’ the wisp) echo across vast microbial regions to reveal the teeming events unfolding deep within. Hugely engrossing, as it should be.
SIGNAL TO NOISE #49 (USA)