All five tracks featured on become were composed last year during a particularly dark and cold February in her current home-base of Berlin. The dismal weather kept her inside and allowed her time to get lost within Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka On The Shore (the inspirational source for all of become’s track titles) as well as gain more familiarity with the Moog Mother 32 synthesizer she had recently acquired. No longer relegated to strictly acoustic compositions, her gorgeous violin arrangements began finding new colors and textures with help from her new electronic gear, and the songs that would find their way onto become started to come to life. It wasn’t long after finding newfound inspiration in the Tukico project when FACT Magazine invited Hoshiko to introduce her new project for their coveted ‘Against The Clock’ series.
Artwork and video directed by Atsushi Harata
The title Spaces In Between refers to the holes through which one can see from one card to the next, the porous membrane between present and past and the literal distance between Reykjavik and Berlin, where these two musicians are located. This long-distance collaboration feels a lot closer when the project is contained in an old film can, a reminder not only of the beauty of intercontinental connections, but that everything old is new again.(a closer listen)
This first, limited edition version comes in the form of 60, re-purposed, vintage 35mm film cans. Each can has been hand modified front and back, with labels hand typed on an old typewriter, and each one then stickered, hand stamped and further manually distressed. Inside each unique receptacle is a selection of 35-40 hand rounded 5″ circles/prints cut from a variety of papers, blueprints, schematics, book covers, transparencies, maps and other antique ephemera. The circles are textural, textual, and are all meant to be in keeping with the album’s title of “Spaces In Between”.
more concert will be coming…
It’s like two of them having a conversation, everything happens right there on the fly, their sound just goes by how they go and with the sound they create, you will realize you are in that “moment” that passes by. That’s where they will get you in.
With having completely different “music” backgrounds, who knows how but they crossed the paths. And that is something that you will be glad about after an hour of experiencing the world that they introduce you to.
All tracks performed in real time & recorded February and March 2019.
Synthesizer and Mix – Makoto Sakamoto
Electric Violin – Hoshiko Yamane
Mastering by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
Artwork photography by Kei Sugimoto
Artwork graphics by Yutaka Sakamoto
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「即興とは思えぬ豊潤な音に満たされる、至福の時間! ジャーマン・ロックの伝説的バンド・タンジェリンドリーム / TANGERINE DREAMの現行メンバー Hoshiko Yamaneと、ダンスミュージックユニットSub Human BrosのメンバーMAKOTO SAKAMOTOによるコラボ・アルバム!」 ※日本国内メーカーより
Hoshiko Yamane performed for “Against the clock” of FACT Magazin as her side project Tukico.
Yamane gave us an exclusive look at this project’s live iteration, delivering a hypnotic improvisation in just 10 minutes using a loop pedal, a Moog synthesizer and her five-string electric viola.
山根 星子という本名での活動、タンジェリン・ドリーム（Tangerine Dream）、Tukico、KiSekiなど、様々な名義で様々なジャンルを同時にこなし、短期間でこれほどまでの実績を作り上げてきたアーティストが他にいるだろうか？ 少なくとも私は知らない。そんな唯一無二のヴァイオリニスト・山根 星子さんを2018年最後のゲストとして迎え、念願のインタビューを行った。Queticインタビューpart.5 タンジェリン・ドリーム、ソロ、作曲と多彩な顔を持つ世界的ヴァイオリニスト山根星子