Sugai Ken + Ossia + Yasuo Sugibayashi

sugai ken

Sugai Ken (jp) + Ossia (uk) + Yasuo Sugibayashi (jp)

Doors open


The mysterious scenery that Sugai Ken (RVNG Intl) imagines from his home of Kanagawa, Japan takes unusual shape and form in the shadow of UkabazUmorezU’s moon. Sugai's reverence for traditional folklore becomes an intimate, liminal ceremony of interpretative music on UkabazUmorezU and an invitation for the open mind to wander a nighttime world wild with curious characters and strange, serene sounds.

Blackest Ever Black presents Red X, the debut release from Young Echo member Ossia. 10 unyielding minutes of noise-strafed, rootical techno backed with two more abstract, uncanny studies in reverb and delay. One of the Bristol underground’s most vital behind-the-scenes operators, Ossia runs the RWD>>FWD mail-order and oversees the Peng Sound, No Corner and Hotline Recordings labels, among others. Though you may have clocked his appearances as DJ Oa$is on FuckPunk, the label he runs with Vessel, Red X is his first proper solo offering.

Yasuo Sugibayashi (Lullabies For Insomniacs) :Yasuo began his musical journey playing guitar in a high school band, in 1980 after moving to Tokyo and immersing himself in various musical groups he founded Mimic Records. Inspired heavily by the art movements of the late 1970's, in particular the innovations of Brian Eno and David Cunningham he purchased a Roland System 100M. He was in search of a sound and the synthesizer had great potential. Simultaneously he had started experimenting with tape, playing with the tactility of the medium so he could understand how to best adapt it for his pieces. Yasuo explored ancient ethnic music and wanted to combine his influences with daily experiences of city life. The short lived Mimic records was home to three of his solo releases, a self titled LP and two 7 inches, shortly after this period Yasuo went on to pursue other musical projects, in 1985 he was a founding member of the band Qujila which is still active today.