TASHI WADA WITH YOSHI WADA & FRIENDS
FRKWYS Vol 14 – Nue RVNG INTL 8/10
An inter-generational exploration, on Nue experimental sound artist Tashi Wada teams up with father, Fluxus figure yoshi Wada, whose ’80s albums Off The Wall and Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile are understated masterpieces of modern minimalism. It’s a quietly confident collection – short snippets of serpentine drones meet with shadowy compositions for gentle, ever-ascending melodies, reminiscent of the spooked electronics of Nuno Canavarro’s Plux Quba. When the full ensemble, including Julia holter and Simone Forti, gather on pieces like “Fanfare”, the end result is a softly engorged fullness, a beautifully complex weave of tones.