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Album Review

Ikue Mori / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus

Read "Prickly Pear Cactus" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Musical collaboration is problematic in Covid-19 times. Rubbing elbows with fellow musicians can translate to positive test results. But the music must roll on. At least that is how electronics wizard/laptopist Ikue Mori, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura feel. Instead of getting together body and soul, the trio decided to swap sound files on the internet--Mori from her home base in New York, Fujii and Tamura from their household in Kobe, Japan. So sounds flowed across ...

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Multiple Reviews

Ikue Mori: Mysterious Soundscapes

Read "Ikue Mori: Mysterious Soundscapes" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Laptop computer pioneer Ikue Mori is a musician with a vision. Mori began her career as an untutored drummer in the seminal no wave group DNA, than transformed herself into an improviser who juggles an array of interconnected drum-machines and samplers, and again into a laptop computer player who no longer bases her musical language on rhythmic conceptions.

She not only succeeded incorporating her highly distinctive, computerized soundscapes into a legitimate role in some of the most adventurous ...


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