|˟˟| (pronounce 'gate') is a Tokyo-based Dutch-Japanese noise/jazz project.
The project was started by Lajos in june 2009 as an experiment in solo improvisation on multiple instruments simultaneously, some of which were built (or adapted) especially for this project. In November 2009, Taka joined the project.
|˟˟|'s music is somewhere in between free jazz (or free music) and noise, with important influences from industrial, drone, and Japanese and other traditional music. All music is the product of free improvisation without scores, plans, predetermined ideas, or second takes. All sessions are recorded as single track (usually mono) MP3 files, and except for some fade-in and/or fade-out, no changes are made in post production.
Lajos Ishibashi-Brons: 7-string bass, guitar, sousen, zarazara, crank-in-a-box, various other effects and noise makers, and vocals.
Takahito Hayashi: soprano sax, soprano and sopranino recorders, ryuuteki (dragon flute), flute, didgeridoo, various other wind instruments, percussion, and vocals.
All releases can be listened to at Bandcamp: