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Signals Bulletin

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Signals Bulletin
Signals Bulletin


Faitiche releases a new collaboration between the Japanese sound artist ASUNA and Jan Jelinek: the album brings together joint improvisations and compositions made over a period of three years in Berlin, Kyoto and Kanazawa. ASUNA's meandering organ drones merge with Jelinek's pulsating synthesizer and field recording loops to create dense superclusters that span broad harmonic arcs. "Watching the Japanese sound artist ASUNA playing the organ, some people might be surprised. ASUNA is no virtuoso flying over the keyboard in a rage. Instead, with the calm gestures of an office worker, he cuts strips of adhesive tape to the correct length before sticking them onto the keys of his instrument. In this way, large clusters of keys are held down, creating a dense and sustained range of frequencies, while the sound artist continually prepares further sets of keys or removes tape again. I have rarely seen a more convincing performance concept, with such a power to fascinate. I first met ASUNA when we both gave a concert at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, his home city. He performed the organ drones as described above and I immediately knew I wanted to collaborate with him. Six years and five meetings later, we completed Signals Bulletin.


  1. Name
  2. Relief, Pt. 1
  3. Pulsating Primary Structure
  4. Fountain
  5. How a Spiral Works
  6. Blinking of Countless Lines
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