Kirigirisu Recordings Tour Compilation is an unimaginatively named 4 track mini album to celebrate the first one of our trips out of Tokyo with some of our musical friends. I realise that two dates is probably not a tour, but if they’re in different cities that must count for something, mustn’t it? And anyway, this is only part one. There will be further shows in more locations as time allows I hope.
I first met Sonotanotanpenz when I played at Enban with them a couple of years ago. They were great that night and given that I am writing this after our tour has finished, I can confirm that they were great in Toyama and Kanazawa too. The first time I played with Asuna was at Nanahari, before I lived in Japan in November 2011. His show that night was a huge inspiration for me and I was delighted when we got back in touch after we started Kirigirisu. The idea for the tour came from a three-way mutual interest in each others music and we have been thinking about it for a while. I was delighted when it finally came together. I can’t thank Asuna enough for all of his hard work in organising the Toyama and Kanazawa shows. Thank you again for everything!
The idea to make a tour CD came at the last minute, but I’m very happy with how things worked out. Thank you to Sonotanotanpenz and Asuna for providing us with these tracks at short notice. I was delighted with how many CDs we sold at the two dates, but intentionally made too many so we would have some to sell to people who couldn’t make it as I really love the music and the way the songs sit together on this release. I’m really looking forward to parts 2, 3 and 4 which we have already been talking about, as it was a lot of fun to play these shows with these artists. If you would like us to bring the tour to your city, please let us know.
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Incredible work! Not precisely drone by my terms, but drone enough for me to say that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which is why I love drone in the first place! Such nuanced, yet raw sounds! Highly recommended! I have no idea how this label finds such great and lesser known artists.