Toshimaru Nakamura & John Butcher

Café Oto - by Andy Newcombe.

Toshimaru Nakamura

The sadly no-longer existing Super Deluxe in Roppongi, Tokyo was the venue for Nakamura and Butcher’s first concert, which forms half of Cavern with Nightlife - Weight of Wax’s first release.
Further concerts followed in Japan and Europe and when they were invited to record in London for David Sylvian's "When we return you won't recogise us” project, they set the next afternoon aside to make the Dusted Machinery CD at Dave Hunt’s studio in Shepherd’s Bush.

Nakamura started out as a rock 'n' roll guitarist, but over the years he has evolved to what's known as a no- input mixing board, where the input of the board is connected to the output, and the resulting audio feedback is manipulated by Nakamura. He's one of the key players in the Japanese Onkyo movement, which emphasizes sound texture rather than musical structure. Butcher’s saxophone is recognizable as a memory of itself, one that's been shattered into a thousand sonic pixels. It's the merciless, pitiless sound of machinery, and yet there's an elegance here, with something undeniably vital and indispensable at work. There's a very particular aura about this music; it's holy metallic noise, a robotic Jack Kerouac sound-poem full of electronic bouquets.
Squid’s Ear - Florence Wetzel.

Nakamura started out as a rock 'n' roll guitarist, but over the years he has evolved to what's known as a no- input mixing board, where the input of the board is connected to the output, and the resulting audio feedback is manipulated by Nakamura. He's one of the key players in the Japanese Onkyo movement, which emphasizes sound texture rather than musical structure. Butcher’s saxophone is recognizable as a memory of itself, one that's been shattered into a thousand sonic pixels. It's the merciless, pitiless sound of machinery, and yet there's an elegance here, with something undeniably vital and indispensable at work. There's a very particular aura about this music; it's holy metallic noise, a robotic Jack Kerouac sound-poem full of electronic bouquets.
Squid’s Ear - Florence Wetzel.

Cavern with Nightlife
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