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- About -
I'm Shinobu Nemoto resident in Japan. MOUFUROKUON (Blanket Recordings) is a private label and recording studio of me. I worked with a lot of analog equipment, make experimental music with a guitar, recorded improvise sometimes. "Tape recorder and hard wear". I use them, (I do not use a PC for recording. My sound vibration is POST-BINARY/PC in at all) it's music breathes life and death. And I work under the following name."Summons of Shining Ruins" Possibility of electric guitar and magnetic tape attributes, sometimes focuses on a melody and my old memory. "Shinobu Nemoto" Due to the acoustic experiment, Field recording, Improvisation. "Dark Side Of The Audio System" is an experiment with a broken recorder and tape loops. I sincerely appreciate your interest and support.
Kindest regards,
Shinobu
- New Release -
27 Oct. 2016

SHINOBU NEMOTO
Heart Suite 4CD Box Set

For more info and sound clip is HERE.

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd089-092)
Limited 30 copies /
Recorded in fall 2016 / Cover by UKKU

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13 Jun. 2016

sandspace & shinobu nemoto
S/T 2016
Free

For more info and sound clip is HERE.

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mod003)

- News -
Up coming Releases:
Magnetic Mnemonics and Summons of Shining Ruins.
27/10/2016 Shinobu Nemoto "Heart Suite" 4CD Box Set Out Now!!
10/06/2016 sandspace & shinobu nemoto - S/T 2016 Free! For more info and sound clip is HERE!
12/03/2016 Summons of Shining Ruins "Apocalyptic Graffiti 1-6" and "My Neighbor Bass Player" Out now!!
24/11/2015 Summons of Shining Ruins "Epokhe" Out!
18/08/2015 Summons of Shining Ruins "Yellow Ghos 1-3" and Dark Side of The Audio System "loop collections 10-11" Out now!!
10/08/2015 Summons of Shining Ruins "Le Punctum Mix 1,2,3" out!! And Bandcamp of MOUFUROKUON is BIG UP DATE! Here!!
26/07/2015 Summons of Shining Ruins "au pied du mont sainte-victoire. ou aqueduc, folt de pins, quarry / original version" Digital release. Here!
20/07/2015 Summons of Shining Ruins"HIKARI" and "KIKI" out from MOUFUROKUON!
04/03/2015 Some updates to Bandcamp of MOUFUROKUOIN.
03/03/2015 Shinobu Nemoto Improvisations #26-#27. Release from MOUFUROKUON! Cover photo by Ralf Rabendorn Thank you Ralf!!
09/02/2015 Summons of Shining Ruins free release from Taalem!
20/12/2014 Shinobu Nemoto & Victor Yibril Free release! Song1, Song2, Song3
26/10/2014 Shinobu Nemoto Improvisations #13-#25. Release from MOUFUROKUON!
01/06/2014 Big update of MOUFUROKUON!!! SoSR "HARUKA" "FUGU SQUARE" "Dreams1, 2" etc..WOOOOOOO!
05/04/2014 New release of Summons Ep "Masami ssi, dangsin ui him e su eobs-eoseo mian haeyo. naneun dangsin eul ij-ji anhseubnida. gamsahabnida" from taarem. Cheers Jean!!
05/04/2014 Again new Compilation release from Stereoscenic Records [SCENE-7]!!
17/03/2014 New Compilation release from Stereoscenic Records [SCENE-4]! Thank you Andrew!!
25/02/2014 New compilation released from "Phinery" with SoSR track! Thanks Phinery!!

31/01/2014 Reissue of Summons album "HELL'S VIEWS" from Organic Industries! Thank you O.I.!! Thanks Andre!
14/07/2013 New release of Summons Ep "The Sky Sings to Us" from KIMBERLY DAWN! Thanks Frank!! Stock of KIMBERLY DAWN sold out. I have 20 copies.
29/06/2013 New releases! dark side of the audio system-loop collections 4-7 and Shinobu Nemoto - Electronic Element Wind 1 from MOUFUROKUON!!
28/05/2013 Uploaded in the full-length songs of Josef [K].
20/05/2013 dark side of the audio system - loop collections #9 Released from ANALOGPATH
20/04/2013 Shinobu Nemoto - SILVER STORM Available now! Released from Organic-Industries
01/01/2013 Happy new yaer!! 3 new release! all FLEE ! dark side of the audio system-loop collections #6 & #7. Summons of Shining Ruins - Installed Teleportation Machine Available now! FREE!! INSTALL Digital Archive
28/12/2012 Summons of Shining Ruin - TAKESHI Available now! Released from RESTING BELL.
20/12/2012 Takeshi / Shinobu appeared on the compilation of FQP "Scary Playgrounds". Thank you FQP!!
09/12/2012 Shinobu Nemoto - FLOWERS Available now! Released from ANALOGPATH
03/12/2012 Summons of Shining Ruin - SHIHO Available now! Released from RESTING BELL.
13/11/2012 Summons of Shining Ruin - IDIOT Available now! Released from INSTALL.
20/08/2012 Summons of Shining Ruins - You walked there first time shouting loud voice and look up the sky you a proud face be waves be sea roar Available now!
05/08/2012 dark side of the audio system-loop collections #5 Available now! FREE!! INSTALL Digital Archive
01/08/2012 dark side of the audio system-loop collections #4 Reviewe in Beat magazine (09 2012 issue)

05/07/2012 dark side of the audio system-loop collections #4 Available now! FREE!! INSTALL Digital Archive
21/05/2012 dark side of the audio system-loop collections #8 Available now!
20/04/2012 escala 2.3 - volume 2.3.3 snow out now. released from escala
01/03/2012 Dispersive Light/Summons Of Shining Ruins - Split Available now. Released from A5 Production.
07/02/2012 Summons of Shining Ruins - "On The Beach" released from Resting Bell Thank you so much Christian and Danielle!
18/01/2012 My digital store "magnetic mnemonics" is available now.The first release is the first album of Summons of Shining Ruins which became already out of print. It was released in 2008 by INSTALL.
18/12/2011 Summons of Shining Ruins "Peyrelebade" released from Against it rec Thank you so much Ralf!!
09/09/2011
Shinobu Nemoto - "Tetuso" released from Resting Bell Thank you so much Christian!

23/08/2011 "The Deadly Sins" Radio Alternator Mix by Pawel Dunajko!! Thank you!
15/08/2011 "The Deadly Sins" reviewed in TOKAFI! By René Margraff!!
28/07/2011 VCV&SHINOBU NEMOTO - JOVAIN CLOUDS available now!! Vinyl from INSTALL!!!
20/06/2011 Summons of Shining Ruins - THE DEADLYSINS released from ANALOGPATH!! Thanks AP!
27/05/2011 Summons of Shining Ruins - Hell's Views - Organic Industries 002 now available for download in over 80 digital record stores. Order your CDr direct at: www.moufu-rokuon.net. Thank you Andre!
12/05/2011 Summons of Shining Ruins "Ansan Vesper" released from Kimberly Dawn (KimDawn041). Thanks Frank!
27/02/2011 "Melting Loop Trip" reviewed by Peter Van Cooten Thank you Peter!
16/02/2011 "Melting Loop Trip" Radio Alternator Mix by Pawel Dunajko!! Thank you!
08/02/2011 Two noisy stuffs! Summons of Shining Ruins "Blaze In The Distance Of Noise Floor" & WOOD LAND & SHINOBU NEMOTO "Prophetic Dream Stage" available now.
25/01/2011 "Melting Loop Trip" reviewed in TOKAFI! Awesome reviewe!!
14/12/2010 My new interview in TOKAFI. "15 Questions to Shinobu Nemoto" Thanks Tobias!!
12/12/2010 Shinobu Nemoto "Melting Loop Trip" available now. Also this album has free download from Resting Bell. Enjoy!! And thanks Christian! Kati!
12/11/2010 Shinobu Nemoto improvisations #1 is sold out on Experimedia shop. There is stock in MOUFU - ROKUON only 10copies, Order is here.THANK YOU!!
07/11/2010 Summons of Shining Ruins "Eden's Voice" available now and 2 free release of Shinobu Nemoto "Improvisation Air 1 and 2" on INSTALL digital archive.
15/10/2010 Summons of Shining Ruins "SHOEGAZE/STARGAZE" available now. Cassette Tape!!
10/09/2010 Summons of Shining Ruins "Bud Variations" CD version released. 1 bonus track is included.
24/08/2010 Summons of Shining Ruins "HODAI" released.
09/07/2010 Sinobu Nemoto "Improvisations#9-#12" released.
28/05/2010 Summons of Shining Ruins "SAMURAI" released.
25/03/2010 Sinobu Nemoto "Improvisations #2-#8" available now.
25/03/2010 Summons of Shining Ruins "BUD VARIATIONS" only 11 copies available here.
20/03/2010 Summons of Shining Ruins "BUD VARIATIONS" released from dead pilot records. But that was sold out already two days later. Soon only about 10copies sells cassettes from MOUFU - ROKUON, Thanks.
10/01/2010 My studio "MOUFU-ROKUON" Article in Beat magazine (02 2010 issue) Take a peek here.
20/12/2009 SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #1 was reviewed in THE WIRE (#311 issue).
18/11/2009 SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisasions #1 Interview by Tokafi


- Releases -
Summons of Shining Ruins
Summons of Shining Ruins - Apocalyptic Graffiti 1 2016

01 Graffiti 01 (07:10) 02 Graffiti 02 (07:11) 03 Graffiti 03 (07:55) 04 Graffiti 04 (03:27) 05 Graffiti 05 (3:22) 06 Graffiti 06 (05:58) 07 Graffiti 07 (06:15) 08 Graffiti 08 (03:03)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd082)
Limited 30 copies /
arigato pak with insert / Recorded in winter 2016 / Dedicate to Nemoto Kaori

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Apocalyptic Graffiti 2 2016

01 Graffiti 09 (07:1042) 02 Graffiti 10 (07:27) 03 Graffiti 11 (05:24) 04 Graffiti 12 (05:17) 05 Graffiti 13 (3:08) 06 Graffiti 14 (03:15) 07 Graffiti 15 (03:09) 08 Graffiti 16 (08:20)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd083)
Limited 30 copies /
arigato pak with insert / Recorded in winter 2016 / Dedicate to Nemoto Kaori

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Apocalyptic Graffiti 3 2016

01 Graffiti 17 (06:29) 02 Graffiti 18 (07:00) 03 Graffiti 19 (06:37) 04 Graffiti 20 (05:50) 05 Graffiti 21 (07:22) 06 Graffiti 22 (05:08) 07 Graffiti 23 (05:10) 08 Graffiti 24 (06:36)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd084)
Limited 30 copies /
arigato pak with insert / Recorded in winter 2016 / Dedicate to Nemoto Kaori

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Apocalyptic Graffiti 4 2016

01 Graffiti 25 (07:48) 02 Graffiti 26 (07:51) 03 Graffiti 27 (06:50) 04 Graffiti 28 (05:31) 05 Graffiti 29 (04:18) 06 Graffiti 30 (06:22) 07 Graffiti 31 (06:54) 08 Graffiti 32 (06:08)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd085)
Limited 30 copies /
arigato pak with insert / Recorded in winter 2016 / Dedicate to Nemoto Kaori

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Apocalyptic Graffiti 5 2016

01 Graffiti 33 (07:53) 02 Graffiti 34 (07:33) 03 Graffiti 35 (04:07) 04 Graffiti 36 (08:04) 05 Graffiti 37 (05:19) 06 Graffiti 38 (06:55) 07 Graffiti 39 (06:52) 08 Graffiti 40 (05:57)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd086)
Limited 30 copies /
arigato pak with insert / Recorded in winter 2016 / Dedicate to Nemoto Kaori

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Apocalyptic Graffiti 6 2016

01 Graffiti 41 (06:15) 02 Graffiti 42 (06:06) 03 Graffiti 43 (07:55) 04 Graffiti 44 (07:35) 05 Graffiti 45 (0616) 06 Graffiti 46 (03:37) 07 Graffiti 47 (06:19) 08 Graffiti 48 (05:22)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd087)
Limited 30 copies /
arigato pak with insert / Recorded in winter 2016 / Dedicate to Nemoto Kaori

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Summons of Shining Ruins - My Neighbor Bass Player 2016

01 Bass1 (04:05) 02 Bass2 (04:19) 03 Bass3 (01:18) 04 Bass4 (02:59) 05 Bass5 (02:06) 06 Bass6 (02:57) 07 Bass7 (01:42) 08 Bass8 (01:54) 09 Bass9 (02:44) 10 Bass10 (05:11) 11 Bass11 (04:35) 12 Bass12 (02:39) 13 Bass13 (03:19) 14 Bass14 (05:27) 15 Bass15 (03:10) 16 Bass16 (03:12) 17 Bass17 (03:10) 18 Bass18 (02:16) 19 Bass19 (04:51)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd088)
Limited 10 copies /
Recorded in winter 2016

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Epokhe

01 Track 1 (05:55) 02 Track 2 (05:55) 03 Track 3 (05:55) 04 Track 4 (05:55) 05 Track 5 (05:55) 06 Track 6 (05:55) 07 Track 7 (05:55) 08 Track 8 (05:55)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd081)
Limited 30 copies /
Recorded in winter 2015

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Yellow Ghost 3 2015

01 Ghost 17 (03:28) 02 Ghost 18 (07:30) 03 Ghost 19 (04:49) 04 Ghost 20 (05:22) 05 Ghost 21 (08:32) 06 Ghost 22 (06:06) 07 Ghost 23 (05:27) 08 Ghost 24 (06:27)


Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd080)
Limited 30 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in summer 2015 / $9

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Yellow Ghost 2 2015

01 Ghost 9 (06:24) 02 Ghost 10 (05:03) 03 Ghost 11 (06:33) 04 Ghost 12 (07:24) 05 Ghost 13 (06:11) 06 Ghost 14 (03:38) 07 Ghost 15 (03:21)) 08 Ghost 16 (05:42)


Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd079)
Limited 30 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in summer 2015/ $9

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Yellow Ghost 1 2015

01 Ghost 1 (06:58) 02 Ghost 2 (08:12) 03 Ghost 3 (05:49) 04 Ghost 4 (03:35) 05 Ghost 5 (05:48) 06 Ghost 6 (05:33) 07 Ghost 7 (04:51) 08 Ghost 8 (05:07)


Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd078)
Limited 30 copies /
Vinyl sleeve / Recorded in summer 2015/ $9

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Le Punctum Mix 3 2015

01 Mix 1 (17:23) 02 Mix 2 (12:38) 03 Mix 3 (15:04) 04 Mix 4 (08:47)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd077)
Limited 30 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Art by Tamami Shigeno / Recorded in summer 2015

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Le Punctum Mix 2 2015

01 Mix 1 (17:32) 02 Mix 2 (17:26) 03 Mix 3 (21:47) 04 Mix 4 (21:16)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd076)
Limited 30 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Art by Tamami Shigeno / Recorded in summer 2015

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Le Punctum Mix 1 2015

01 Mix 1 (17:23) 02 Mix 2 (12:38) 03 Mix 3 (15:04) 04 Mix 4 (08:47)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd075)
Limited 30 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Art by Tamami Shigeno / Recorded in summer 2015

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Summons of Shining Ruins - au pied du mont sainte-victoire. ou aqueduc, folt de pins, quarry / original version 2015
For more info and sound clip is HERE.

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mod01)
Digital release.

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Summons of Shining Ruins - KIKI 2015

01 1 (2:01) 02 2 (4:22) 03 3 (6:23) 04 4 (3:25) 05 5 (4:24) 06 6 (3:12) 07 7 (4:53) 08 8 (6:19) 09 9 (4:13) 10 10 (2:45)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd074)
Limited 50 copies / Jewel case / Cover : Japanese Traditional paper /
Recorded in early summer 2015 / Dedicate to KIKI

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Summons of Shining Ruins - HIKARI 2015

01 1 (2:15) 02 2 (3:53) 03 3 (9:25) 04 4 (2:53) 05 5 (4:13) 06 6 (3:58) 07 7 (3:16) 08 8 (7:20) 09 9 (5:28) 10 10 (3:30)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd073)
Limited 50 copies / Jewel case / Cover : Japanese Traditional paper /
Recorded in early summer 2015 / Dedicate to HIKARI

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Summons of Shining Ruins - HARUKA 2014

01 1 (18:52) 02 2 (16:49) 03 3 (20:30)

Label : MOUFUROKUON (mocd047
Limited 50 copies / Jewel case / $10

The name conjures up visions of an overgrown temple, of abandoned, old gods, Nemoto Shinobu's credo is that music Ågbreathes life and death.Åh The dozens and dozens of releases (many on his own imprint, others strewn over the globe on e.g. Experimedia, Resting Bell, Organic Industries, Install, and other quality labels) are divided into three categories. Under his given name are experimental, electric or acoustic improvisations braided into field recordings; Dark Side of the Audio System is Ågan experiment with a broken recorder and tape loopsÅh; and as Summons of Shining Ruins, he explores the possibilities of his guitar, magnetic tape and the inspiration an old melody or memory instills. His website is rife with sound samples and describes it all in detail.

ÅgMy guitar orchestration sound,Åh is Shinobu's simple description of Haruka. The album is a bride dressed in white, everything perfectly white, disc, tray, inserts, except for the multicoloured crayon scrawls by UKKU, whomever he or she is, down the Ågskirt,Åh both front and back. And it is against a pristine background that Shinobu scrawls his guitar, clutching at clouds, geysers, ghosts, angels. ÅgHaruka,Åh as far as I understand, means Ågfar away.Åh Buzz saw meditation, a hundred agitated zithers, a seismic hurdy gurdy, in three, roughly twenty-minute parts. It shimmers so, it rejoices prematurely, it turns back in upon itself with a certain melancholy. It repeats a pattern over which an incorrigible optimism prevails. It holds, holds, holdsÅc But is it ultimately just too far away? - Stephen Fruitman

Recorded in spring 2011 / Drawing by "UKKU" / For my family


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Summons of Shining Ruins - FUGU SQUARE 2014

01 Theme (20:44) 02 Fingers Crossed (8:52) 03 Down Jacket (3:03) 04 Bad Skater (3:27) 05 Night Air (7:35)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd-048)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in spring 2014 / Drawing by "UKKU" / Dedicated to victims of "Sewol". Wish sincerely for the victims of "Sewol". Everyone was still young.

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Dreams 1 2014

01 Sound Ride The wind (7:50) 02 Botanical Garden (7:56) 03 Wave (7:47) 04 Curtains Fluttering Outside A Window (7:38) 05 Tramway (8:07) 06 Wait For The Rain (7:33)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd052)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in winter 2013

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Dreams 2 2014

01 Reflected Light Of The Ceiling (6:21) 02 Barnett's Zip (8:00) 03 Coma (7:23) 04 Cheat (6:11) 05 Cloud on Mountain (7:15) 06 Town Of The Same Sign (7:29)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd053)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in winter 2013

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Yousung Summer Rain (ep) 2014

01 Dawn of The Square (7:40) 02 The Mirror Surface Elevator (7:44) 03 Drizzie of 2:00 A.M./Taxi Driver/Police Vehicle/... (7:11)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd049)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Early Spring 2014

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Summons of Shining Ruins - HELL'S VIEWS (O.I. ver) 2014

01 VIEW 1 (6:48) 02 VIEW 2 (5:50) 03 VIEW 3 (6:06) 04 VIEW 4 (7:07) 05 VIEW 5 (7:24) 06 VIEW 6 (6:58) 07 VIEW 7 (8:19) 08 VIEW 8 (8:07) 09 VIEW 9 (3:45) 10 VIEW 10 (7:41)

Is wanting sometimes to be burnt by the conflagration of the hell only me? I enjoyed by this record enough, and I completely burnt. Dark drone and heavy riff appears alternately on this record. Anyway, play at high volume and do the full voice shout!! ...The sound of this album is extremerly excessive. It's our all big desire.So hell is not some other places. HERE IS HELL.

Label :Organic Industries (OI002)

Photography & design: Andre Gansebohm

I've 5 copies.
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Summons of Shining Ruins - Shiho / Takeshi (CD Ver.) 2CD 2014

Disc1 Shiho
01 NUMAZU (10:13) 02 IWANUMA (8:57) 03 FUJISAWA (9:03) 04 NUKAIDO (8:37)

Disc2 Takeshi
01 SAKURA (10:25) 02 KAWANA (10:30) 03 OHBA (9:33) 04 HISHINUMA (8:43)

Shiho and Takeshi was Free release from Resting Bell in 2012.

Label : MOUFUROKUON (mocd50-51)
Limited 50 Copies /
2 CD Jewel case / Recorded in 2012 / For our dreams

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Summons of Shining Ruins - BIRD REQUIEM (CD) + 1 track 2014

00 UNTITLED (2:33) 01 SONG 1 - UTA (3:47) 02 SONG 2 - MES (5:24) 03 SONG 3 - DEBU (5:53) 04 SONG 4 - UTYU (5:52) 05 SONG 5 - HEL (7:12) 06 SONG 6 - UTAN (6:22) 07 SONG 7 - PONKORI (5:11) 08 SONG 8 - MESUTYU (7:49) 09 SONG - 9 BONDAI (5:35)

Label : MOUFUROKUON (mocd014)
Limited 50 copies / Jewel case

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Cassette Ver. is here -> Humming Conch conch 004
Summons of Shining Ruins - Masami ssi, dangsin ui him e su eobs-eoseo mian haeyo. naneun dangsin eul ij-ji anhseubnida. gamsahabnida (3"cdr) 2014

01 masami ssi, dangsin ui him e su eobs-eoseo mian haeyo. naneun dangsin eul ij-ji anhseubnida. gamsahabnida (23:14)

And we end this trip with the music of of Shinobu Nemofu, who works as Summons Of Shining Ruins, among various other names. He has had releases on Install, Resting Bell, Analog Path and his own Moufu Rokuon label and here has a crazy long title to offer here and I have no idea what it means - Google translate offers no help. The music is created with an electric guitar and a tape recorder and is a beautifully low humming affair. One of slow, minimal development; it's there for sure, but Summons Of Shining Ruin works on a slow curve to unfold his story. Or, perhaps, unfold is not the right term; only towards the end things get louder, but that's in the twenty-third minute only, and we seem to be left with the residual sounds of the guitar and the tape-recorder on repeat with itself. I was reminded of Chihei Hatakeyama's music in this area, and maybe also of Machinefabriek, but perhaps Summons Of Shining Ruin was a bit darker than usual. Not really a big surprise, but surely a great piece.

One shouldn't make too much of the fact that Masami Ssi, Dangsin Ui Him E Su Eobs-Eoseo Mian Haeyo. Naneun Dangsin Eul Ij-Ji Anhseubnida. Gamsahabnida. is the longest title to have appeared on a ta瑛em release, even if a title so long is hard to ignore. Obviously the music featured on the three-inch disc (nestled comfortably within the small, transparent case favoured by the French label) is of greater import, and in this case the twenty-three-minute setting by Japanese composer Shinobu Nemotu under the Summons of Shining Ruins moniker more than rewards one's time and attention. Nemotu, who's released material on Install, Resting Bell, Analog Path, and his own Moufu Rokuon, uses electric guitar and tape recorder on the long-form piece to create a graceful, enveloping moodscape characterized by serenity and limpidity. Against a gently shimmering backdrop, faint wisps of electric guitar tones appear, with the instrument's clear definition allowing it to clearly separate itself from the hazy background. As one might expect for a setting so peaceful, Nemotu's ambient material unfolds at a pace so slow it seems to forgo tempo altogether. It's a powerfully immersive recording that pulls the listener almost surreptitiously into the music with each passing minute.
textura

Label :taalem (alm 97)
I have 20 copies, but mini digipack are 3 copies! Only 3 first orders are mini digipack!!.

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Summons of Shining Ruins - The Sky Sings to Us (3"cdr) 2013 Out of print

01 The Sky Sings to Us (20:49)

Returning for his second kimdawn release, Shinobu Nemoto continues to craft ethereal vistas out of cloud cream. A true inspiration to me, this music showcases a true sensitivity to the gentle edges of every sound. Like fading out into the black soup of night forever. In an edition of 50. Artwork by Myste French (STUNNED).

Sweeping shots of the overgrown city; bright lights flicker across a palette of manicured skyscrapers and side streets. A gentle downpour, enough for an umbrella but tolerable for those in need of a cooling shower in the midst of a muggy summer evening. With this rain, the sky is clearing. The warmth of the pavement yielding to no sun and flowing waters. Itユs quiet, strange for a Friday night. The hooligans are in bed, the kids are in clubs, the adults at boring cocktail parties speaking of dividends and vacation destinations. Here I sit, huddled betwixt a solitary window and the dull shine of a dim bulb. I could read a book. Watch a movie. Play a video game. Crawl into bed. But none of it seems possible with this effervescent soundtrack capturing the stillness of constant movement. It is the wings of a hummingbird and I am the slow motion stills to prove the erratic flapping. This is the sound, I am the action. This is happening, I am frozen.
JSPICER / Tiny Mix Tapes

Label :KIMBERLY DAWN (KD060)
Limited 50 cpies.

Summons of Shining Ruins - Installed Teleportation Machine 2013

Installed Teleportation Machine (21:25)

Shinobu Nemoto is a prolific musician, to say the least, and he often shares with INSTALL a lot of his work. When he brought us this singular piece, Installed Teleportation Machine, we were simply blown away by how beautiful it is. We were even more surprised when Shinobu told us that he recorded it specifically for a free release in our INSTALL Digital Archive, and we decided to keep it unreleased until his next full-length album, Idiot, was issued. That time has now passed, and so what better gift could we give at the passing of the 2012 year but this incredible piece of music. ITM is quite simply one of our favorite compositions by Shinobu to date, and we think many of you might agree. It stands alone as an emotive monument in the INSTALL catalog, but also works well alongside Idiot, which is itself a work of engaging depth, introspection and color.
credits
released 01 January 2013
Written and produced by Shinobu Nemoto. Recorded at Moufu-Rokuon. Cover photograph by Brian Grainger. This is INSTALL Digital Archive number IP017.

Lavel : INSTALL Digital Archive


Summons of Shining Ruins - IDIOT 2012 Out of print

01 111 (9:18) 02 1010 (8:37) 03 555 (7:25) 04 424 (7:51) 05 333 (6:56) 06 999 (6:22) 07 222 (7:47)

Summons Of Shining Ruins returns! INSTALL-alumni Shinobu Nemoto, now appearing on his fourth physical release with us, has authored a deep drone album bearing the Cyrillic title IDIOT(or Idiot, if you don't speak Russian). Idiot's presence manifests in the form of seven pieces, themselves titled only by patterns of numbers, that unfold elegantly like the wingspan of some gigantic rare bird. The thick air of reverberation and analog tape humidity that watermarks Nemoto's work is more than present on IDIOT, and it's hard to tell just what is generating the sound we hear underneath all that sonic fog. In one moment, it could be dozens of guitars being played in slow motion, looped and relayed back via tape loops made of melted insect wings. In another, it could be a derailed train, wrecked at the bottom of a ravine, horns blaring out in a desperate cacophony. Or is it an orchestra pit we hear, perhaps hypnotized by Nemoto, playing dreamlike swaths of melodies, smeared by layers of unconsciousness?  We, you could say, are Nemoto's idiots - when we observe, consider and penetrate abstract works of art like this, perhaps Nemoto is asking the question: What is truly ours to investigate? So here is IDIOT - a beautiful album that only Shinobu Nemoto could create, waiting for you to turn it on as if you would turn on a light in a room. Don't think, just listen.
Electric guitar/Effects / Tape loop / Reel to reel / Field recording / Recorded in September-October 2011 / Dedicate to my family

Lavel : INSTALL

Summons of Shining Ruins - TAKESHI 2012

01 SAKURA (10:25) 02 KAWANA (10:30) 03 OHBA (9:33) 04 HISHINUMA (8:43)

And here is the sibling of Shinobu’s former release “Shiho”. “Takeshi” was recorded with the same setup as “Shiho“, an electric guitar and a feedback device, and also in it’s duration it is quite similar, four tracks and about 35 minutes long.
Oscillating guitar tones, little shifts in tone an color, enjoy the extended trip into Shinobu’s wonderful and exciting soundworld with both releases “Shiho” and “Takeshi”.
Thanks to Shinobu for this wonderful release. Thanks to all other artists on Resting Bell for your work and passion and thanks to all the listeners and fans for your support. Farewell 2012, Welcome 2013.

Label : Resting Bell (RB115)

Summons of Shining Ruins - SHIHO 2012

01 NUMAZU (10:13) 02 IWANUMA (8:57) 03 FUJISAWA (9:03) 04 NUKAIDO (8:37)

2012 will end the same way the year has begun: With a release by Summons of Shining Ruins. And it will be a double release. The first part is “Shiho”. Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu – Rokuon.
“Shiho” is a four track work with a total duration of 36 minutes. Shinobu only works with an electric guitar and a feedback device. And with this minimal setup he creates an amazing sharp and clear soundscape. Guitar tones are swirling around like snow flakes or gusts of frosty winter wind. Like his other works as Summons of Shining Ruins, “Shiho” has a very elemental and essential feeling. Stripped down to the bones and condensed to the essence. Enjoy Shinobu’s work in preparation of the holiday season and look forward to the second release, coming around the end of the year.


Label : Resting Bell (RB114)

Summons of Shining Ruins - You walked there first time shouting loud voice and look up the sky you a proud face be waves be sea roar... 2012

01 Snooze (09:27) 02 Transfer Point (09:03) 03 Night Parking (10:59) 04 Daecheong Beach (09:17)

We stood there. The memory was storage in a fold of HISS and HUM.
Electric guitar / mono reel to reel / field recordings / summer 2012 / For memories of nobody Daecheong Beach in June.

Label : MOUFUROKUON (mocd-040) Jewel case / Limited 50 CDR
/ Out of print / Digital
Second edition of the new cover is here.

Summons of Shining Ruins -Peyrelebade 2011 Out of print

01 C'etait un voile, une empreinte (10:43) 02 Lueur precaire, une tete a l'infini suspendue (10:57) 03 Sous l'aile d'ombre, l'etre noir appliquait une active morsure (11:34) 04 Le jour (12:42)

Shinobu from Japan is back with a new instrumental album as Summons of Shining Ruins. This CD is filled with 4 long hypnotic, dreamy, minimalistic and very atmospheric songs. All sounds have been created with an electric guitar and a few effect devices, recorded with analoge equipment. The lo-fi sound and the hiss and background noise that's going on here are an important part of this album. Maybe similar to the old Stars of the Lid (just more lively) the music here is floating and lets you forget about time. A somehow peaceful but/and also thoughtful experience!
Ralf Rabendorn
Recorded in summer 2011, Memory of Peyrelebade and fantastic wine. Electric guitar and tape machine. For Haruka.

Label : against it records

Summons of Shining Ruins - On The Beach 2011

01. The pulse is slow and questioning why it ticks (13:28) 02. The hermit went to the store and bought some milk and then went home and listened to the radio and shivered (16:27) 03. It was a Tragedy of Microscopic Proportions (12:51) 04. The Old Lady in The Attic Is Getting Ready to Fly Through the Roof (11:25) 05. There is Pain in this Dust (14:27)

Resting Bell starts 2012 with a new release by Summons of Shining Ruins. Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu – Rokuon. With “On The Beach” Shinobu gives us five abyssal tracks, each over 10 minutes long. You can hear deep growling guitar melodies, nearly pushed into the background. And there is a constant hiss and noise layer which gives you the feeling of a windy shoreline. With a look at the artwork you can imagine that the acoustic diorama of “On The Beach” is a real elemental and gloomy feeling.
Rrsting Bell
It is like walking on the seaside on a windy and rainy day in fall. Packed in warm jackets, scarves and bobble hats. Your face gets frosty and cold. But with coming back inside everything gets warm and antsy. And after a short while you are feeling tired and very relaxed.
Been withdrawn sounds gorgeous, high frequencies have been also remove the air freely. But we hear a hiss to it. drone by an electric guitar with hiss and wow and flutter.

Song titles by Danielle Demos. Thank you Chiristian, Danielle!

Label : Resting Bell (RB104)
Second edition of the new cover is here (Physical release).

Summons of Shining Ruins - Ansan Vesper (3" EP) 2011 Out of print

Ansan Vesper (21:03)

"Ansan Vesper"... I only watched it with a photograph. It was really beautiful and smiled for loneliness in cold. It stuck my heart intensely... Electric guitar with tape hiss, drop-out, wow and flutter. Dedicate to Korean Vesper. And Thank you Frank!
Shinobu Nemoto
Shinobu Nemoto has been crafting masterful sequences of melodic ethereal noise for some time now. If he hasn't managed to find his way into your heart yet, this is the perfect introduction. His love of tape manipulation and minimal guitar work puts him in the same realm as peers like Xiphiidae and Thoughts on Air, but Shinobu's sound is all his own. Presented in a numbered edition of 50 hand stamped 3" cdrs with fold out artwork. $4 postage paid anywhere. All proceeds from the sale of this disc (on this site) will go to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
Kimberly Dawn

Label : Kimberly Dawn KimDawn041 Limited 50 / 3"ep / Cover : Frank Baugh / Out of print


Summons of Shining Ruins - Eden's Voice 2010

Voice 1 (15:42) Voice 2 (18:37) Voice 3 (18:10) Voice 4 (16:56)

I heard the conversation of the other side of the wall. I did not understand what talk the conversation was. But I hung fascinatedly to that. This album has very strong sedation. It was recorded by broken recorder produced more than 40 years ago. Electric guitar and field recording.

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-031 / Jewel case / Limited 100 CDR



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Summons of Shining Ruins - Blaze In The Distance Of Noise Floor 2010 Out of print

Blaze In The Distance Of Noise Floor (51:21)

Amplified hiss noise and device noise, the sound of the guitar is heard faintly from the other side.The wind of the hiss send the sound of the distance to you. This album is music to provide awakening intensely. An electric guitar of minute volume recorded in very old reel to reel. This may be just noise. But that's essence of "SUMMONS"._

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-030 Limited 50 CDR./
Paper sleeve / Out of print

Summons of Shining Ruins - BUD VARIATIONS 2010 "CD version" Out of print

01 Variation 1 (3:54) 02 Variation 2 (3:19) 03 Variation 3 (3:23) 04 Variation 4 (3:29) 05 Variation 5 (4:23) 06 Variation 6 (1:58) 07 Variation 7 (4:25) 08 Variation 8 (3:45) 09 Variation 9 (3:48) 10 Variation 10 (5:14)

As for this album, it was released a cassette tape in March, 2010 by dead pilot records. That's out of print at now. This release is the CD version of the "Bud Variations", that includes 1bonus track.

I have already gotten along with the old friend while tremble in the morning haze.I hadn't woken up yet. I kept dreaming a dream of the soft mild bud in the peaceful bedroom. I listened to the sound that a little bubble burst open, and listened to the sound which I could hear from the other side of the surrounding wall and which stayed dully. I couldn't understand that meaning though seemed somewhat to tell me. That is the same now, too. I didn't probably want to move from there. Then, the bud of the dream didn't bloom. Dedicate to Ponkori.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-029 / Jewel case / Limited 50 CDR

Summons of Shining Ruins - HODAI 2010

01 WAKARANAKUNAREBA YOGIRINITARESAGARU KUROKI NORENNWO WAKETE DETEYUKU (7:05) 02 RYOUNOTEWO SUKKOSISASSUTTE MINOMAWARI SAWATTEMIREBA HIGAATATTEIRU (7:44) 03 CHAWANNOSOKONI UMEBOSHINOTANEFUTATUNARABIORU KOREGAAITOIUMONOZO (6:42) 04 ATATAKAI MAKKURAYAMINITUTUMARETE HARUKOUBAKUNOHANAWA MANKAIDEARU (9:10) 05 YUZUNOMIGA SARANTOTIWOUTTEOTU TADASOREDAKENOKOTONANOYO (6:39) 06 YAMINONAKAWA TUNBONOYOUNAMAKKURADE YOKUSITASINNDEMIRUBEKARIKERI (5:53) 07 SARANOUENITOMATOGAMITTUMORARETEORU SONOMAENIOREGAIRUODOROKIYO (9;00)

Hodai Yamazaki (November 1, 1914 - August 19, 1985) was a Japanese tanka poet active in Showa period Japan. His verses characterized by the skilful use of colloquial language.
I loved Hodai poetry very much and wanted to make an album for him sometime. His poetry is stuff necessary for my life. Hodai often uses a word as "darkness". But his "darkness" is very soft and warm. The just the thing seems to be excessive despair, and it seems to be a boundary line of the recognition of the one kind or another extremity and his "darkness" always points to hope. There is no binary opposition as "darkness" and "light" in his poetry, those are always one. Hodai Yamazaki is the rare existence which craved to ascertain the "truth" as a Japanese contemporary poet thoroughly. Hodai may be called even religious existence. A so outsider was all religion person. I made this album while feeling him so close, got into the bosom of Houdai and played a guitar with having closed my eyes. There was surely pitch-black and there won more greatly than infinity and hotter than the sun. It was something which was too friendly. And I borrowed the songs titles of this album from his poetry. Poetry of Hodai isn't translated into other languages. I wouldn't like to try that and that's impossible. Therefore all titles were made the Roman alphabet transcription. I recorded an electric guitar in a cassette tape. This album is dedicated to Hodai Yamazaki.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-032 Limited 100 CDR./ Paper sleeve
Third edition of the new cover is here.
Summons of Shining Ruins - SHOEGAZE / STARGAZE 2010

Part One : 01 Birth 02 Magic Word 03 Love Mirror Image 04 Sky Dreamy Part Two : 01 Knife Perfect 02 Dud Symbolic 03 Wave Red 04 Cry Part Three : 01 Lullaby Real 02 Born (Total time : 47 min)

I made music premeditatedly for the first time. This work is three parts, doesn't have the pause of the songs, and the total time be 47 minutes. So-called this is one of song, and an irreversible story is here.We must go to the place that we can never return. The lost love changes into cold tears and takes us away in the distance of the Saturn. You can experience the figure that SHOEGAZER changes into STARGAZER if you listen to this album. And the despair was crushed by stronger despair. Recorded by electric guitar, cymbals and field recording with tape hiss and Wow flutter. It's so deep tape sounds!! Cover art is a woodcut by Takeshi Nemoto. Cassette tape release first from MOUFU-ROKUON.

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON moct-001 Limited 50./ Cassette tape / Cover woodcut : Takeshi Nemoto

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Summons of Shining Ruins - SAMURAI 2010

01 HIRAGANA / HIRAGANA (9:00) 02 HOSHIWOMIRU / STARGAZE (8:22) 03 KUCHI / MOUTH (8:27) 04 ME / EYE (8:03) 05 IE / HOME (8:08) 06 MIMI / EAR (9:16) 07 RAKUDA / EASY (8:28) 08 AI / LOVE (8:23)

It's played obediently. That's everything. I think nothing. That's everything. An effort isn't made. That's everything. A war is the end. That's everything. I look at a star and hope. That's everything. Hiragana is remembered. That's everything. Eye, ear and the mouth. That's everything. I'm homeless. Is there love? Easy. That's everything.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-023 Limited 100 CDR / Jewel case / Song Title : Ileun Cho / Dedicate to Kuniko Shoji./

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Summons of Shining Ruins - BUD VARIATIONS 2009

01 Variation 1 (3:54) 02 Variation 2 (3:19) 03 Variation 3 (3:23) 04 Variation 4 (3:29) 05 Variation 5 (4:23) 06 Variation 6 (1:58) 07 Variation 7 (4:25) 08 Variation 8 (3:45) 09 Variation 9 (3:48) 10 Variation 10 (5:14)

I have already gotten along with the old friend while tremble in the morning haze.I hadn't woken up yet. I kept dreaming a dream of the soft mild bud in the peaceful bedroom. I listened to the sound that a little bubble burst open, and listened to the sound which I could hear from the other side of the surrounding wall and which stayed dully. I couldn't understand that meaning though seemed somewhat to tell me. That is the same now, too. I didn't probably want to move from there. Then, the bud of the dream didn't bloom.
Shinobu Nemoto
Summons of Shining Ruins is Shinobu Nemoto, who hails from Japan. Initially starting out as a piano player, at age 13 Shinobu switched to the electric guitar and formed a band where he began crafting his skills. Summons of Shining Ruins is his solo project, based around the idea of “old memory”. He has had several releases under his own name as well as Summons of Shining Ruins on labels such as Install and Humming Conch. He also runs his own label Moufu-Rokuon Music, which means Blank Recordings. Bud Variations is 10 tracks of utterly gorgeous dim haze, shrouded in tape hiss and distant memories. Immediately you are hit with sheer melancholy and nostalgia within the first track, as it warbles and sways like a warped record stuck on a locked groove. As slow moving as the earth and just as bleak, each track on here creates it’s own mood and atmosphere, but is connected via the foggy half remembered dream like image it creates.
dead pilot records
I've started well this week. I've just lost a CD case. I had it in my hand and then 5 minutes later it's disappeared from the planet. Where do these things go?? Anyhoo Summons of Shining Ruins have a cassette out on Dead Pilot this week. I'm not gonna lose it either.... 'Bud Variations' is one of those tape things from yesteryear pressed in a tiny edition of 50. This is in fact Shinobu Nemoto who's had stuff out on Install and Humming Conch to name but two labels. It sounds quite lovely this.... It's essentially droney but it's very wonky and it sounds like the tape is being chewed up at varying moments. But it isn't! Well clever! If a particular type of music was suited to a format this was it. So there you go... some wonky windy sounding drone to keep you confused.
Norman Records

Label : dead pilot records DPRT01 Cassette Tape / Cover : dead pilot record

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Summons of Shining Ruins - The Deadly Sins 2009 / Released in 2011

01 Pride (6:36) 02 Envy (9:17) 03 Wrath (4:11) 04 Sloth (5:57) 05 Greed (6:03) 06 Gluttony (4:15) 07 Lust (4:55) 08 Melancolia (3:28) 09 Oblivion (7:15)

The sound that was compressed so as to seem to choke. The form of the deadly sins origin that's ambiguous is blinked while trembling. The feedback of the surplus self-reference lets dark pus gush out from there. "Un si funeste dsir" copies the state greedy for an unshapely pleasure correctly in VERTICAL DRONE which writhes. Even the fragment of healing is not included in this music. All obsession lets threatening air vibrate dimly and spits out a sound. This music is isolated from light and wants light, that sounds vertically. A hopeless act and narcissism without the end. We stuck to the trap we prepared. This album was made to sneak from there and it is iconoclasm. Remove all images!
Shinobu Nemoto
See you in hell: A study in grayscale drones.
Analog Path is a new Japanese CD-R label that is lucky enough to have "The Deadly Sins" as their catalogue number one. The tape drones of Shinobu Nemoto are darker than on his previous releases, guitar lines are more obscured, drowned in murkiness and hiss. The Deadly Sins feels like a study in aural grayscale drones. Of course you can still identify this as guitar ambient. But some things have changed in Summons of Shining Ruins’ vocabulary: Nemoto uses less fuzz on this release and the tracks develop slower but more steadily, the guitar drone crescendo cliché of starting at low volume and developing a wall of sound cannot be heard at all. It is also refreshing that The Deadly Sins features eleven tracks in one hour and only one of them is longer than seven minutes. The sounds are as diverse as the nature of the sins that were set to music: from the brittle "Envy" to the bittersweet "Greed" which could also be called "Cocteau Twins Peak"…If you prefer Thomas Köner, William Basinski and Main over this year's hot new laptop guitar drone act, then this release is for you. I urge you to check out everything else Mr. Nemoto has done before, too. You'll hear that Summons of Shining Ruins does not rely on gimmicks or digital processing and prefers to keep his signal chain analog or as he calls it himself "post-binary". To me, this does not matter but it surely adds to the depth of the material that is presented here. The Deadly Sins sounds like tape heaven. This is really worth it! See you in hell.
René Margraff
That’s about as close as words are going to get me to this release, just throwing back Shinobu Nemoto’s own words at you as if the act will illuminate as to the subject to you. However we can know that this artist that previously used electric guitars, tape echo and stomp boxes recorded on 4 track has moved on to a more pristine electric guitar drone fuzz sound. The subject matter, Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Melancolia, Oblivion and two untitled tracks fit with the artwork of Buddhist inclination inclined to a moral education for cultivation of the character. So perhaps we can presume the Analog Path is close in proximity to the Middle road or perhaps even the shining path. Regardless of these glib musings; consider the guitar technique applied at times as if a sharp spike to the mind, a quick consciousness lesson for the unaware. Shards of delicate fuzz cloud the scape as the guitar extrudes long drones, sometimes bright and metallic, yet more than not a dark brooding sound is shaped by Nemoto, with layers of noise drenching the surrounds. It can be otherwise summed up as clouds of fuzz drenched guitar drones hinting back to the first glimmer of light.
Cyclic Defrost
This is the first release on JapanÅfs Analogpath label, who also released CelerÅfs astonishing Menggayakan this summer. This album is significantly darker, but itÅfs nearly as great. As the title suggests, itÅfs a concept album about the deadly sins, but SOSR doesnÅft stop at seven. The sleeve simply states ÅgPride Envy Wrath Sloth Greed Gluttony Lust Melancolia Oblivion,Åh which are the names of tracks on the album, but then thereÅfs two unlisted tracks as well. Perhaps those sins are so deadly that they shanÅft be spoken of. Musically, the album is pretty much all dark, crushed, corroded lo-fi drone. IÅfm not entirely sure if the tracks are really supposed to correlate with the moods of their titles; ÅgGreedÅh seems to have something resembling a wistful, nostalgic, pretty melody to it. ÅgLustÅh features buzzing noise along with slow, gong-like drone. ÅgSlothÅh is pretty accurate, though. Regardless of whether this really fits its theme, the music on this album is uniformly excellent.
Foxydigitalis

Label : ANALOGPATH 001 / Limited 50

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Summons of Shining Ruins - ILEUN 2009

01 oido - winter (8:24) 02 jimbo & euna (7:42) 03 absolute crying (12:29) 04 ILEUN (7:39) 05 sits alone (5:28) 06 do not know where to go.. Late-night panic (5:46) 07 eyes closed, feels light, quiet.. quiet... (10:27) 08 enoshima - summer (4:35)

This album is different from a usual SUMMONS album a little. I tried to see through the unknown smell, sign and feeling and I made an effort in order to exclude a lie from there thoroughly. Did I bring it close to truth? Everything was always already shining. Should I make music? The feeling of the bit of hope was awesome than that of the imagination. That was found at everywhere. On the way where I begin and walk. In a limited time. Break a mirror! You should see on the other side.. Offered to your smile.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-015 Limited 50 CDR / Jewel case with 6 pages booklet / booklet drawings / prose poetry : Ileun Cho

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Summons of Shining Ruins - BIRD REQUIEM 2009

01 SONG 1 - UTA (3:47) 02 SONG 2 - MES (5:24) 03 SONG 3 - DEBU (5:53) 04 SONG 4 - UTYU (5:52) 05 SONG 5 - HEL (7:12) 06 SONG 6 - UTAN (6:22) 07 SONG 7 - PONKORI (5:11) 08 SONG 8 - MESUTYU (7:49) 09 SONG - 9 BONDAI (5:35)

Analog Vibrations. That points into the right direction. Summons of Shining Ruins is a project of Shinobu Nemoto, who works with electric guitartape delay, old rhythm machines, stompboxes and 4-track-recorders. No computer or software is used to record this work. And you can hear that in every tone."BIRD REQUIEM" sounds at the first listen extremly raw. You can not define what you hear in the first moment. But everything sounds a bit haunting, hidden under a layer of dust. But the longer you listen, the more you can feel how warm everything sounds and how spirited this work is. You can point out subtle melodies, coming to you through this thick curtain build by delay over delay and tone over tone. You can hear the rhythm machine, ticking and rumbling from the past. And at some points you can imaging voices or shapes, floating by. To follow Shinobu's advice: Listen to it loud and feel the analog vibration.
Christian Roth
Some of the best remixes are incidental, accidental, chance. Think of the way a favorite song sounds on an unfamiliar stereo system. Or when a specific moment of a CD (an ever so brief segment) chooses to go, anarchically, into manic loop mode on a restaurant’s creaky stereo system. Or how inadequate radio reception can transform an innocuous pop hit into something clandestine. All of the seven pieces that comprise Bird Requiem, by Summons of Shining Ruins (aka Shinobu Nemoto), are heavily distorted melodies, heard through numerous filters and decaying techniques that render the original as some rough-hewn, world-weary document. Case in point the garbled, shaky thing that is “Utan� , which has the same sort of sense of sonic withdrawal that informed Gavin Bryars’s Jesus’s Blood, the half-conscious jitters of a soul going through rapid, unsolicited detox.
Marc Weidenbaum
« J’ai toujours vécu avec beaucoup d’oiseaux, aujourd’hui ils sont partis ». Shinobu Nemoto aka Summons of Shining Ruins fait partie de ces musiciens qui illustrent le regain d’intérêt de ces dernières années pour l’analogique. Cela est en partie lié au fait que le son organique, le bruit et l’imperfection créent une atmosphère particulière qui inspire bon nombre de compositeurs à proposer des œuvres intimistes, donnant libre cours à leur imagination. Bird Requiem se compose de sept morceaux à la guitare électrique hautement saturée. A la première écoute, on se trouve
confronté à une opacité musicale due à un son très étouffé. Or, au delà de cette couche rugueuse qui enveloppe les morceaux, chaque composition abrite une douceur imprévue et une mélodie envoûtante venant des profondeurs. La touche simpliste de Shinobu Nemoto se révèle ici comme une envie de revenir sur ses propres souvenirs d’enfance, désormais « en ruines » comme il le dit lui-même. La musique apparaît comme un médium
particulièrement efficace lui permettant de révoquer les impressions et de réaliser ainsi un véritable travail de mémoire. Bird Requiem est comme une prière secrète, extrêmement touchante, prononcée dans l’intimité mais qui s’adresse à toutes les âmes habitées par ce sentiment qu’est la nostalgie. .
Pinkushion
When One Sound Effect is One Too Many
The first few seconds of ÅgUta,Åh the opening track on Shinobu NemotoÅfs album Bird Requiem, paint a gorgeous landscape of desertion. Using what he calls Åganalog vibrations,Åh Nemoto wastes no time creating a mood, but just as quickly, the listener realizes this is essentially the only mood that the album has room for. By definition, drone music doesnÅft deviate much from minute to minute, track to track within an album. But Nemoto takes things a step further, restricting his music to nothing more than the raw analog effect that opens the album. ItÅfs a lovely sound, but the recordÅfs seven tracks canÅft be enjoyed together without a healthy dose of patience and tolerance.
NemotoÅfs sound is reminiscent of William BasinskiÅfs brilliant and increasingly popular Disintegration Loops series, in which simple piano and string loops recorded decades prior were dusted off and played back, literally losing their structure as tape fragments chipped away during playback. The resulting sound blends the loops in their original, ÅgaliveÅh form with the oxidized, slowly dying loops, which make an inevitable entrance toward the end of each piece. Spanning four albums, the Disintegration Loops is a massive project to absorb, however lovely. That said, it sets itself apart from NemotoÅfs work under the Summons of Shining Ruins moniker due to the fact that each Basinski loop isnÅft in a state of constant decay. Literally, the listener hears the music fall apart from its stable beginnings.
Saturating an entire album with one sound effect like Nemoto does removes any potency the effect has in the first place. ItÅfs no longer the basis for a beautiful album opener or a brief interlude; instead, it occupies the entire work, which as a result has little room to breathe. The clearest example of how an album can be hampered by one all-encompasing sound effect is Dave Portner and Kria BrekkanÅfs 2007 collaborative album Pullhair Rubeye.
Both Portner and Brekkan are accomplished and respected musicians, Portner gaining fame as Animal CollectiveÅfs lead singer and Brekkan doing the same for Mum, one of IcelandÅfs most internationally renowned bands through the release of its final album in 2009. According to legend, after Portner and Brekkan finished recording but before the album was mixed, a night of David Lynch and Åc chemicals Åc led them to play the entire album in reverse. They were pleased enough with the result to release it in that form, which made for an album strikingly similar to Bird Requiem Å\ beautiful for a few moments (even a few songs), but no longer than that.
Nemoto really has found something with his ability to create a decay effect without the help of a single computer Å\ an impressive feat in this digital age. But laying off the decay a bit Å\ or throwing in a complementary effect here and there Å\ would do a world of good.
Radio Amor
I had lived with a lot of birds ever, now, they were gone. This music is a requiem for birds. What is the meaning we get over sadness and keeps walking? The church where the flame still blazes. But there has already burnt down. This songs were declared there. By the way, what does one sound of the cassette have? It is a smile in one word. Totally useless smile...
Shinobu Nemoto
Recorded at MOUFU-ROKUON on guitar, recorded in old reel to reel / January 2009. / Dedicate to N. Manabu

Label : Humming Conch conch 004 Cassette Tape / Cover Photo : Shinobu Nemoto with Ileun Cho, Artwork done by Christian Roth
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Summons of Shining Ruins - HEAVEN'S SMELLS 2008

01 HEAVEN'S SMELLS (32:18)

This record should say collaboration of me and Jason. I repeatedly had the dream of a yellow heaven in childhood. An extremely beautiful place there. However, my feelings despaired completely. The awesome drawings of Jason reminds of the island where Seirenes inhabits. The singing voice of Seirenes was so fascinating, but all the people who listened to the song died. The island where Seirenes lived in looked very beautiful in a long distance. However, there were a human corpses and a many skeletons there. I made 1 long song with guitar and piano. It was recorded on reel to reel of 1/2 inch.

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-012 Second Edition Limited 50 CDR / Jewel case with 6 pages booklet Cover & booklet drawings : J Adams

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Summons of Shining Ruins - HELL'S VIEWS 2008

01 VIEW 1 (6:48) 02 VIEW 2 (5:50) 03 VIEW 3 (6:06) 04 VIEW 4 (7:07) 05 VIEW 5 (7:24) 06 VIEW 6 (6:58) 07 VIEW 7 (8:19) 08 VIEW 8 (8:07) 09 VIEW 9 (3:45) 10 VIEW 10 (7:41)

Is wanting sometimes to be burnt by the conflagration of the hell only me? I enjoyed by this record enough, and I completely burnt. Dark drone and heavy riff appears alternately on this record. Anyway, play at high volume and do the full voice shout!! ...The sound of this album is extremerly excessive. It's our all big desire.So hell is not some other places. HERE IS HELL.

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-010 Second Edition Limited 50 CDR / Jewel case Cover drawing : J Adams
This album was re-released from organic industries (Organic Industries 002) by digital download.

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Summons of Shining Ruins - Summons of Shining Ruins 2 2008 Out of print

01 His pupil was finished open, all in white, only it
(8:28) 02 You better bury Ned right You better not cut up nor otherwise harm no whores Or I'll come back and kill everyone of you sons of bitches (8:30) 03 Yellow star means death. Why did they pick yellow? Sunflowers. Van Gogh killed himself. This drawing stinks. So what? No one sees it. Some day you'll make a good drawing. I hope, I hope, I hope... (5:49)
04 Night And Fog (4:40) 05 I went down that river when I was kid. There's a place.. in the river..I cant remember...Must have been a gardeniaplantation at one time. All wild and overgrown now, but about five miles you'd think that heaven just fell on the earth in the form of gardenias...(3:21) 06 Rosebud (9:00) 07 Deep blue sky, Deep blue air (6:14) 08 Can't you hear this ghastly scream surrounding us that people callsilence? (8:05)

I was going to acquire a real and raw noise sound on this record with an electric guitar and I did play of a melody to be opposed to it by the noise sound. I wanted to make real Apocalypse music and to see the beacon of hope there (However, I am not a Christian). Do you hear a beautiful sounds from this album? Or hear a real sounds from there? I recorded the sounds in reel to reel of 1 inch with an electric guitar, some analog effects and loops. The painting of the cover is painter Frauke Boggasch in Germany. She had a very excellent matiere and had stayed in Japan several years ago. Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-005 Second Edition Limited 50 CDR / Jewel case Cover paintings : Frauke Boggasch

Summons of Shining Ruins - Self Title 2007 Out of print

01 Boy is surrounded by old friends and stopping at loggia, It seem to be the mausoleum built from early time for him (11:26) 02 Facade was burnt down, glass cracks innumerably and diffused reflection, How did I come here? (11:42) 03 Summons of shining ruins (11:23) 04 Golden road, flower bloomed all over, It was only it and quiet (9:27) 05 Appearance had changed a little when I awoke, Understood it, I was left (8:26) 06 Strange shine between existence and nothing (7:15) 07 JobÃ…fs letter was not opened (7:54) 08 God's nation / God's people (6:42)

It seems that Shinobu and I were meant to cross paths at some point or another - he got in touch with me and Wordsalad after he bought my "Of The Apple" CD in a record store in Japan, and after a little emailing. he shared this record with me which is simply epic and mindblowing to say the least. It's some of the best guitar-based drone/doom/noise I've heard since I discovered Boris (and no, I'm not just connecting him to them because of the Japanese thing).
Brian Grainger (milieu)
This is the first record of - Summons of Shining Ruins - Each tune was inspired with my first memories.The ruins had burnt down. It is an innumerable crack in the glass. The light of the sunbeam at a low position shone on the ruins. Crazy power of diffused reflection. I was standing in front of the ruins when noticing by chance. I was a kid. And now, shining ruins summons me again. I used the electric guitar, tape echo and some stomp boxes and those sounds were recorded by 4-track. I love organic saturated sound and physical glitch. The electric guitars is an extremely analog, noisy instruments and it has much possibility.
Shinobu Nemoto
Very rarely do we hear an album that sounds so emotionally complicated that you're almost drawn to tears over how frail it is, and how lucky you are to hear it. Summons Of Shining Ruins is such an experience. Shinobu Nemoto treads a charred black landscape, picking up burnt fragments of his childhood and carefully threading them together into a hazy history for us to observe. Being a collector of all sorts of vintage recording equipment, this album is a massive display of Shinobu's masterful way with guitars and tapes. There is a prevailing sadness in this album, almost like Nemoto has resigned himself to an eternity of loss and decay, completely and utterly tethered to a void that overtakes everything.
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Dedicate to Hasuda Naoki
Label : INSTALL INST003 CD / Jewel case Cover photo : J Adams
Shinobu Nemoto
Shinobu Nemoto - Heart Suite 4CD Box Set 2016

For more info and sound clip is HERE.

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd089-092)
Limited 30 copies /
Recorded in fall 2016 / Cover by UKKU

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #27 2015

01 01:49 24 February 2015 (03:32) 02 02:03 24 February 2015 (03:42) 03 13:31 26 February 2015 (05:43) 04 13:55 26 February 2015 (09:06) 05 14:07 26 February 2015 (08:18) 06 15:32 26 February 2015 (04:38) 07 16:32 26 February 2015 (05:23) 08 16:50 26 February 2015 (12:37) 09 17:19 26 February 2015 (04:57) 10 18:04 26 February 1015 (04:16)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd072)
Limited 50 copies / Jewel case / Cover photo by Ralf Rabendorn /
Recorded in early spring 2015

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #26 2015

01 00:47 05 January 2015 (9:11) 02 23:15 14 January 2015 (07:31) 03 23:27 25 January 2015 (06:29) 04 03:57 06 February 2015 (07:54) 05 21:31 14 February 2015 (03:23) 06 00:11 15 February 2015 (06:57) 07 20:37 17 February 2015 (06:51) 08 23:05 21 February 2015 (06:48)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd071)
Limited 50 copies / Jewel case / Cover photo by Ralf Rabendorn /
Recorded in early spring 2015

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #25 2014

01 13:22 01 October 2014 (08:37) 02 13:39 01 October 2014 (11:42) 03 13:52 01 October 2014 (09:52) 04 14:09 01 October 2014 (11:12) 05 14:24 01 October 2014 (10:00) 06 14:37 01 October 2014 (08:44) 07 14:47 01 October 2014 (06:57) 08 14:59 01 October 2014 (11:35)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd070)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #24 2014

01 00:58 28 September 2014 (18:53) 02 01:17 29 September 2014 (11:00) 03 01:38 29 September 2014 (16:00) 04 01:46 29 September 2014 (04:01) 05 01:59 29 September 2014 (05:10) 06 02:13 29 September 2014 (08:57)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd069)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #23 2014

01 02:23 11 September 2014 (09:02) 02 01:02 14 September 2014 (10:26) 03 16:45 26 September 2014 (07:35) 04 16:56 26 September 2014 (12:13) 05 17:09 26 September 2014 (06:30) 06 17:19 26 September 2014 (06:02) 07 17:49 26 September 2014 (18:52)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd068)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #22 2014

01 14:11 05 September 2014 (11:24) 02 14:23 05 September 2014 (07:27) 03 19:57 09 September 2014 (10:19) 04 20:20 09 September 2014 (03:07) 05 20:27 09 September 2014 (02:35) 06 20:32 09 September 2014 (02:48) 07 20:44 09 September 2014 (08:00) 08 20:58 09 September 2014 (07:25) 09 00:39 10 September 2014 (02:07) 10 00:44 10 September 2014 (05:12) 11 00:55 10 September 2014 (05:19)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd067)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #21 2014

01 23:00 01 September 2014 (07:25) 02 23:17 01 September 2014 (10:24) 03 23:26 01 September 2014 (05:48) 04 00:01 02 September 2014 (08:31) 05 00:14 02 September 2014 (08:41) 06 00:29 02 September 2014 (10:04) 07 00:52 02 September 2014 (17:38)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd066)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #20 2014

01 23:15 29 August 2014 (10:52) 02 00:51 30 August 2014 (13:59) 03 03:29 01 September 2014 (13:22) 04 03:54 01 September 2014 (11:10)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd065)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #19 2014

01 03:15 25 August 2014 (13:19) 02 22:34 29 August 2014 (10:37) 03 22:58 29 August 2014 (12:16)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd064)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #18 2014

01 01:19 21 August 2014 (03:52) 02 18:13 29 August 2014 (04:08) 03 18:25 29 August 2014 (06:18) 04 18:30 29 August 2014 (03:24) 05 18:37 29 August 2014 (04:43) 06 18:48 29 August 2014 (08:39) 07 18:58 29 August 2014 (05:22) 08 20:06 29 August 2014 (03:53) 09 20:14 29 August 2014 (04:25) 10 20:22 29 August 2014 (02:22) 11 20:27 29 August 2014 (05:55) 12 20:36 29 August 2014 (04:32) 13 00:04 30 August 2014 (05:05) 14 00:16 30 August 2014 (08:59)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd063)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #17 2014

01 22:45 16 August 2014 (07:35) 02 22:59 16 August 2014 (09:29) 03 23:11 16 August 2014 (06:22) 04 23:24 16 August 2014 (08:49) 05 23:35 16 August 2014 (07:16) 06 23:48 16 August 2014 (06:42) 07 18:45 17 August 2014 (05:25) 08 18:58 17 August 2014 (06:27)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd062)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #16 2014

01 18:33 15 August 2014 (09:51) 02 18:45 15 August 2014 (03:52) 03 18:52 15 August 2014 (03:44) 04 19:09 15 August 2014 (04:07) 05 19:12 15 August 2014 (01:38) 06 19:16 15 August 2014 (03:19) 07 19:27 15 August 2014 (06:35) 08 19:44 15 August 2014 (03:42)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd061)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #15 2014

01 19:16 11 August 2014 (03:29) 02 19:26 11 August 2014 (03:41) 03 19:35 11 August 2014 (05:39) 04 19:45 11 August 2014 (08:58) 05 19:58 11 August 2014 (05:48) 06 22:10 12 August 2014 (07:20) 07 22:15 12 August 2014 (06:17) 08 22:21 12 August 2014 (07:58) 09 22:25 12 August 2014 (06:02)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd060)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #14 2014

01 00:24 04 August 2014 (08:55) 02 00:38 04 August 2014 (09:35) 03 01:07 06 August 2014 (05:38) 04 01:22 06 August 2014 (12:33) 05 22:56 08 August 2014 (06:12) 06 23:17 08 August 2014 (06:07) 07 19:44 11 August 2014 (09:26) 08 19:58 11 August 2014 (09:36)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd059)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Improvisations #13 2014

01 15:34 02 August 2014 (07:20) 02 15:50 02 August 2014 (08:16) 03 16:02 02 August 2014 (08:10) 04 16:12 02 August 2014 (07:44) 05 18:30 02 August 2014 (05:14) 06 18:38 02 August 2014 (06:31) 07 18:45 02 August 2014 (02:34) 08 18:54 02 August 2014 (04:15) 09 19:04 02 August 2014 (06:02)

My new improvising albums. It was recorded intensively in September from August of this year. The sound of the electric guitar was "material" for me so far. but as for these improvising specific gravity is put for the "performance" more. I will explore this direction more. Total 103 improvisation. Please enjoy!

Shinobu Nemoto is an atypical musician. Not because he is Japanese (too easy) but because it multiplies the mysterious projects (Summons of Shining Ruins, Dark Side Of The Audio System) while self-producing his solo improvisations since the... late 2000s is the imagine living in seclusion the island whose CDR 13 he produced last year (13 improvisations recorded in a few weeks) draw the map.

Maybe that by banging all over the island, Shinobu Nemoto a taste for repetition. Because they are countless loops that guide its electric guitar playing on a trip ambient pop. Rather special, trip, too. He mixes Brian Eno 80's (both immediately add Harold Budd) and François Bayle, Bruce Gilbert and soundtrack Badalamenti, Lawrence English and shoegaze movement .... An ambient backdated and yet timeless, a furniture music underground tunnel, an underwater pop that overwhelms you in waves, an army of drones and solos (not all welcome for that matter) ...

Shinobu Nemoto has the languid instrumental verse and that's its strength. Its weakness is perhaps not knowing choose thirteen of ambient pop CD of a sudden, it's a huge project for which the motto is not Nemoto (good). Because we did not come down with a loop that another we already invited to ride him. And oddly, it goes up, thinking of all those who have at one time or another left the ground to reach an island (Jim O'Rourke, Ian Masters ... Jacques Brel?) And hoping that a point of the map Shinobu Nemoto meet our expectations (since the producer retailer, I would advise the improvisations 14, 19 and 24 / at the same time, the site offers Moufurokuon extracts all improvisations in these 13 CDs).
Guillaume Belhomme

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd058)
Limited 50 copies / Vinyl
sleeve / Recorded in Summer 2014

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Shinobu Nemoto - Enoshima Breeze 2014

01 Enoshima Breeze 1 (19:52) 02 Glass Pieces Beach (4:00) 03 Evening Calm Parking Bonfire (9:16) 04 Secret Dangerous Passage (3:42) 05 Enoshima Breeze 2 (22:32)

For the small, strange island of my town.
I should have been released in the SoSR name this album. However, the music of this album were recorded in 2006. I did not have in the name of called SoSR at that time, make music for a small island called ENOSHIMA it is not the first time.I was recorded the album for this island to a teenager, would like to also release the album sometime .

"Enoshima.. That's the small strange island in Japanese Syonan. This island is hardening of the rock assumed to be dull in old times and the breakwater and tetrapod showed off the power of law. There was marina in the island and breeze of Enoshima sounded mast of the yacht. I got much inspiration from the island. I already made music at the age of the teens for this island. And, I newly made music concerning breeze of Enoshima here now. The sound of the guitar becomes breeze and does arrive to your room? Probably it is possible."

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd037)
Limited 50 copies. $8


Recorded in 2006-2010


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SHINOBU NEMOTO - TETSUO "For Rebirth" (CD Ver.)2014

01 1 (21:26) 02 2 (9:13) 03 3 (25:23)

Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. Part 1 is a contribution of Shinobu Nemoto, well-known sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. He runs his own label "MOUFU-ROKUON", releases his work also as "Summons of Shining Ruins" or "Dark Side of The Audio System" and collaborates with several artists like Brian Grainger, VCV, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. His new work "Tetsuo" is a glimmering 58-minute opus, divided into 3 parts. Like his "Melting Loop Trip"-project, "Tetsuo" comes with a very warm and meditative feeling. Taking you up and away, let you see and feel the bright light near the sun and dives you into dusty hazy clouds of rain. Listening to "Tetsuo" gives me a warm shiver over my back and the feeling of light rays on my face. Thank you Shinobu for this wonderful release.
Resting Bell
Shinobu Nemoto – Tetsuo (rb100.1)
Labai gra?ius ambiento relyzus leid?iantis ir vienas m?gstamiausi? mano netleibl? Resting Bell sven?ia 100-ojo savo leidinio  jubiliej?. Ta proga voki?kas netleiblas pateikia japon? atlik?jo Shinobu Nemoto ambientin?/eksperimentin? darb? Tetsuo. Tai pirmas i? keturi? darb?, skirt? pa?ym?ti 100-?j? netleiblo leidin?. Shinobu Nemoto tur?t? b?ti ?inomas tokios muzikos gerb?jas ne tik d?l album?, i?leist? Install, Experimedia kompanijose, bet ir d?l savo paties ?kurto ekperimentin?s muzikos leiblo Moufu-Rokuon, kuriame jis leid?ia savo autorinius darbus. Beje, tai yra jau antrasis jo leidinys Resting Bell netleible.
Tetsuo – ilga, beveik valand? trunkanti kompozicija, padalinta ? tris dalis. Gars? visuma ?ia sukuria meditacin? nuotaik?, kuri ka?kiek primena mano labai m?gstam? japoni?k? anime film? garso takel? su fone svirpian?iom cikadom ir kar??iu alsuojan?iu vasaros oru. Manau, kad tokios japoni?kos asociacijos man kyla ir d?l paties autoriaus. Tereikia surasti t? rib?, kuri skiria m?s? pasaul? nuo pie?tinio, ?engti per j?, gulti tiesiai ? ?ol? ir skai?iuoti l?tai danguje slenkan?ius debesis.
awx online
Happy 100th, Resting Bell
The Resting Bell netlabel steadily releases music that fits into a grey zone between field-recording ambience and drone-for-drone's-sakeness. That's a distinction that can seem like hairsplitting on first listen, but in time a whole world of variety can be heard in between. And speaking of time, Resting Bell is celebrating a milestone: its 100th release. It's doing so with a four-part series, the first of which is by Japanese sound artist Shinobu Nemoto. Titled Tetsuo, it's a three-part EP that explores a high-pitched approach to drone, more dawn break than storm cloud, more scintillate than rumble. Track two, for example, lets a rising and falling wisp slither through a bright thicket of glistening static. The contrast is striking, especially how the various levels of pitch of that main thread highlight different aspects of the unwavering sonic field..
Two earlier works by Nemoto have been highlighted here: a series of 16 "trips" back in December of last year and heavily processed melodies back in 2009.
By Marc Weidenbaum / disquiet

Label : MOUFUROKUON (mocd056)
Limited 50 copies /
Jewel case / Cover : Japanese Traditional paper / Recorded in 2012

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #1 2CD (Original long version )2014

Disc1
01 18:55 09 jan. 2009 (21:31) 02 13:33 11 jan. 2009 (12:50) 03 11:46 13 jan. 2009 (17:24)
Disc2
04 16:27 14 jan. 2009 (16:10) 05 22:34 14 jan. 2009 (16:17)

These five extended pieces for effects plus guitar were all recorded without overdubs in a single take, but they certainly do not sound improvised.  Nemoto pushes his blurred, smoldering, post-shoegaze noise into simple but effective variations on a theme of the arcing crescendo.  It seems that he’s capturing loops as he goes, and stacks the harmonically rich layers of distortion, E-bow drones, and throttled rumbles into incrementally dense constructs.  At the height of each of each of his crescendos, Nemoto offers a restrained guitar solo, at times in impressionist form of a high-lonesome slide guitar.  Nemoto plays tour guide to an imaginary mountain range, taking his audience up to the pinnacle and providing grandiose views from that vantage point.
– Jim Haynes for The Wire
An epic album by Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto, Improvisations #1 showcases Shinobu's ability to create beautiful and interesting sonic textures using minimal means. Using only an electric guitar, stomp boxes, and recording to a 4-track with no overdubs Improvisations #1 delivers 5 massive pieces. Recorded in January of 2009 each piece initially soft and subtle build and layer gradually into powerful and intense guitar noise drones.
Jeremy Bible
Shinobu Nemoto is one of the more colourful newcomers on Japan's exciting Sound Art scene. His studio looks like a maquette of Stockhausen's workplace in the 60s, a modularly convoluted wall of broken tape-recorders, cassette decks, various control units with secretive purposes, stomp boxes and plastic devices which look like Fisher-Price toys rather than musical instruments. He has recorded a 4CD-set of "elephant talk", a massive zoo-sonic collection aimed at extreme bass-listening ("Turn on the power if you have a subwoofer, and do turn up the volume as high as possible. What will happen there?", he naively asks on his webpage). And his discography includes a variety of pseudonyms and projects, including works by his experimental Punk-band Josef [K]. Just like the famous character of Kafka's novel, Nemoto sometimes feels alienated from the world outside, but rather than withdrawing into gloom and darkness, he is using music and a philosophical outlook to create an inspiring, upbeat and colourful creative cosmos that is full of surprises: "I don't plan anything", he explains his process, "I don't like pre-established harmony. It is boring." And so, all pieces on "Improvisations #1" (out now on Experimedia) may have been recorded with the same equipment, but they never once yield the same results. Noise, deep drones, Ambient bliss and even bluesy Guitar solos are combining into an intense listening trip of very physical qualities - even if you do not crank up the volume to the max.
Tobias Fischer
The five long, noisy drones on Improvisations #1 were recorded live, in one take onto a 4-track by Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto using only electric guitar and Ã…fstomp boxesÃ…f. The first response to these vast pieces is disbelief at their simple construction, as thereÃ…fs a wealth of mysterious activity going on. Each piece moves gradually from whispered hum to grand squall, the towering feedback augmented with assorted clinks and blips, presumably from the stomp box. ThereÃ…fs a nod to Krautrock in the mystical shimmer, and the likes of Main and Flying Saucer Attack in basic construction, and an aesthetic akin to contemporaries Sunn O))), minus the metal posturing. For all the ruckus Improvisations #1 sits comfortably alongside Experimedia colleagues Billy Gomberg and Sylvie Walder, ambivalent sound poised between genial approachability and sinister malevolence.
Joshua Meggitt
Improvisations #1 by Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto trumps the other Experimedia releases in at least one obvious regard, as all five of its settings clock in at running times between thirteen and twenty minutes. The material was recorded in its entirety over five days in January, 2009 and was recorded to a 4-track with no overdubs and using electric guitar and stomp boxes only. What Nemoto does, however, with such minimal means is rather amazing. There's some sameness of approachÃ…\each piece begins quietly and gradually swells in volume and intensityÃ…\but the impact is strong nevertheless. Representative of the five, the twenty-minute opener starts placidly enough, as elements arrange themselves into a peaceful mass, but things change at the five-minute mark when the volume and intensity of the droning mass both increase and the guitars begin to bleed and smolder. With the whole now churning at a powerful pitch, Nemoto counters the controlled violence of that churn by adding the swoop of a slide guitarÃ…\a lulling presence that's constantly on the verge of being swallowed by the ever-building mass. The second piece blossoms like a psychedelic swirl until its semi-violent careen is crowned by razor-edged sheets of electric guitar tones, the third resembles a recording of Nemoto playing an extended electric guitar solo at the center of a wind tunnel, and the stuttering fourth ebbs and flows like immense ocean waves. The fifth parts company with the others in its menacing and macabre ambiance, as Nemoto stretches deep, brooding tones like the kind one might hear in a horror movie soundtrack across the track's scarred terrain. The awesome, wrist-slashing wail that the piece eventually rises to would no doubt make Xela envious were John Twells to hear it.
textura
The second of the Experimedia releases comes from Shinobu Nemoto and it's an absolute blinder I have to say. I wasn't 100% what to expect when I put it on, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't expecting to be almost blown out of my seat by one of the most intense guitar drone releases I've heard in some time. I almost had to think of Belong (if you remember that's awesome album) for the sheer depth of the layers on offer but in most respects this is a pretty different beast. The pieces (five of them) are simply named after the time and date they were recorded, I assume, and I like the ambiguous nature of that's it allows you to fill in a lot of the details for yourself which is always a pleasing way of listening to an album. Things begin very much as they mean to go on by slowly building up a layered guitar sound with a touch of distortion and plenty of effects and it all spirals its way upwards and outwards into one hell of a gorgeous wall of sound. There' a hint of shoegaze to some of the extended note melodies and the sound of the percussive effects in the background have something of the quality of waves crashing over rocks – they accentuate the flow of the chords and layers to amazing effect. Then halfway through things get a lot more subaquatic with a spellbindingly muted track that takes all the best elements of the style of the first two pieces and then filters them down so it feels like you're listening underwater. Supremely nice. And then it's back into the more uplifting sounds again with an almost spiritual, choral work that shimmers and shines. A super way to follow such a melancholy track. And then as we hit the final work it's back to melancholy again with possibly the most dramatic and enigmatic piece on the album. Intense is barely the word for this and every time I put it on I'm glued to the speakers by the sheer energy that's been put into it. I love the fact that this album is so robust yet so absolutely beautiful at the same time. Truly brilliant from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
Smallfish Records
This Japanese guitarist would have been much better off calling this record anything other than Improvisations #1. To be fair, these five extended pieces of drone smolder are technically improvised, but they sure as hell do not sound like the improvisations of Keiji Haino, Tetuzi Akiyama, Masayuki Takayanagi or any other giants of Japanese improv guitar bruitism. Shinobu's work recalls much more of the post-shoegazing excursions that you would get from Explosions In The Sky, Tarentel (circa From Bone To Satellite), and even some of Machinefabriek's constructions. As we mentioned, Shinobu does technically improvise each of these tracks, although it might be better stated that be records these pieces in single takes, collecting loops through his arsenal of pedals and layering them into these architecturally dense mounds of compacted fuzz, drone, and noise all blurred into a beautifully shoegazing atmosphere. The first track builds a warm enveloping haze on top of which Shinobu plops a rich piece of slide guitar work, that gives this track train-chugging-through-desert-valley-at-sunset type of cinematic scope. The second piece takes a slightly darker arc that billows with bioluminescence and distantly mechanoid pulsations. Again, Shinobu continues darker still throughout the album with the ensuing tracks, as the guitars become more spectral, more laced with shadow, and heavier on the low end frequencies. Here, you'll find more references to Troum or Aidan Baker, in terms of a darker take on the ambience. With the fourth track, Shinobu brightens everything with a guitar driven variation on the Gas / Pop Ambient sound that's very, very nice. Afterwards, the darkened murk and shadow returns on the finale, a majestically black piece of ambience. So so cold. Experimedia has been turning up some pretty amazing artists from around the world that previously we had never heard of, and this album is certainly one of the gems in their increasingly prolific catalogue of releases.
Aquarius Records
I used the electric guitar, some stomp boxes and those sounds were recorded by 4-track, no overdub.

Label : MOUFUROKUON (mocd54-55) / 2CD / Original long version / Jewel case

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Shinobu Nemoto
Electronic Element Wind 1


01 Wind 1 (13:58) 02 Wind 2 (13:20) 03 Wind 3 (13:57) 04 Wind 4 (13:12)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd-045)
Limited 40 cpies.

After SILVER STORM(Organic-Industries/OI007), I paid attention to the self-oscillation of the analog filter again. The electronic element of the filter and some functions let comfortable wind blow.
Recorded in March 2013.

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Shinobu Nemoto - SILVER STORM 2013

01 ONE (05:06) 02 TOW (05:06) 03 THREE (05:06) 04 FOUR (05:06) 05 FIVE (05:06)
06 SIX (05:06) 07 SEVEN (05:06) 08 EIGHT (05:06) 09 NINE (05:06)

This music was made by the self-oscillation of the analog filter and the interaction of some automated devices. I can install this device anywhere and can control the parameter of the device by a heat perception sensor arbitrarily. I will make the device downsized sometime soon. It is a self-oscillation of the analog filter that I was interested in particular. When something reaches the critical point, it emits a sound. About an analog filter, When Resonance forces Cutoff to self-reference, the filter emits a sound. However, a question is left about the self-oscillation of the filter. That question is "What kind of opportunity does the self-oscillation occur in?" It may be performed with the device different from the filter by the method such as the sound installation.
Also, I usually downplay objectivity about music production, but am interested in feedback of the self-reference. It has action to destroy self. I want to incorporate a method formalism-like than the process of the expressionism-like self?destruction in my experimental music. Where will we go to after this self?destruction? No, this question in itself will be meaningless. Experimental simulation for certain consciousness / unconsciousness. Meditation to destroy meditation. The infinite feedback will continue always updating us while making a slight difference.
Thanks to Andre / Organic-Industries.
-Shinobu Nemoto

Label : Organic-Industries (OI007)

SHINOBU NEMOTO - FLOWERS 2012

01 DIAPENSIA LAPPONICA (22:39) 02 TROLLIUS RIEDERIANUS (22:39)

Some signs. May have forgotten it for a long time. He wanted to compose for alpine plants.. Our heart vibrates like a sound vibrating. All life is vibration, inorganic matter vibrates, too. It is the same in the alpine low oxygen concentration and even in space. This album penetrate your heart like flowers that grow slowly. Then a fragrance of flowers blooming all over the area surrounds you.
Flowers is made up of two tracks nearly 23 minutes in length that focus almost entirely on the beats created between conflicting frequencies. So when acoustic guitar is revealed as the primary instrument on “Flowers” no one would fault you for questioning the truth of that claim. In fact, the only moments anything acoustic is even audible is in the split second pings and plucks before long, sonorous tones are unfurled that rise and fall in intensity and dissonance. The sound that is created lies somewhere between coiling feedback and the purity of sine waves as Shinobu Nemoto pares his instrument back to a resonant hum that is simple, but endlessly complex. – Ryan Potts, Experimedia

All Music by Shinobu Nemoto for acoustic guitar, slight feedback, reel to reel. Recorded in January 2012. Photograph by Sarah Maria Raun.

Label : ANALOGPATH (ANALOGPATH009)

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - TETSUO 2011

01 1 (21:26) 02 2 (9:13) 03 3 (25:23)

Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. Part 1 is a contribution of Shinobu Nemoto, well-known sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. He runs his own label "MOUFU-ROKUON", releases his work also as "Summons of Shining Ruins" or "Dark Side of The Audio System" and collaborates with several artists like Brian Grainger, VCV, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. His new work "Tetsuo" is a glimmering 58-minute opus, divided into 3 parts. Like his "Melting Loop Trip"-project, "Tetsuo" comes with a very warm and meditative feeling. Taking you up and away, let you see and feel the bright light near the sun and dives you into dusty hazy clouds of rain. Listening to "Tetsuo" gives me a warm shiver over my back and the feeling of light rays on my face. Thank you Shinobu for this wonderful release.
Resting Bell
Shinobu Nemoto – Tetsuo (rb100.1)
Labai gra?ius ambiento relyzus leid?iantis ir vienas m?gstamiausi? mano netleibl? Resting Bell sven?ia 100-ojo savo leidinio  jubiliej?. Ta proga voki?kas netleiblas pateikia japon? atlik?jo Shinobu Nemoto ambientin?/eksperimentin? darb? Tetsuo. Tai pirmas i? keturi? darb?, skirt? pa?ym?ti 100-?j? netleiblo leidin?. Shinobu Nemoto tur?t? b?ti ?inomas tokios muzikos gerb?jas ne tik d?l album?, i?leist? Install, Experimedia kompanijose, bet ir d?l savo paties ?kurto ekperimentin?s muzikos leiblo Moufu-Rokuon, kuriame jis leid?ia savo autorinius darbus. Beje, tai yra jau antrasis jo leidinys Resting Bell netleible.
Tetsuo – ilga, beveik valand? trunkanti kompozicija, padalinta ? tris dalis. Gars? visuma ?ia sukuria meditacin? nuotaik?, kuri ka?kiek primena mano labai m?gstam? japoni?k? anime film? garso takel? su fone svirpian?iom cikadom ir kar??iu alsuojan?iu vasaros oru. Manau, kad tokios japoni?kos asociacijos man kyla ir d?l paties autoriaus. Tereikia surasti t? rib?, kuri skiria m?s? pasaul? nuo pie?tinio, ?engti per j?, gulti tiesiai ? ?ol? ir skai?iuoti l?tai danguje slenkan?ius debesis.
awx online
Happy 100th, Resting Bell
The Resting Bell netlabel steadily releases music that fits into a grey zone between field-recording ambience and drone-for-drone's-sakeness. That's a distinction that can seem like hairsplitting on first listen, but in time a whole world of variety can be heard in between. And speaking of time, Resting Bell is celebrating a milestone: its 100th release. It's doing so with a four-part series, the first of which is by Japanese sound artist Shinobu Nemoto. Titled Tetsuo, it's a three-part EP that explores a high-pitched approach to drone, more dawn break than storm cloud, more scintillate than rumble. Track two, for example, lets a rising and falling wisp slither through a bright thicket of glistening static. The contrast is striking, especially how the various levels of pitch of that main thread highlight different aspects of the unwavering sonic field..
Two earlier works by Nemoto have been highlighted here: a series of 16 "trips" back in December of last year and heavily processed melodies back in 2009.
By Marc Weidenbaum / disquiet

Artwork and Photo by Christian Roth, www.goyippi.net. CDr-version with printed inlay, packed in a rubber-stamped arrigato-pak, limited to 30 copies. Price 2,50 € (plus Shipping: Germany 1,50 €, International 3,50 €) If you are interested, just drop me a mail: info[at]restingbell[dot]net

Label : Resting Bell / RB100.1 Limited 30 CDR

SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisation Air 2 2010

The first of two volumes of improvisations by Japanese experimental musician Shinobu Nemoto, who also records under the names Summons Of Shining Ruins and Dark Side Of The Audio System. He has released two records with INSTALL in the past: Summons Of Shining Ruins s/t and Dispel Space Time Lust (a collaboration with Jason Adams). He has collaborated with Danielle Demos, Brian Grainger, Jason Adams, Wood-Land and VCV, and maintains his own personal label Moufu-Rokuon as well. On IMPROVISATION AIR, Shinobu showcases a deep damp humid airiness through the form of foggy drones and warped tonal atmospheres. Exclusive to the INSTALL Digital Archive and sure to be a favorite for new listeners and existing fans of Shinobu's work.

Credits : released 31 October 2010 This is Install number IP008B. Improvisation by a guitar on old reel to reel. Recorded at MOUFU-ROKUON. Photo by Ileun Cho. INSTALL Digital Archive / Improvisation Air 2

SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisation Air 1 2010

The first of two volumes of improvisations by Japanese experimental musician Shinobu Nemoto, who also records under the names Summons Of Shining Ruins and Dark Side Of The Audio System. He has released two records with INSTALL in the past: Summons Of Shining Ruins s/t and Dispel Space Time Lust (a collaboration with Jason Adams). He has collaborated with Danielle Demos, Brian Grainger, Jason Adams, Wood-Land and VCV, and maintains his own personal label Moufu-Rokuon as well. On IMPROVISATION AIR, Shinobu showcases a deep damp humid airiness through the form of foggy drones and warped tonal atmospheres. Exclusive to the INSTALL Digital Archive and sure to be a favorite for new listeners and existing fans of Shinobu's work.

Credits : released 31 October 2010 This is Install number IP008A. Improvisation by a guitar on old reel to reel. Recorded at MOUFU-ROKUON. Photo by Shinobu Nemoto. INSTALL Digital Archive / Improvisation Air 1

SHINOBU NEMOTO - ENOSHIMA BREEZE 2010 / Unreleased

01 ENOSHIMA BREEZE 1 (19:39) ENOSHIMA BREEZE 2 (22:34)

Enoshima.. That's the small strange island in Japanese Syonan. This island is hardening of the rock assumed to be dull in old times and the breakwater and tetrapod showed off the power of law. There was marina in the island and breeze of Enoshima sounded mast of the yacht. I got much inspiration from the island. I already made music at the age of the teens for this island. And, I newly made music concerning breeze of Enoshima here now. The sound of the guitar becomes breeze and does arrive to your room? Probably it is possible.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-037 Limited 100 CDR

SHINOBU NEMOTO - Melting Loop Trip CD & Free download 2010

01 1 (10:17) 02 1 (13:33) 03 3 (8:12) 04 4 (9:58) 05 5 (10:26) 06 6 (11:01) 07 7 (11:01) 08 8 (6:39) 09 9 (12:24) 10 10 (6:29) 11 11 (8:53) 12 12 (6:13) 13 13 (10:57) 14 14 (8:29) 15 15 (8:18) 16 16 (8:16)

I usually release loop works with "Dark Side of The Audio System" name. This album did play back of some loops at the same time mix was done by the improvisation. Therefore I released this work by the SHINOBU NEMOTO name (And the work of "Dark Side of The Audio System" is usually RAW). These loops have intervened each other and have dissolved in the fog of an effect. It reminded me of a work of Medardo Rosso and the gate of the hell of Auguste Rodin. And you can download this album in Resting Bell free (RB091 Shinobu Nemoto - Meltinng Loop Trip). Please enjoy.
Shinobu Nemoto
ÅgMelting Loop TripÅg is a collection of sixteen loops, each loop between six and thirteen minutes long. Each loop is a beautiful analog picture. Very athmospheric, very warm and very, very meditative. You can fall back into a cloudy bed of hushed noises, shimmering melodies and wonderful echo-structures.
You can go ahead, pick your favorite loop and listen to it on repeat. Or you can listen to the complete release from track to track. In addition to ShinobuÅfs musical output illustrator Kati Meden created an artwork-concept for the complete release as well as for every single loop based on her colour-alphabet.
Resting Bell
It should continue. What is it. What do you mean it. What do you mean. QP series. QP is winged, stomach bulge. Boy or girl can not know. It's just mayonnaise. He is a living person, that here, somewhere there had been I do not know. Sometimes, I feel. Talks alone. severe. Where, here's what was on. Do not know. Strangeness. 6 square feet in the room. Objects. Deureureureureuk. Gigikgigikgigik. Crunchy squares. Black and white film. Oh, dazzling light. 6 square feet in the room and he was making music. Talks alone. severe. Seems to last a long time. Projectors continue to return. ___000 (((What does that continue. Do you know it. Own. Continue. Although here. This is not the time. A lot. _ Time to make music. The question and the description side.
Ileun Cho
Drones without wig and suit: The personal path of the listener and the personal path of the composer are one here.
It may be time for Shinobu Nemoto to start wearing wig and suit. At least 19th century critic E.T.A. Hoffmann, whose writings were seminally influential in defining the aesthetics and values of Western music for over two hundred years, would, with all likelihood, have appreciated Nemoto's willfulness as a great contribution to the proud romantic tradition. Just like Mozart's rejection by the Archibishop of Salzburg and Beethoven's retreat into deafness - widely held to be catastrophic events at their time - would posthumously come to be regarded as liberating, Nemoto's sublimation of his studio as a temple of spiritual elevation and personal expression appears to be part of refusing to draw a line between his life and his art. Considering the act of playing the guitar as the sonic equivalent of writing a diary, his works are the very definition of ambition, autonomy and absoluteness. Ignoring the demands and mechanisms of the market, his oeuvre epitomises the notion of creativity existing purely because from an inner need. After breaking through with a full-length on Experimedia in 2009, Nemoto has, over the past twenty four months, released a staggering amount of albums under his own name or the Summons of Shining Ruins alias, a veritable tour de force of craftsmanship, productivity and inspiration. Arriving in the wake of a series twelve (!) full-lengths dedicated to the art of improvisation, Melting Loop Trip is both a sum and summary and acme of a clearly defined period – as well as offering an alluringly idiosyncratic outlook into the future.
In a world like his, traditional borders between the acceptable and excessive are effectively pulverised: Already Nemoto's most recent releases, strongly related to each other through comparable approaches, intentions and philosophies, could, in a way, be regarded as constituting different movements of a single, intricately intertwined and vast work. Melting Loop Trip, released as a free download gift over Christmas, meanwhile, is an entire creative galaxy onto itself, comprising sixteen pieces and spanning roughly two and a half hours, 350MB and, on a limited physical edition of the album, four CDs of music. There are essentially only two kind of tracks here: Majestic, cathedral swells, on the one hand, slowly ascending from silence into the realm of the audible, expanding laterally and meditatively through time, before inconspicuously disappearing again. And, on the other, opaque, psychedelic atmospheres filled with abstract whirs and ghostly alien whispers, remotely resembling random SETI-recordings of cosmological radiation. The borders between the two, meanwhile, are fluid, the latter occasionally washed over by warm, pulsating tones and the former at times gradually mutating in terms of timbral quality - going from bronzen colours to darker, more ephemeral shadings, their formerly fixed fabrics dissolving into what Nemoto aptly calls „a fog“. This wisely chosen metaphor is, at the same time, a key to the understanding of the record as a whole, which works both as a to-the-point statement of the artist's perspective on drone music as well as a commentary of the state of the album in the age of digital dissemination.
Built on repeating sequences and processes, after all, these pieces are, by their very nature, static, almost visual in texture, the label suitably referring to them as 'beautiful analog pictures'. As so often with drone music, they could literally begin and end anytime and anywhere and the tendency of this kind of music of comfortably resting in time and space rather than moving through it, has often been interpreted as creative inertia, of it constituting a departure point for further sound explorations rather than an actual creative achievement. The power of Melting Loop Trip consists in the fact that Nemoto both acknowledges and disproves this theory. His insistence on only allowing his loops to blossom within the relatively narrow bandwidth of between six and a half and thirteen minutes is a clear indication in terms of equally recognising the compositional qualities and restrictions of these works. By, on the other hand, treating them to a technique of improvisation in the editing stages of the record, he takes them beyond the shores of mere pleasure, adding all but imperceptible breaks in symmetry to the continuum. The effect is a sensation of being completely washed over by sound. Rather than building a typical trance through a string of hypnotic repetitions, the music opens up into a seemingly endless continuum defined by a highly minimal palette of constituent elements, which are provoked to react and interact with each other in a potentially infinite amount of constellations.
At the same time, the work as a whole considerably gains in significance. By its very nature, Melting Loop Trip doesn't brutally rupture the traditional idea of an album as a collection of related compositions. It merely inflates it to epic dimensions. In the combination of, objectively speaking, inhuman vastness and a poignantly clear conceptual and sonic focus, this difference in scale turns into a difference in kind, Nemoto's melting processes dispersing a once stable canvas into a liquid ocean. As it has become, realistically speaking, all but impossible to actually take in the work from beginning to end, the act of listening turns from a passive, immobile one, to a ritual, which the audience, similar to a performance of one of Morton Feldman's long-form works or an Orthodox mass, can enter and leave at will. It thereby challenges the age-old assumption of a musical work as a fixed entity designed to be appreciated from beginning to end by the audience or else loose its meaning. Quite on the contrary, the listener is free to either keep the disc spinning in the background or to listen to it attentively here, tp choose a linear route or shuffle mode and leave the music on for its entire duration or to skip larger sections, without loosing out on the impact of the music or distorting its meaning.
The personal path of the listener and the personal path of the composer are one here, which turns Melting Loop Trip into a deeply gratifying experience. To someone like E.T.A. Hoffmann, to whom this freedom would have seemed like a voluntary surrender of a composer's authority, it would have presented an unforgivable step backwards. But it is this very insistence on choosing his own aesthetics which marks out Shinobu Nemoto as a singular voice on the scene. And he needs neither wig nor suit to prove it.
Tobias Fischer
Pretekstem dla dzisiejszej sLow Audycji jest japo?ski artysta Shinobu Nemoto. Shinobu nale?y do tego grona artystów, dla których przys?owiowym fetyszem jest analogowe brzmienie, magnetofon oraz kasety. Wpisuje si? on w paradygmat okre?lany mianem post-binary sound, dla którego punktem wyj?cia jest nie cyfrowa obróbka d?wi?ku, a raczej nostalgia za czasem kiedy dominowa?y ciep?e analogowe barwy. Nie tak dawno temu nak?adem net-labelu Resting Bell ukaza?a si? kolekcja szesnastu d?ugich ambientowych p?tli autorstwa Shinobu Nemoto - Melting Loop Trip, postanowi?em zmiksowa? je wszystkie ze sob? i zaprezentowa? w ponad godzinnym miksie. Album do pobrania ze stron labelu tutaj.
Radio Alternator
"Melting Loop Trip " by Shinobu Nemoto (from Kanagawa, Japan), should not be missed by anyone enjoying long-form drone music. It is released as a handmade 4CDR release if you want a physical copy, but it can also be downloaded (for free!) from the Resting Bell netlabel. It's a massive download including sixteen loops, each loop between six and thirteen minutes long, totalling over two-and-a-half hour of deep drone listening. A fairly extreme release in size ánd content. The 'extreme' does not refer to the sound of the loops: they are all very atmospheric, warm and meditative. The 'extremeness' is found more in the strict minimalism of these drones. Like a good drone should, the sound of these loops colour your background without drawing attention, and thus they are also perfectly capable of masking unwanted background sounds. There is neither clear beginning nor end for each loop , and no dynamic progression to speak of, so the loops can also easily be played on repeat. This music is not intended to listen actively, but if you immersive yourself in its sound a complex sound world opens up to be discovered. The use of 'drones' in ambient music has taken on quite a lot of different directions, even up to the music being as intrusive as any other genre. With "Melting Loop Trip", Shinobu Nemoto takes us back to the source, back to the origin of drone. If you're patient enough to let it overtake you, it is as if you're witnessing the very beginning of time.
Peter Van Cooten

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-033-036 Limited 30 4CDR / Prose poetry : Ileun Cho / Cover art : Kati Meden
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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #12 2010

01 17:03 15 June 2010 (11:21) 02 17:50 15 June 2010 (17:19) 03 18:12 15 June 2010 (12:42) 04 18:36 15 June 2010 (10:57)

This improvisation was performed by Harmonium. I picked up the sound with two microphones and, after stomp boxes had been passed, the sound was recorded on the cassette tapes. Therefore the tone of old Harmonium may be heard like a synthesizer. I became the sound of Harmonium and was immersed in a performance. So I didn't know well what I was doing. However, I really enjoyed a trip of this improvisation. My consciousness awoke extremely, that seemed to transcend life and death. This improvisation is offered to all people's hope and possibilities. Thanks!
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-027 Limited 50 CDR

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #11 2010

01 14:27 15 June 2010 (11:54) 02 14:44 15 June 2010 (15:32) 03 15:24 15 June 2010 (11:54) 04 15:54 15 June 2010 (15:49)

This improvisation was performed by Harmonium. I picked up the sound with two microphones and, after stomp boxes had been passed, the sound was recorded on the cassette tapes. Therefore the tone of old Harmonium may be heard like a synthesizer. I became the sound of Harmonium and was immersed in a performance. So I didn't know well what I was doing. However, I really enjoyed a trip of this improvisation. My consciousness awoke extremely, that seemed to transcend life and death. This improvisation is offered to all people's hope and possibilities. Thanks!
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-026 Second edition Limited 50 CDR

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #10 2010

01 10:05 15 June 2010 (13:42) 02 10:21 15 June 2010 (16:12) 03 11.57 15 June 2010 (14:06) 04 12:22 15 June 2010 (16:28)

This improvisation was performed by Harmonium. I picked up the sound with two microphones and, after stomp boxes had been passed, the sound was recorded on the cassette tapes. Therefore the tone of old Harmonium may be heard like a synthesizer. I became the sound of Harmonium and was immersed in a performance. So I didn't know well what I was doing. However, I really enjoyed a trip of this improvisation. My consciousness awoke extremely, that seemed to transcend life and death. This improvisation is offered to all people's hope and possibilities. Thanks!
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-025 Second edition Limited 50 CDR

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #9 2010

01 19:22 12 June 2010 (16:12) 02 10:49 13 June 2010 (11:44) 03 11:55 13 June 2010 (16:21) 04 12:21 13 June 2010 (14:55)

This improvisation was performed by Harmonium. I picked up the sound with two microphones and, after stomp boxes had been passed, the sound was recorded on the cassette tapes. Therefore the tone of old Harmonium may be heard like a synthesizer. I became the sound of Harmonium and was immersed in a performance. So I didn't know well what I was doing. However, I really enjoyed a trip of this improvisation. My consciousness awoke extremely, that seemed to transcend life and death. This improvisation is offered to all people's hope and possibilities. Thanks!
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-024 Second edition Limited 50 CDR

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #8 2009 Out of print

01 22:10 03 Dec 2009 + 22:31 03 Dec 2009 + 22:48 03 Dec 2009 + 23:08 03 Dec 2009 = 16:17 04 Dec 2009 (15:20) 02 22:10 03 Dec 2009 + 22:31 03 Dec 2009 + 22:48 03 Dec 2009 + 23:08 03 Dec 2009 = 16:57 04 Dec 2009 (30:21)

I played an electric guitar and recorded it in 4 old reel to reels. These improvisations was recorded in a very old recorder. A used tape is also in 1960 's. An old machine has amazing power. The machine's sounds are really awesome. I'm fascinated completely to that and these improvisations was played in the state which awoke perfectly in the trance.
Shinobu Nemoto
Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-022 Limited 50 CDR / Out of print / few stock is in experimedia.
SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #7 2009 Out of print

01 19:27 03 Dec 2009 + 19:48 03 Dec 2009 + 20:12 03 Dec 2009 + 20:35 03 Dec 2009 = 15:15 04 Dec 2009 (15:46) 02 01 19:27 03 Dec 2009 + 19:48 03 Dec 2009 + 20:12 03 Dec 2009 + 20:35 03 Dec 2009 = 15:57 04 Dec 2009 (31:57)

I played an electric guitar and recorded it in 4 old reel to reels. These improvisations was recorded in a very old recorder. A used tape is also in 1960 's. An old machine has amazing power. The machine's sounds are really awesome. I'm fascinated completely to that and these improvisations was played in the state which awoke perfectly in the trance.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-21 Limited 50 CDR / Out of print / few stock is in experimedia.
SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #6 2009

01 20:18 30 Nov. 2009 (62:28)

I played an electric guitar and recorded it in 4 track. These improvisations was recorded in a very old recorder. A used tape is also in 1960 's. An old machine has amazing power. The machine's sounds are really awesome. I'm fascinated completely to that and these improvisations was played in the state which awoke perfectly in the trance.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-020 Second edition of the new cover is here Limited 50 CDR / few stock is original version in experimedia.

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #5 2009

01 21:32 29 Nov. 2009 (64:41)

I played an electric guitar and recorded it in 4 track. These improvisations was recorded in a very old recorder. A used tape is also in 1960 's. An old machine has amazing power. The machine's sounds are really awesome. I'm fascinated completely to that and these improvisations was played in the state which awoke perfectly in the trance.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-019 Second edition of the new cover is here Limited 50 CDR / few stock is original version in experimedia.

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #4 2009

01 18:56 28 Nov. 2009 (12:26) 02 19:22 28 Nov. 2009 (12:34) 03 19:49 28 Nov. 2009 (13:34) 04 21:48 28 Nov. 2009 (10:57)

I played an electric guitar and recorded it in old reel to reel. These improvisations was recorded in a very old recorder. A used tape is also in 1960 's. An old machine has amazing power. The machine's sounds are really awesome. I'm fascinated completely to that and these improvisations was played in the state which awoke perfectly in the trance.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-018 Second edition of the new cover is here Limited 50 CDR/
few stock is original version in experimedia.

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #3 2009

01 16:27 28 Nov. 2009 (14:59) 02 17:14 28 Nov. 2009 (13:56) 03 18:14 28 Nov. 2009 (15:16) 04 18:34 28 Nov. 2009 (11:19)

I played an electric guitar and recorded it in old reel to reel. These improvisations was recorded in a very old recorder. A used tape is also in 1960 's. An old machine has amazing power. The machine's sounds are really awesome. I'm fascinated completely to that and these improvisations was played in the state which awoke perfectly in the trance.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-017 Second edition of the new cover is here Limited 50 CDR / few stock is original version in experimedia.

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #2 2009

01 21:38 27 Nov. 2009 (15:15) 02 22:04 27 Nov. 2009 (15:15) 03 22:35 27 Nov. 2009 (19:32) 04 22:57 27 Nov. 2009 (17:33)

I played an electric guitar and recorded it in old reel to reel. These improvisations was recorded in a very old recorder. A used tape is also in 1960 's. An old machine has amazing power. The machine's sounds are really awesome. I'm fascinated completely to that and these improvisations was played in the state which awoke perfectly in the trance.
Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd-016 Second edition of the new cover is here Limited 50 CDR / few stock is original version in experimedia.

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SHINOBU NEMOTO - Improvisations #1 2009 Out of print

01 18:55 09 jan. 2009 (20:15) 02 13:33 11 jan. 2009 (12:48) 03 11:46 13 jan. 2009 (16:03) 04 16:27 14 jan. 2009 (15:17) 05 22:34 14 jan. 2009 (15:08)

These five extended pieces for effects plus guitar were all recorded without overdubs in a single take, but they certainly do not sound improvised.  Nemoto pushes his blurred, smoldering, post-shoegaze noise into simple but effective variations on a theme of the arcing crescendo.  It seems that he’s capturing loops as he goes, and stacks the harmonically rich layers of distortion, E-bow drones, and throttled rumbles into incrementally dense constructs.  At the height of each of each of his crescendos, Nemoto offers a restrained guitar solo, at times in impressionist form of a high-lonesome slide guitar.  Nemoto plays tour guide to an imaginary mountain range, taking his audience up to the pinnacle and providing grandiose views from that vantage point.
– Jim Haynes for The Wire
An epic album by Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto, Improvisations #1 showcases Shinobu's ability to create beautiful and interesting sonic textures using minimal means. Using only an electric guitar, stomp boxes, and recording to a 4-track with no overdubs Improvisations #1 delivers 5 massive pieces. Recorded in January of 2009 each piece initially soft and subtle build and layer gradually into powerful and intense guitar noise drones.
Jeremy Bible
Shinobu Nemoto is one of the more colourful newcomers on Japan's exciting Sound Art scene. His studio looks like a maquette of Stockhausen's workplace in the 60s, a modularly convoluted wall of broken tape-recorders, cassette decks, various control units with secretive purposes, stomp boxes and plastic devices which look like Fisher-Price toys rather than musical instruments. He has recorded a 4CD-set of "elephant talk", a massive zoo-sonic collection aimed at extreme bass-listening ("Turn on the power if you have a subwoofer, and do turn up the volume as high as possible. What will happen there?", he naively asks on his webpage). And his discography includes a variety of pseudonyms and projects, including works by his experimental Punk-band Josef [K]. Just like the famous character of Kafka's novel, Nemoto sometimes feels alienated from the world outside, but rather than withdrawing into gloom and darkness, he is using music and a philosophical outlook to create an inspiring, upbeat and colourful creative cosmos that is full of surprises: "I don't plan anything", he explains his process, "I don't like pre-established harmony. It is boring." And so, all pieces on "Improvisations #1" (out now on Experimedia) may have been recorded with the same equipment, but they never once yield the same results. Noise, deep drones, Ambient bliss and even bluesy Guitar solos are combining into an intense listening trip of very physical qualities - even if you do not crank up the volume to the max.
Tobias Fischer
The five long, noisy drones on Improvisations #1 were recorded live, in one take onto a 4-track by Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto using only electric guitar and Ã…fstomp boxesÃ…f. The first response to these vast pieces is disbelief at their simple construction, as thereÃ…fs a wealth of mysterious activity going on. Each piece moves gradually from whispered hum to grand squall, the towering feedback augmented with assorted clinks and blips, presumably from the stomp box. ThereÃ…fs a nod to Krautrock in the mystical shimmer, and the likes of Main and Flying Saucer Attack in basic construction, and an aesthetic akin to contemporaries Sunn O))), minus the metal posturing. For all the ruckus Improvisations #1 sits comfortably alongside Experimedia colleagues Billy Gomberg and Sylvie Walder, ambivalent sound poised between genial approachability and sinister malevolence.
Joshua Meggitt
Improvisations #1 by Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto trumps the other Experimedia releases in at least one obvious regard, as all five of its settings clock in at running times between thirteen and twenty minutes. The material was recorded in its entirety over five days in January, 2009 and was recorded to a 4-track with no overdubs and using electric guitar and stomp boxes only. What Nemoto does, however, with such minimal means is rather amazing. There's some sameness of approachÃ…\each piece begins quietly and gradually swells in volume and intensityÃ…\but the impact is strong nevertheless. Representative of the five, the twenty-minute opener starts placidly enough, as elements arrange themselves into a peaceful mass, but things change at the five-minute mark when the volume and intensity of the droning mass both increase and the guitars begin to bleed and smolder. With the whole now churning at a powerful pitch, Nemoto counters the controlled violence of that churn by adding the swoop of a slide guitarÃ…\a lulling presence that's constantly on the verge of being swallowed by the ever-building mass. The second piece blossoms like a psychedelic swirl until its semi-violent careen is crowned by razor-edged sheets of electric guitar tones, the third resembles a recording of Nemoto playing an extended electric guitar solo at the center of a wind tunnel, and the stuttering fourth ebbs and flows like immense ocean waves. The fifth parts company with the others in its menacing and macabre ambiance, as Nemoto stretches deep, brooding tones like the kind one might hear in a horror movie soundtrack across the track's scarred terrain. The awesome, wrist-slashing wail that the piece eventually rises to would no doubt make Xela envious were John Twells to hear it.
textura
The second of the Experimedia releases comes from Shinobu Nemoto and it's an absolute blinder I have to say. I wasn't 100% what to expect when I put it on, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't expecting to be almost blown out of my seat by one of the most intense guitar drone releases I've heard in some time. I almost had to think of Belong (if you remember that's awesome album) for the sheer depth of the layers on offer but in most respects this is a pretty different beast. The pieces (five of them) are simply named after the time and date they were recorded, I assume, and I like the ambiguous nature of that's it allows you to fill in a lot of the details for yourself which is always a pleasing way of listening to an album. Things begin very much as they mean to go on by slowly building up a layered guitar sound with a touch of distortion and plenty of effects and it all spirals its way upwards and outwards into one hell of a gorgeous wall of sound. There' a hint of shoegaze to some of the extended note melodies and the sound of the percussive effects in the background have something of the quality of waves crashing over rocks – they accentuate the flow of the chords and layers to amazing effect. Then halfway through things get a lot more subaquatic with a spellbindingly muted track that takes all the best elements of the style of the first two pieces and then filters them down so it feels like you're listening underwater. Supremely nice. And then it's back into the more uplifting sounds again with an almost spiritual, choral work that shimmers and shines. A super way to follow such a melancholy track. And then as we hit the final work it's back to melancholy again with possibly the most dramatic and enigmatic piece on the album. Intense is barely the word for this and every time I put it on I'm glued to the speakers by the sheer energy that's been put into it. I love the fact that this album is so robust yet so absolutely beautiful at the same time. Truly brilliant from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
Smallfish Records
This Japanese guitarist would have been much better off calling this record anything other than Improvisations #1. To be fair, these five extended pieces of drone smolder are technically improvised, but they sure as hell do not sound like the improvisations of Keiji Haino, Tetuzi Akiyama, Masayuki Takayanagi or any other giants of Japanese improv guitar bruitism. Shinobu's work recalls much more of the post-shoegazing excursions that you would get from Explosions In The Sky, Tarentel (circa From Bone To Satellite), and even some of Machinefabriek's constructions. As we mentioned, Shinobu does technically improvise each of these tracks, although it might be better stated that be records these pieces in single takes, collecting loops through his arsenal of pedals and layering them into these architecturally dense mounds of compacted fuzz, drone, and noise all blurred into a beautifully shoegazing atmosphere. The first track builds a warm enveloping haze on top of which Shinobu plops a rich piece of slide guitar work, that gives this track train-chugging-through-desert-valley-at-sunset type of cinematic scope. The second piece takes a slightly darker arc that billows with bioluminescence and distantly mechanoid pulsations. Again, Shinobu continues darker still throughout the album with the ensuing tracks, as the guitars become more spectral, more laced with shadow, and heavier on the low end frequencies. Here, you'll find more references to Troum or Aidan Baker, in terms of a darker take on the ambience. With the fourth track, Shinobu brightens everything with a guitar driven variation on the Gas / Pop Ambient sound that's very, very nice. Afterwards, the darkened murk and shadow returns on the finale, a majestically black piece of ambience. So so cold. Experimedia has been turning up some pretty amazing artists from around the world that previously we had never heard of, and this album is certainly one of the gems in their increasingly prolific catalogue of releases.
Aquarius Records
I used the electric guitar, some stomp boxes and those sounds were recorded by 4-track, no overdub.
Label : EXPERIMEDIA / Out of print / SHINOBU NEMOTO Interview by Tobias Fischer

Original long version is here (2CD)
SHINOBU NEMOTO - Elephant Talks 4CDs 2008 Out of print

01 Elephant Talks 1 (30:00) 02 Elephant Talks 2 (30:00) 03 Elephant Talks 3 (30:00) 04 Elephant Talks 4 (30:00) 05 Elephant Talks 5 (30:00) 06 Elephant Talks 6 (30:00) 07 Elephant Talks 7 (25:30) 08 Elephant Talks 8 (23:30)

Elephants are doing the communication with super-low, I was thinking about it for a long time. The speed of super-low is dull we do not hear of the sound directly. However, the vibration of the sound advances slowly toward the distant place. I tried what kind of influence this super-low had on us. This record handles a low frequency band mainly, there does not have the gorgeous high bandwidth and a lot of super low of the silence is included in there. Turn on the power if you have subwoofer, and do play by the high volume as much as possible. what will happen there? Please experience it by yourself. I recorded the sound of electric guitar by 4-track. Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON : mocd - 006-9 Limited 30 4CDR / Jewel case / Out of print

Dark Side Of The Audio System
Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 11 2015

01 Loop 1 (30:00) 02 Loop 2 (30:00)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd046)
Limited 30 copies /
Recorded in summer 2015/ $9

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Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 10 2015

01 Loop 1 (30:00) 02 Loop 2 (30:00)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd028)
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Recorded in summer 2015/ $9

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Dark Side Of The Audio System - Loop Collections 9 2013

01. Loop 1 (7:37) 02. Loop 2 (7:30)  03. Loop 3 (7:47)  04. Loop 4 (7:14)
05. Loop 5 (7:12) 06. Loop 6 (7:15)  07. Loop 7 (7:27)  08. Loop 8 (7:30)

Very tender and quiet piano loop collection. Tape loop on broken recorder with hiss, wow and flutter and prepared tape. For memory of Yawata Masami.

Over the course of the last two years Analog Path has evolved into one of the more consistent CD-R labels in a format that is constantly figuring out where it stands among other musical mediums, particularly vinyl, digital, and, of course, glass mastered CDs. For its 14th release, the label looks back to its not so distant pass and calls upon Shinobu Nemoto to deliver another set of quiet, creaky loop based compositions. This time he houses it under his Dark Side of the Audio System moniker where wow and flutter become the predominate instruments after a few cycles elapse and your ears become familiar with the short piano phrases. メLoop Collections 9? isnユt linear like the メDisintegration Loopsモ and it doesnユt become more distorted and abstracted with every pass. Instead each revolution is seemingly new and unphased by what came before it, a fresh life given to downcast material. ミ Ryan Potts Experimedia

Our Kim has just walked over to me to tell me she thinks this is brilliant, メLike sad clown musicモ. She has however declined to review it so thatユs left to me.
Basically what we have here are a number of piano loops that sound like theyユre occasionally warping and melting. Nothing more, nothing less. Itユs all very simple yet effective ミ reminding Phil of something between Les Dawson and The Caretaker. Norman Records

Label : ANALOGPATH (ANALOGPATH 014)


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Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 8 2012

01 (6:54) 02 (7:47) 03 (7:03) 04 (7:50) 05 (6:50) 06 (6:40) 07 (7:44) 08 (6:54)

The sound of this album is Intensely territory-ized. When you listen to this loop, will conjure up something you want to keep stay there. It has a very soft and moist, may be dim. It also might be a big black hole to fascinated all of us. But, you may notice a slight cold air intrusion in the warm basement from this loop. Please do not miss a moment of you familiar landscape is transformed into a bizarre sight for a moment.
Live mixing with some FX to multi track tape loop and feedback device. recorded in 2012. for Yusung

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON moct-002 / Cassette tape / Limited 30./ Cover design : Takeshi Nemoto

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Dark Side Of The Audio System
Loop Collections 4-7 REMASTER (4CD Box Set)

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mocd-041-045) All photo by Brian Grainger. Remastered by Shinobu Nemoto.
Limited 20 cpies.

Disc 1 / Loop Collections 4
01 Loop 1 (22:05) 02 Loop 2 (23:39)

Disc 2 / Loop Collections 5
01 Loop 1 (21:47) 02 Loop 2 (21:45)

Disc 3 / Loop Collections 6
01 Loop 1 (21:30) 02 Loop 2 (22:03)

Disc 4 / Loop Collections 7
01 Loop 1 (29:50) 02 Loop 2 (29:52)

Dark Side Of The Audio System is a lesser-known and highly conceptual project of Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto. Nemoto, as many of you recognize, is a highly regarded name in the Install stable, and his work under this moniker is every bit as engaging and impressive to us as his works under his own name and as Summons Of Shining Ruins. Crafting emotive atmosphere from the beautifully simple repetitions of melancholic loops, Nemoto presents us with a series of aural tapestries over the course of this and three subsequent volumes of Loop Collections.

These Loops was released free in this January by INSTALL Digital Archive.

I remastered all for a fan of Dark Side Of The Audio System and set them in a 4CD BOX.
Thank you for all listeners and Brian, David!

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Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 7 2012

01 loop 1 (29:48) 02 loop 2 (29:52)

Dark Side Of The Audio System is a lesser-known and highly conceptual project of Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto. Nemoto, as many of you recognize, is a highly regarded name in the Install stable, and his work under this moniker is every bit as engaging and impressive to us as his works under his own name and as Summons Of Shining Ruins. Crafting emotive atmosphere from the beautifully simple repetitions of melancholic loops, Nemoto presents us with a series of aural tapestries over the course of this and three subsequent volumes of Loop Collections.

This is volume 7. A new full length album by Nemoto is in the works for Install - titled "Idiot" - so while our listeners wait for it, there will be a generous amount of Shinobu's work available here for free.
credits
released 01 October 2012
Written and produced by Shinobu Nemoto. Cover photo by Brian Grainger. Live mixing with some FX to tape loop and feedback device. Recorded at early spring of 2012. For Yusung.

Lavel : INSTALL Digital Archive


Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 6 2012

01 loop 1 (21:28) 02 loop 2 (22:03)

Dark Side Of The Audio System is a lesser-known and highly conceptual project of Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto. Nemoto, as many of you recognize, is a highly regarded name in the Install stable, and his work under this moniker is every bit as engaging and impressive to us as his works under his own name and as Summons Of Shining Ruins. Crafting emotive atmosphere from the beautifully simple repetitions of melancholic loops, Nemoto presents us with a series of aural tapestries over the course of this and three subsequent volumes of Loop Collections.

This is volume 6. A new full length album by Nemoto is in the works for Install - titled "Idiot" - so while our listeners wait for it, there will be a generous amount of Shinobu's work available here for free.
credits
released 01 September 2012
Written and produced by Shinobu Nemoto. Cover photo by Brian Grainger. Live mixing with some FX to tape loop and feedback device. Recorded at early spring of 2012. For Yusung.

Lavel : INSTALL Digital Archive


Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 5 2012

01 loop 1 (21:45) 02 loop 2 (21:45)

Dark Side Of The Audio System is a lesser-known and highly conceptual project of Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto. Nemoto, as many of you recognize, is a highly regarded name in the Install stable, and his work under this moniker is every bit as engaging and impressive to us as his works under his own name and as Summons Of Shining Ruins. Crafting emotive atmosphere from the beautifully simple repetitions of melancholic loops, Nemoto presents us with a series of aural tapestries over the course of this and three subsequent volumes of Loop Collections.

This is volume 5. A new full length album by Nemoto is in the works for Install - titled "Idiot" - so while our listeners wait for it, there will be a generous amount of Shinobu's work available here for free.
credits
released 14 August 2012
Written and produced by Shinobu Nemoto. Cover photo by Brian Grainger. Live mixing with some FX to tape loop and feedback device. Recorded at early spring of 2012. For Yusung.

Lavel : INSTALL Digital Archive

Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 4 2012

01 loop 1 (22:03) 02 loop 2 (23:39)

Dark Side Of The Audio System is a lesser-known and highly conceptual project of Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto. Nemoto, as many of you recognize, is a highly regarded name in the Install stable, and his work under this moniker is every bit as engaging and impressive to us as his works under his own name and as Summons Of Shining Ruins. Crafting emotive atmosphere from the beautifully simple repetitions of melancholic loops, Nemoto presents us with a series of aural tapestries over the course of this and three subsequent volumes of Loop Collections.
This is volume 4, following the first three Loop Collections which Nemoto released independently at his ever-fascinating Moufu-Rokuon imprint. Volumes 5, 6 and 7 will be released over the 2012 summer season, and will bridge the gap between volume 3 and volume 8, which has recently seen a cassette release at Moufu-Rokuon. A new full length album by Nemoto is in the works for Install - titled "Idiot" - so while our listeners wait for it, there will be a generous amount of Shinobu's work available here for free.
live mixing with some FX to tape loop and feedback device. recorded in 2012. for Yusung

Lavel : INSTALL Digital Archive

Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 3 2008

01 loop 1 (7:13) 02 loop 2 (6:45) 03 loop 3 (7:19) 04 loop 4 (7:06) 05 loop 5 (6:23) 06 loop 6 (6:51) 07 loop 7 (6:24) 08 loop 8 (6:57)

Loop Collections 3 is the record ran tow loops at the same time. I did live mixing of sounds of tow loops. These are eerie loops. And, differentiation does loops to two reel to reel.
Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd - 011 Limited 50 CDR / Jewel case


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Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 2 2008 Out of print

01 loop 1(7:12) 02 loop 2 (7:12) 03 loop 3 (7:12) 04 loop 4 (7:12) 05 loop 5 (7:12) 06 loop 6 (7:12) 07 loop 7 (7:12) 08 loop 8 (7:12)

The second loop collections of - dark side of the audio system - . He began various experiments by using SONY TC 357 reel to reel. This recorder is very old ( It was made at the early 1970, its really tattered machine ). And, it is a hotbed of electric glitch and physical glitch. The sound of this recorder very from far away and the glitch occurs by close at hand. He was possessed by this fascinating ambivalent. And, the improvisation of the piano was recorded with this reel to reel. Afterwards, dozens of loops were made based on it. He got a lot of discoveries by this process. This experiment of - dark side of the audio system - will continue.
MOUFU-ROKUON

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd - 004 Limited 50 CDR / Jewel case Cover photo : Jaime Mtzz

Dark Side of The Audio System - loop collections 1 2008 Out of print

01 loop 1 (7:16) 02 loop 2 (7:16) 03 loop 3 (7:16) 04 loop 4 (7:16) 05 loop 5 (7:16) 06 loop 6 (7:16) 07 loop 7 (7:16) 08 loop 8 (7:16)

I use the broken recorder and I like dismantling a machine. The inside of an old recorder is a architecture-like. I become a dwarf and search for the inside. The scenery is barbarous, but comfortable and I am ecstasy for a noise to sound from the various places. I did not record music with this broken recorder. This CD is a work that amplifies the sound of a broken recorder and the loop running with feeding back. I did not think wanted to add something a musical element there. There was already all there. I was fascinating by barbarous scenery and sound there. In a sense this is field recording.
Shinobu Nemoto
He was interested in the dark side of audio and the movement of a machine broken than the machine which worked normally. The situation that control is impossible, or the movement that is impossible of a prediction and outside of the program. How is the energy of the exercise saved? A certain structure and the surplus. He was excited whenever he came across it.The broken machine is new type of life, and the sound is seeding. MOUFU-ROKUON

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd - 003 Limited 50 CDR / Jewel case / Out of print
Colllaborations
sandspace & shinobu nemoto - S/T 2016 Free

For more info and sound clip is HERE.

Label :MOUFUROKUON (mod003)
VICTOR YIBRIL & SHINOBU NEMOTO - S/T 2014

01 Rising (07:33) 02 Separate Piece (03:35) 03 Pista bioloop2 / A2 audio tono / Fondo zumbido coltraine / Dog cap and coffe (19:15)

Label :No label, no cat. number. Recorded in winter 2014.
dispersive light/Summons of Shinig Ruins - S/T (split) 2012

dispersive light
01 Head of a Bull (6:02) 02 Garden of Dreams (6:54) 03 We Weed Stars Gasp (8:16) 04 Phantoms (6:09) 05 Phosphorescent World (6:20)
Summons of Shining Ruins
01 quae lucis miseris tam dira cupido? (6:05) 02 Fit via vi (6:11) 03 Elapsam semel occasionem non ipse potest Juppiter reprehendere (10:27) 04 Non solum fortuna ipsa est caeca sed etiam eos caecos facit quos semper adjuva (7:31) 05 quare, dum licet, inter nos laetemur amantes: non satis est ullo tempore longus amor (8:37)

This is a split album by Summons of Shining Ruins (Shinobu Nemoto) and dispersive light (Arthur Mogilevsky). We focused on a human dark side by this album.
Shinobu Nemoto
Ukrainian project Dispersive Light, which occupies the first side of the split, the past five years has been producing the severity of drone, compared with which the work themselves Sunn O))) will seem a selection of children's lullabies. These "Anonymus" (the names of the participants of the project are unknown to ordinary mortals) offer you the five compositions, consisting of the dark ambient drone drone bass guitar origin, generously seasoned with reverb. For six to eight minutes of playing these songs (this duration, by the way, by the standards of the genre is pop) does not occur almost nothing: just a loop-like repetitive surge of boat waves gently vibrating bass drone, sometimes with the accompaniment of the "beyond" vocalization. Forget about the development of the composition: the minimalism, the music is not for the faint of heart. Did the Ukrainians to create a fundamentally important for the genre an immersive? Perhaps, yes.
The second party is split works under the guise of Summons Of Shining Ruins, but his real name is not secret: a Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto. At his side is the length of tracks ranging from six to sixteen minutes, and they sound more pleasant to the ear than the things Dispersive Light. Drone now guitar origin, notably the presence of noise and even the glitch. The last thing on the disc compared to everything that sounded to her seems downright pop hit. It's too harsh minimalism, but a no development that is still present. The mood somewhat more relaxed than the Ukrainians, less dark and more contemplative. Immersive present but to a lesser extent.
What can be said about this disc as a whole? First, those who are not seriously interested in drones, there is nothing to catch: in such deaf musical jungle few climbs. Second, one has only to listen to the disc in the appropriate setting: it is unlikely you would ever think to delve into it, sipping a cocktail on the beach - for the correct perception of the desired total darkness and lack of extraneous sounds, or music, at best, will turn into the background (which anything but unobtrusive), and at worst will corny annoying. Thirdly, it is hardly this release will often stay in your player. But if intermittent nighttime listening extreme drone - that is what you need, then this split is worth paying attention to.
Leonid Kravchenko

Label: A5 Production AP 010/CD/6page booklet/Limited 500 / I have only 30 copies. $10

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VCV & SHINOBU NEMOTO - JOVIAN CLOUDS 2011 Out of print

01 CLOUD ONE (7:04) 02 CLOUD TWO (7:22) 03 CLOUD THREE (7:22) 04 CLOUD FOUR (7:15) 05 CLOUD FIVE (6:54) 06 CLOUD SIX (10:08)

From the blackest depths of silent space, waking from a hibernation that's lasted eons, VCV steadily descend toward our galaxy, observing it as a somber spiral isolated in the middle of nothing and more nothing. Upon entering the solar system, a signal is received from Earth. Japan, to be precise. A young man named Shinobu Nemoto is jamming experimental frequencies on several dozen pieces of audio equipment in his backyard. VCV read his signals, wait, and understand. The two entities converse and agree to meet, where else but the harsh climate of Jupiter, to combine their abilities and create a message for mankind. Long hot hours are spent in atmo-suits, combining modified audio frequencies with caustic chemicals found naturally in the Jovian habitat, and etching the results into exactly one-hundred black discs with ultraviolet light. The visitors depart, their mission complete. There are no goodbyes, only quiet, patient understanding. Their languages are very different and very unimportant, but the message has been created in a new tongue. What does it mean? You might never know.
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I'm sure not many folks here know about my drone band with David Tagg, but we've been a band since 2006 and this is both our sixth album and our first on vinyl. Gigantic walls of guitar meshing with piano/tape loops/guitars by Shinobu Nemoto, Japanese music god (also known as Summons Of Shining Ruins). Brought to you by INSTALL, the New York label run by Mr. Tagg and myself, which brought you other massive releases such as The Caretaker's "Persistent Repetition Of Phrases", Peter Wright's "Snow Blind" and Aidan Baker's "Dry".
Milieu
Please allow me to direct your attention to the press release of this item, a delightfully insane piece of fantasist sci-fi which, in a nutshell, explains that this is a collaboration between man and extra-terrestrial and was recorded on Jupiter. I think it's trying to say there's only 100 of them, too, but I'm not sure. That seems remarkably few considering the quality that's on offer here. The screenprinted covers are pretty cool, too. Nice thick ink and a bold design. As for the wax...basically we've got some lush and warm drones. It's pretty minimal and cosmic...starts out with washes of static before twinkling synths get thrown into the mix and it's totally absorbing and relaxing. Then there's a track which opens with quite an industrial sounding metallic throb over which some smooth and tasty synth top end playfully drifts overhead. Gradually the jarring background noise softens into an incredible soft but glassy high pitched drone. The tones here are soooo niiiiice. It never gets dull and it's never hard to listen to. If you're into the more relaxing side of Bee Mask's stuff, this is another record that scratches that same kind of itch for me. Drone/kosmische fans look no further.
Norman Records

Label : INSTALL INSTLP02 / Vinyl


WOOD LAND & SHINOBU NEMOTO - Prophetic Dream Stage 2011 Out of print

01 Man's Manipulation (3:17) 02 Great Halls Of Terror (4:00) 03 The Mistress Of Sorceries (5:00) 04 Internal Brothel Beating (Call Me Superman) (2:34) 05 David & Goliath (Feat. Brian Grainger) (4:08) 06 Socially Sanctioned Orgy (On Electric Drugs) (5:25) 07 Picking Up Her Tail (5:11) 08 Healing For Elizabeth's Cancer (11:45) 09 Good Night Confusion (Feat. PAN) (5:36)

This album is "WOODLAND"(WOODLAND has released three albums from INSTALL. ) and my collaboration. We reached the release of this album at last getting over some twist and turn, built the wall of the noise and the beat with a tape machine. This music is noisy. but it has awesome energy, the negative energy that seems to really choking. "WOODLAND" was said to me. "I do not want to release this album, it's revolts the listener and deprives them of happiness." However, I do not think so, this album has a very powerful and considerably lovely smile. It looks like the process to which an uncertain life grows up. It is going to escape from rule of the darkness desperately. And this story continues now. Anyway, we cannot stop here. And, Brian Grainger and PAN also participate in this album. Thank you.
Shinobu Nemoto
Prophetic Dream Stage," a collaboration with WOOD-LAND, was released by moufu-rokuon. Regrettably, the planned release on Attack9 was canceled, so "Prophetic Dream Stage" was released from moufu-rokuon. The contents are dark. There was a limit to the number of songs because Attack9 was an LP release. However, the moufu-rokuon release is a CD version of the nine songs. Why was the Attack9 release canceled? While recording this album, our collaborators WOOD-LAND were sick to death with personal problems. Just before the release of this album, he said, "I have cursed all the people in making this album. Now I have escaped from such resentment. This album will make listeners unhappy... Please destroy it." I did not agree to this course. It was supposed to be, and is released from moufu-rokuon. This album is great. Where else have you heard this kind of sound?
Patrick Spatz

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON : mocd-038 Limited 50 / Out of print / Dedicate to Patrick Spatz.

DANIELLE & SHINOBU 'S LABORATORY - An Extra Terrestrial Tourist's Guide To Earth 2009 Out of print

01 Crayon Roar (8:11) 02 boiling point hypnosis (5:23) 03 beet sandwhich (5:55) 04 preschool for dollar bills (7:42) 05 hate love and serendipity (4:30) 06 wish wasi (3:21) 07 clock talk (3:19) 08 a butterflydrinking tea (7:30) 09 exfoliating bumble bee (3:01)

This record is collaboration of Danielle Demos (owl dreams) and Shinobu Nemoto (Summons of Shining Ruins).
The Terrestrial Tourist is a sonic journey from the perspective of the alien visitor, coming down to Earth. The alien has no preconceived notions of the way things are but the sheer reaction of everything being unfiltered and foreign and new.  Planting its energy in this foreign land it can perceive with out categories, labels and stereotypes. It gets confused at times from the overwhelming amount of incomprehensible stimuli. It sees our way of life here and our lust for money and ravishing greed. It hears and breathes in the dissonance from all corners of the planet. The confusion the hurts. The pluses and minuses. Time is the unsolidified master of all of this as it whittles everything away to the point of death, breaking room for new life, new frontiers, new ideas. Humans are mysterious creatures that want nothing more then love deep down yet spread so much hate, cruelty and desperately strive to one up each other. Danielle Demos
We were aliens, lived in your backyard. We may still live in there. You should check out there. Shinobu Nmoto


Label : MOUFU-ROKUON : mocd-014 Limited 50 / Cover art : Danielle Demos

Brian Grainger & Shinobu Nemoto 2008 Out of print

01 Arihagne (7:11) 02 Night Shards (8:34) 03 Lethe (8:47) 04 Smoke (8:11) 05 Red Sun (5:43) 06 Hanging Garden (7:35) 07 Sirenes (7:39) 08 Sleeping Village (6:19)

A new collaborative record with Shinobu Nemoto (also known as Summons Of Shining Ruins) that was principally conceived and recorded from Spring to Fall 2008. I've been a longtime admirer of Shinobu's work (and his expansive studio) and this album is really something special to me because of it. Outside of my work with David Tagg in VCV, I haven't really "clicked" with another guitarist THIS well, until now. Musically it has to be one of the saddest, most achingly beautiful guitar albums I've ever heard...but it isn't just limited to guitars either; Shinobu plays piano on a track, and I played organ and bass in addition to my guitar parts. It isn't really that far off from something like "Of The Apple" as far as sad melodies and textural overload goes, and it's also close to things like the first two VCV records or "Porous Variations" in parts where the drone overtakes everything. Thanks to Shinobu's inimitable style that really shines through the fog here making this one of my favorite releases of the year, without a doubt.
Brian Grainger
This record is collaboration by Brian Grainger (Milieu) and Shinobu Nemoto (Summon of Shining Ruins). My guitar sounds and "Brian Tone" fused very well. When we lived in the same town, we would surely form a band. We do anything only with the guitar. And, Cho Cho gave the chance to make us this record. (Cho Cho is a cat living with Brian, we were going to record it for our pets at first. Thank you Cho Cho!!). I talk about nothing else. Music talks all. Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON : mocd-013 Limited 25 CDR / Jewel case Cover design : Brian Grainge / Out of print

JASON / SHINOBU - DISPEL SPACE - TIME LUST 2008 Out of print

01 His head had beams like star beams (8:40) 02 Headless (7:28) 03 Dimensions of height are mind seduction (6:34) 04 UFO or DIE (5:53) 05 DISPEL SPACE-TIME LUST (6:12) 06 The ax is sharpened and makes a needle (5:48) 07 Blood Will Sing (5:23) 08 Purple Boots (6:32) 09 still early though late (6:18) 10 Indicates, not looking for (5:21)

"The music of Jason & Shinobu is like a heavy green atomic cloud filled with howling spectres. A great ball of flames rises from the abandoned lakeand electrifies the clouds."
Jason Adams
This record is collaboration of Jason Adams (HEPTANGULAR) and Shinobu Nemoto (Summons of Shining Ruins). We met on the Internet accidentally. There was a common point in the music we created. We had a psychedelic, raw and organic sound, noisy and obscurity. We began collaboration at the next day. We played a guitar and scattered a noise. The words were unnecessary for our collaboration.
Shinobu Nemoto
Unholy decibel levels: DISPEL SPACE-TIME LUST by the collaborative duo of Jason Adams (Heptangular, Wordsalad) and Shinobu Nemoto (Summons Of Shining Ruins). Both heavy and heartbreaking, Dispel showcases the strengths of both artists in a powerful way...sad, violin-like swells of guitar give way to mangled and desolate atmospherics, while on other tracks we seem to be locked inside an aural prison of blackness, smog and the scent of burnt hair. The recording itself also seems to have been significantly damaged, with crusts of tape noise and warping throughout, giving us the feeling that Jason and Shinobu consecrated the master tapes in a fiery ritual inside a cave on Mars. Fans of both Shinobu's work as Summons as well as Jason's work as Heptangular (see below) would likely find this album to be an essential body of work, and one worth hearing for anyone who loves massive onslaughts of guitars writhing in and out of a bleak universe, conjured by two very seasoned mages.
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Another week, another fine drone/ambient release, this one is from Jason and Shinobu through the mercurial Install. Slow waves of evocative drifting textures are randomly assaulted by sinister outbursts of grizzled fuzz, creeping up the sides of the stately walls like curious splashes of acid whilst someone in the distance metrononically taps a length of piping in an echo chamber. Further investigation reveals a CD that is quite bleak & industrial, kinda post apocalyptic. The sounds on 'Headless', for instance, seem corroded, decaying, creaking, rusting yet incredibly thought provoking, later I hear skeletal feedbacking tones and the disembodied fuzz of some malfunctioning transmitter, that electroid chirruping I love so much with plenty of cool industrial clanking & scraping from a way away - all this I find both strangely comforting & peacful! I think the appeal of this release is the sound displacement, noise & sound detritus seemingly coming from various distances, through walls and floors, other dimensions. A really absorbing release from a top quality stable.
NORMAN RECORDS

Label : INSTALL Cover design : J Adams


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sans titre, 2014


this is a taalem digital release - almp3.5 - february 2015

the tradition was re-enabled last year with "sans titre, 2013" (still available at taalem.bandcamp.com/album/sans-titre-2013 ), here's the new annual pay-what-you-want taalem digital compilation "sans titre, 2014" gathering exclusive tracks by the artists who had a release in 2014 on taalem.

Summons of Shining Ruins - au pied du mont sainte-victoire. ou aqueduc, folt de pins, quarry (28:58)

released 09 February 2015 photography by delphine ancelle-b. mastered bu julien cornu-kuoch
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Ambient Sleeping Pill Compilation 3 2014

Compilation & final mastering by Andrew J Klimek
Photography by David Leavitt

Released 05 April 2014
Label : Stereoscenic Records [SCENE-7]
Tone Harvest V . A. Vol #1 2014

Compilation mastering by Andrew J Klimek
Compiled by Bryan Hilyard & Andrew J Klimek
Cover Design & Photo by Bryan Hilyard


Released 17 March 2014
Label : Stereoscenic Records [SCENE-4]
Phinery Compilation # 1

This album contains songs of Summons.

Very proud to present the first release on Phinery-Tapes: A free digital compilation. 16 outstanding tracks by artists from all over the world. Stay tuned - most of these artists will release albums or split releases on Phinery-Tapes in the future.

Open your ears - listen closely. All of these artists have one thing in common: they demand their listeners attention.

A big thank you to all the contributors, and to Johannes Rodenacker for the stunning artwork.
www.johannes-rodenacker.de
Review from weedtemple.net: weedtemple.net/post/78580911127/various-artists-phinery-compilation-1
escala 2.3 - volume 2.3.3 snow 2012

1. Insula - Y segui una estrella... (07:05) 2.Talvihorros - Otolith (02:05) 3. MaCu - Air (06:46) 4. Offthesky & Radere - Minor Abridged-2011 (08:09) 5. Nicholas Szczepanik - Scintilla (04:25) 6. Segue - Shimmer (07:42) 7. Thisquietarmy - Fog Horn Ocean (05:00) 8. Tanner Menard - The Tempo Only Drags in Resistance to Gravity (03:40) 9. Summons of Shining Ruins - AI N-K (06:47) 10. Konntinent - Victoria (06:52) 11. noi - An Island Called (05:54) 12. Leonardo Rosado - Sharp Knives Eyes (06:18) 13. Bunk Data - Hunt Seat (05:28) 14. Nigul - Cendra (04:54) 15. porzellan - vienna (07:07)

Lavel : escala
Jannick Schou - Against a Backdrop of Blue Hills, They Were as Beautiful as a Lullaby 2010 Out of print

"Against a Backdrop of Blue Hills..." was self released by Jannick Schou (aka cylon) early March 2010 as a download only collection of "tape-drone-tracks" that he had been building up. Upon my first initial listen I felt it needed to be released physically to the world. So here I present it to you completely re-edited and remastered by Jannick and packaged in a sublime letter pressed arigato pak. First 100 copies include a bonus CDr of remixes of Jannick's works. (this bonus disc was originally intended as a download, but it seemed to make more sense for it to be a bonus disc) "Blue Hills" is a fantastic collection of drone works made via tape loops between 2008 and 2010. The textures created here are gloriously transcendental; with a huge depth of detail and melody. Perfect winter headphone music, these tracks create rooms filled with delicate imagery and emotions. Once again, Jannicks work has left me a little lost for words, but this I think just goes to show how affecting Jannicks work is.

Label : dead pilot records dprcd04
BRIAN GRAINGER - ONE BLEAK TRY 2010

Another fruit from the Install family tree has ripened for the picking, and that is ONE BLEAK TRY. The new album by BRIAN GRAINGER, featuring guest collaborations by Install alumni David Tagg, Peter Wright, Shinobu Nemoto, Acreil, Jason Adams and Millipede. A mammoth set of six songs about failure, recorded in a violent effort to break down the walls of some severe writer's block Brian was experiencing in the early 2010 year. Make no mistake, OBT is quite possibly the heaviest, angriest music Brian has ever released. Considering the source of the material, the collaborators make OBT a surprisingly varied album, and one not to be missed for longtime fans of the Install repertoire.
INSTALL
And so when it is that you are sat in the shambled edifice of your own devising Laying inert and defeated amid your sallow thighs your flaccid scepter And the excrement your fundament has loosed gone petrified about your shivering buttocks The stench of putrescence boiling aloft to nostrils ruined and grown with wires With your final energies running forth from your tongue in beads of slime Raise up and go, be hauled erect upon frayed bones to crawl over cold earth And through zones of desolation where the stillness is yet colder To that sweet wellspring of your youth thought to forever trickle and gush With waters giving, forming, birthing and forced upon your crown Those signals emerged from out the boundless void in the maw of infinity Within the dry creekbed are the bones of foxes, possums, mongrels And the spring is cracked and crumbling, a gaped sphincter coughing dust Into it you'd bleed every sanguine drop and spray the silver worms of your inspiration To coax from the sapient and silent stone the crawling things of the earth To bring forth those dragonflies to copulate in your earholes And when you found that singing yonic portal in the emptiness and you sang to it Conjured from its vapors those voices, those forms Abyssal and Holy alike Of a piece to the object, the planetary body waxing hot with spark and vitality The dream fed with cool waters and warm blood, fresh as spring blossoms New as the fontanel of infants, as their gaze so pure to behold the doings of madness And you could open yourself to visions immense and atomic Drink of these waters, harvest those chemicals needed to condense right forms Synapses engorged and turgid with the spirit and you sing unto the mysteries And you pray unto them that shall never banish you, never quit you And when the going of time quickens and quicken it will to ends beyond your reckoning And these entities forced into being by your hand are fled from sight or sound You will make a final sortie to the aborted light beyond the walls of mist One last bleak try to soar to seethe to pulse to know and evacuate and to penetrate Wake you upon the heath where winds of ash and lime blow hollow Here it is you will seek to contrive towers and citadels of stone and to put fires in their zeniths And in the bowels of their foundations will you adorn galleries to old dreams Tell the milling herds to hearken, to bear witness to the humours you've decocted Until the fabric of these creations does melt into so much mucilage And those larval apes come swarming as gnats to howl and mock and fling their dung Alone with the dark and the grinding bones of the earth and those phantasms: Titan, ophidian, noctambulist, satyr, barghest, wraith, hag, gorgon, mollusk, megachasma Dread, dread and deeper dread, the suck of the unseen maelstrom at your hide Carbuncles drained into the cauldron to divine resting souls caged in the vortex Go you receding into depths of rock and earth as a worm to smolder in decay
Jason Adams

Label : INSTALL INST014


Josef [K]
Josef [K] - KARAKARA-GARAGARA 2006

01 be head 02 karakara_garagara 03 RXA 04 world is complete 05 air_bondai 06 god. rid 07 NHK Archives 08 P.B.R. 09 illuminated china 10 july 7 11howling

This is the second record of - Josef [K] - Its called KARAKARA - GARAGARA. What is the krkarakara_garagara? It is secret. Because it is a code. "karakara_garagara" is nostalgia, and Seed, Surprise, Epic, Throb feeling, Possibility, Hand of saving, Despair, Blink of star and It is a new start during a day. It is self-dismantled in a determinate outline. We will say, "karakara_garagara" instead of 'Good morning". Only "There are three tomatoes on the table, and surprise that I am ahead of that" this is "karakara_garagara". This is music of hope. Please shuffle it and enjoy. MOUFU-ROKUON
We drank only spirits. Therefore previous work "SPIRYTUS" was a watery sound. However, the sound of this "KARAKARA - GARAGARA"is dry. This album is our dead body. Our spirit disappeared. We were cremated. We who became smokes from the chimney rose and it was scattered in whole town. However, it is harmless lethal ash. We experimentally used various methods for this album. Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd - 002 / Out of print
Josef [K] - SPIRYTUS 2005

01 introduction 02 spirytus 03 1982 04 second nation 05 stone 06 far east empire factory 07 fourth eyese 08 sunshine 09 lawrence of arabia 10 dubthree 11 puluppu

This is the first record of - Josef [K] - Its called SPIRYTUS. Josef [K] started as a punk band of the three-piece. They stayed in the home, and started recording afterwards. They succeeded in packing this record with all of their spirit. They did not adopt unity bythe structure and tone with this album. It is intentional. They were suicide persons for drunkenness and only recording was the help. This work searched for new order and the possibility of the houserecording. This is an experimental work. Please shuffle it and enjoy.!
MOUFU-ROKUON
There is the standard that a work is formed as music, It is one unwritten law. At first we doubted the standard. Because the standard is worthless.Do not want to persist in a trifling style. We hate predetermined harmony, generalized standard and we respect an experiment than the experience. In that sense, this album is experimental and methodical. The Integration feeling of one album is a problem of the recognition of the listener. It happens in listener's mind through the sense organ. Stop persisting in a dull style. Feel most more freely and the music is creation. Shinobu Nemoto

Label : MOUFU-ROKUON mocd - 001 / Out of print


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