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Akiyama, Field, Vidic – Interpersonal Subjectivities

"The trio of guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, saxophonist Gregor Vidic, and drummer Nicolas Field introduces Akiyama to Vidic and Field's standing duo. The result is a magnificent set of exploratory improvisation. Vidic and Field's playing has a rich, textural quality, developed through their use of timbre and dynamics. In this way, Akiyama's multiphonic approach to guitar, and his innovative use of effects, offset's Vidic brilliantly. Over the course of 45 minutes, Akiyama, Vidic, and Field generate a nervy tension, walking razor thin lines, such as the ones threaded through the middle of "Inner Circle." In keeping with the overall Astral Spirits aesthetic, and as a capstone to their anniversary year, the trio's music is at times stateless, at other times murky and brooding, and yet it's always highly engaging, rich and thrilling." - Lee Rice Epstein, The Free Jazz Collective

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Tetuzi Akiyama / electric guitar

Nicolas Field / drums & percussion

Gregor Vidic / tenor saxophone

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Recorded at Gok Sound, Tokyo, July 19, 2017 by Yoshiaki Kondo. Mixed at Konnekt SoundLab by Nicolas Field. Mastered by Mikey Young. Thanks to Rhizome DC for hosting that great Astral Spirits event, Nate and all involved.

Available as a 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC download

Tracklisting:

1. Wandering 17:31
2. Synchronous Ancestor 08:59
3. Inner Circle 18:48