High energy dose from truly singular Japanese producer 食品まつり a.k.a foodman a.k.a Takahide Higuchi. Whilst drawing from juke, house, techno and elements of ambient and pop, Foodman only sounds like himself. Silence and sine waves feature as much as live drum work and his unhinged, beatless moments feel techinically radical but always joyous. For an encore, Bo Ningan's Taigen Kwabe got up on the table for a nutty vocal freestyle. Japan's underground continues to move in its own ways.
Foodman - electronics, sampler
Taigen Kawabe - vocals
Recorded live at Cafe OTO by Shaun Crook on Wednesday 19th October 2016. Mixed by Abby Thomas. Mastered by James Dunn.
Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC
1. 19.10.16 - 31:41
2. 19.10.16 Encore - 6:53
食品まつり a.k.a foodman a.k.a Takahide Higuci is an electronic music producer and visual artist based in Tokyo. His renaissance-like take on and knowledge of music is probably the most positively disconcerting trait of his work. He actively deals with several types of song forms, techno, house, pop, raw electronic percussion, concretism, footwork, ambient, with an incredibly creative, musical and wild take on melody, harmony, timbre and syncopation. Having said that, his work is not about variety as fetish or gratuitous imposition, but a profoundly cultured, intuitive and open take on the possibilities of all vocabularies that he observes and masters and deals with with precision. This tour is part of foodman’s first visit to perform in Europe. He has released work on numerous labels, namely Digitalis, Noumenal Loom, Patient Sounds Intl., Good Enuff in US and Dubliminal Bounce, Бh○§†, Sound Of Romances, Melting Bot or Orange Milk, which has just released his acclaimed ‘Ez Minzoku’ album.