"In May 2017 I went on a madly anticipated trip to Japan. Being an anime and manga nerd for years and a big fan of the Japanese kitchen, it truly was a dream come true. I played 12 shows there as red brut in about three weeks, with spare time in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa and even the sunny beaches of Okinawa. It was one of the best travels I ever did and upon arrival back home I immediately knew I wanted to go back as fast as possible. Then of course life got in the way, but when I finished the material for my second lp in december 2019 I knew the time had come to start planning my return to Japan. My second record is scheduled for July 3rd on Ikuisuus and Lal Lal Lal and the idea was to tour Japan in October. Then in March 2020 just as I was writing my first e-mails to my friends in Japan covid-19 struck the world and after some weeks of fearing and not knowing what to do I decided to postpone the tour to yet unknown dates somewhere in 2021 or 2022.
When I made this decision my partner Michiel (also part of Goldblum and Sweat Tongue) started digging through the live recordings of my performances he made during the tour 2017 tour in Japan. We never listened back to these recordings. actually, I never listen back to these kind of live recordings and even while working on my albums I find it a struggle to listen back to the recordings I made myself in my homestudio. Michiel is better at this and he found beautiful passages tucked away in these live sets. during that tour I was working with the material that ended up on my first record, the one that came out on Kraak in 2018, and I was still figuring out different combinations of tapes, sound-wise energy-wise, sometimes with good, sometimes with bad results. “Not live in Japan" is a montage Michiel created out of live recordings made in Nagoya, Matsumoto, Oita and Kanazawa. It's not a live registration, but a new entity, a distorted memory if you will, but also a gaze into the future, in anticipation of my return to my beloved Japan."
- Red Brut
Cover design and mastered by Oliver Barrett.
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1. Not Live In Japan - 19:05
Red Brut is the moniker of Marijn Verbiesen (part of Sweat Tongue and JSCA). As Red Brut she is isolated, displaying a highly talented ear for day-to-day sounds, musique concréte composition and spontaneous sound collage.