Takuji Naka & Tim Olive – Minouragetake

Olive and Naka's collaboration pairs two musicians working with lo-/mid-fi sonics and modified/self-made instruments. Through extensive recording and touring, the duo has honed a patient aesthetic, allowing each other's sounds to unfold with minimal, sure-footed interactions, akin to moving along a path up the mountain for which this release is titled. Naka's sources here consist mainly of "long loops of sagging/distressed cassette tape winding into and out of similarly distressed portable tape players, with real-time analog processing." Olive uses magnetic pickups and analog electronics. This leads to sounds of uncertain provenance, playfully emerging from a thick analog haze, building toward surprising, subtle crescendos. This is work that results from, and produces, an active semblance of stillness.


Takuji Naka / tapes, electronics
Tim Olive / magnetic pickups, electronics
Recorded in Kyoto, Japan, 2019

Mastered by Branic Howard, Portland OR

Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery

Available as 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC   


1. Untitled A1 - 04:56
2. Untitled A2 - 09:10
3. Untitled A3 - 07:50
4. Untitled A4 - 07:45
5. Untitled B1 - 14:18
6. Untitled B2 - 07:24
7. Untitled B3 - 06:41