901 Editions is proud to announce the latest release by Japan’s Minamo, the duo formed by Tetsuro Yasunaga and Keiichi Sugimoto. Superscience follows their recent collaboration with Moskitoo Superstition, released by 12k in April, 2020.
The work was recorded at Ochiai Soup in Tokyo on May 11th of 2019 as part of the label’s showcase 9+1=0. This live format, which embodies the notion of imperfection, irony riddled in its name, has been presented in Rome, Milan, and London. These showcases combine the participation of artists from past 901 Edition releases alongside new artists who may not have a direct connection with the label but have inspired its research over the years.
The title of the album conceptually alludes to a living organism constantly mutating, formed by outstandingly peaceful harmonies and digital hums. Guitar textures and microsounds continuously merge, interacting and unravelling with one another. Alike their previous albums, Superscience blurs the line between live performance and studio practice, deploying sounds surgically crafted with the naturalness of the present moment of which Minamo are among the finest leading figures.
In 1999, the electro-acoustic group Minamo was formed by Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga. In 2000, minamo’s self-released CD-R “wakka” was reissued by the New York label Quakebasket. This release was selected by Matmos as one of best sounds in 2001 in The Wire magazine. In 2001 two new members joined, Yuiichiro Iwashita (guitar) and Namiko Sasamoto (sax, organ), to make the band a quartet. In 2002, first CD album “.kgs” has released by the Tokyo label 360 records.
Having performed as the opening act for several groups, including; Microstoria, Simon Fisher Turner, Vert, Oren Ambarchi, Yoshihide Otomo, On Filmore, Tim Barnes, I-Sound, Ikue Mori, Josh Abrams, Michael Schumacher, Incapacitants, Aki Onda, Masakatsu Takagi, Ogurusu Norihide, Michael Prime, Jonathan Coleclough, oblaat, HIM, BusRatch, Def Harmonics, Aero and more.