Monday, October 22, 2007

Willits + Sakamoto - Ocean Fire

from Commmons website:

Christopher Willits and Ryuichi Sakamoto's new release, "Ocean Fire", is a sublime soundtrack for the ocean.
It is an intense and stirring wash of cascading tones and textured harmony. Willits + Sakamoto surprise with rare form in this collaboration, creating a sound world unlike anything they have produced previously.
Each artist has gently pulled the other into new sonic territory. Sakamoto's gorgeous processed piano sound reflects beautiful shimmering clusters of notes, a new aspect of Willits' pioneering guitar/computer approach. Together, their sounds merge effortlessly, creating seamless swells of gigantic melodic waves.
"Ocean Fire" was recorded live at Sakamoto's studio in NYC in spring 2006. The improvisations found their final form through some further editing in the months to come, and final mastering by Clayx in Berlin. We hear the artists exploring their relationship to each other, new sounds, and the ocean's boundless force and importance. This release is dedicated to the healing and restoration of our fragile oceans. Artwork by Taylor Deupree.

Label: Commmons/Avex
Cat. #: RZCM-45672
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

01 - Toward Water (8:11)
02 - Umi (2:56)
03 - Sea Plains (9:03)
04 - Sentience (8:17)
05 - Chi-Yu (8:29)
06 - Cold Heat (7:46)
07 - Ocean Sky Remains (11:20)

Christopher Willits
Ryuichi Sakamoto

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