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insect apocalypse

by dave phillips & hiroshi hasegawa

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An event at Tokyo's Antiknock venue with Incapacitants, Masonna, C.C.C.C. and Schimpfluch Gruppe in 1997 marks the beginning of Hiroshi's and Dave's friendship. Geographical distance allowed for few connections over time but when they happened they were profound. In 2012 the Swiss LUFF festival initiated a Japanese festival edition and it asked for Swiss-Japanese collaborations. Hiroshi and Dave re-connected, first at a studio in Koenji, then live at the LUFF event in Tokyo. The resulting recordings were analyzed, processed and expanded - culminating in "Insect Apocalypse".


released April 13, 2015

Hiroshi Hasegawa - machines
Dave Phillips - field recordings

Recorded at Afterbeat Studio, Tokyo, 26 April 2012 and at 'LUFF Japan' festival at Superdeluxe, Tokyo, 29 April 2012.
Additional material recorded by Hiroshi Hasegawa in Tokyo, July 2013.
Additional material recorded by Dave Phillips in Vietnam, Ecuador, Thailand and Indonesia between 2001 and 2011.
Edited by dp in Zürich, December 2013 - February 2014.
Mastered by Riccardo Mazza.
Artwork by Shizuo Uchida based on photos by Dave phillips (insects) and Hiroshi Hasegawa (machines).
Released on CD by Monotype Records, Warsaw.
Thank You: Thibault Walter and all who made LUFF Japan happen, Stephane Perrin, Miou Peluche, Hirano Dotsmark, Abisyeikah.


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dave phillips Zürich, Switzerland

sound as communication in direct and primal form, a language, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, a consciousness. works that oppose the omnipresent restriction and reduction of life, to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden under the debris of civilisation.
ritual protest music, to curse homo sapiens out of its infancy.
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