Music Reviews

Takagi Masakatsu

Pia

Carpark

Since multimedia plays such an important role in modern art and music, it is rather befitting that an artist like Masakatsu would create a hybrid from these two forays. Imagine abstract geometric patterns swirling and morphing within a child•s television program, creating something both hallucinatory and naïve all at once. Like countryman Nobakazu Takemura, Takagi immerses himself within the outer perimeters of contemporary electronics, opting to steal distant fabrics of sound in the air than go for the straight beat jugular. Like a documentary of reality in fast-motion, slowly swelling and then unraveling, Masakatsu•s ambient noise is something as confounding as it is wondrous. This is cutting-edge video relinquished to sound, art for audiophiles and something that many might not grasp at initial listen. So let me be the first to welcome you to the 21st century.

Carpark Records, PO Box 20368, New York, NY 10009; http://www.carparkrecords.com


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