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Recording location: 
GOK Sound, Tokyo
Recording date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Artwork design: 
Lasse Marhaug
Mixing engineer: 
Lasse Marhaug
Lasse Marhaug
Recording engineer: 
Yoshiaki Kondo
  • 1. The Lightship (16:31)
  • 2. Angular Mass (11:18)
  • 3. Spotlight Devil (07:51)
  • 4. The Rasp (08:32)
  • 5. Pungent Poetry (19:47)

Michiyo Yagi - electric 21-string koto and 17-string bass koto
Lasse Marhaug - electronics and objects
Paal Nilssen-Love - drums and percussion

Koto virtuoso Michiyo Yagi joins the longstanding Norwegian duo of drummer Paal-Nilssen-Love and electronics wizard Lasse Marhaug for a session of extended improvisations. Galvanized by Nilssen-Love’s arsenal of sounds and textures, Yagi drives the most traditional of Japanese instruments to non-idiomatic and percussive extremes while Marhaug’s abstractions reach heights of surprising lyricism. A veritable atlas of strange and wonderful sonic terrain, “Angular Mass” invites the listener to an unforgettable adventure.