August 31, 2009

BONUS LINK: Nobukazu Takemura & Aki Tsuyuko - Live at Empty Bottle, Chicago IL 1999-11-19

This 40 minute performance by Childisc label founder Nobukazu Takemura and vocalist/synthesizer artist Aki Tsuyuko has been floating around on the web for many years, and is the only concert footage I have ever encountered. I was lucky enough to see the duo perform in Kyoto, Japan the following year during my two semesters as an exchange student and the performance was a similar style; abstract digital glitch ambiance and looping vocal textures and generative rhythms. Apart from some rather peculiar extreme close-ups, this video is very watchable and the sound quality is good.

Check out the video for "Lost Treasure" as well!