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Kaze
Artist
Sami Elu
Label
Between Buttons
Catalogue Number
BB005
Release Date
September 4, 2020

Sami Elu: The pieces in 「kaze」 are all performed on the pixiechord and foot percussion. “風” [Kaze] (Wind) The opening passage of broken chords came to me at a nature park on the eastern mountain overlooking the city of Kyoto. The melodic lines came from playing it out on the streets, namely Kawaramachi station. Winds drove me to other places. A free section, mysterious drone beat, and a 5/8 pattern, improvised in the New York subway, came further into focus after performing off the cuff at a greenhouse art gallery in Tokyo with a dancer friend of mine, Kenjiru Bien (always an inspiration). It became a 20 minute extended piece. “For the People” is a staple song of mine that I’ve played probably hundreds of times since it was written in 2013. “Amrita” is a piece from 2019 inspired by a collaboration with a dancer and a filmmaker.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 For The People 4:35 Buy

    For The People

  2. 2 Amrita 3:57 Buy

    Amrita

  3. 3 Kaze (Main Theme) 7:14 Buy

    Kaze (Main Theme)

  4. 4 Kaze (Improv) 3:13 Buy

    Kaze (Improv)

  5. 5 Kaze (Second Wind) 2:47 Buy

    Kaze (Second Wind)

  6. 6 Kaze (Finale) 4:42 Buy

    Kaze (Finale)

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