MIKAMI, KAN/JOHN EDWARDS/ALEX NEILSON - LIVE AT CAFE OTO

MIKAMI, KAN/JOHN EDWARDS/ALEX NEILSON - LIVE AT CAFE OTO

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: OTOROKU

Release date: 20/11/2017

Barcode: 2090504554572

Catalog no.: ROKU0000013

Item ID: 455457

Since the late '60s Kan Mikami has forcefully carved out a space for himself in the culture as a modernist poet, a raging folk singer, an author, an actor, an engaging TV personality, and one of Japan's most uniquely powerful performers. For most of Mikami's career as a singer, he has performed solo. Just him and his electric guitar against the world, creating jagged A-minor vamps to drive along the surreal wisdom of his lyrics. But he's equally at home in more demanding improvisational contexts such as those provided here by John Edwards on bass and Alex Neilson on drums. Their dense propulsive textures seem to spur on Mikami, his voice arcing powerfully into fragmented spaces, his guitar darting, colliding, shedding jagged and angular splinters of sound. Limited to 500 copies.

Also available: LIVE AT CAFE OTO (CD).

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