Formed in 2019, the duo is a profoundly adventurous expedition through the realms of live percussion and electronics, performed by Nozomi Omote and Thomas Green.
The sonic collision of diverse influences, broadly IDM and classical music, results in a unique and distinctly vivacious experience. Vibraphone, digital samples, analogue synthesizer, drums, jumbles and bricolage come together in painstakingly composed works as well as free-form improvised pieces.
Shugorei (meaning Guardian Spirit) explores an interplay between Noz's Japanese background and Western musicianship with Tom's far-reaching madcappery adding an element of excitement and surprise.
Shugorei the album has been over two years in the making. Omote and Green have something in common: they collect musical bricolage. The album is packed with a varied assortment of instruments and objects, including a Chinese yangqin, clockwork toys, bells, bowls, roof tiles, tom toms, tam tams, mandolin and more. While Green samples huge sets of sounds to form a bed for a new work, Omote improvises directly with these materials, with the end result being a unique combination of the synthetic and the organic.
Format: CD, digital