Wata Igarashi Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Shinichi Atobe, Blawan, Donato Dozzy, Surgeon, Vril, Rrose, Inigo Kennedy, DJ Richard, Peter Van Hoesen, Anthony Linell, Marco Shuttle
Composer and sound designer Wata Igarashi reunites with NYC techno fiends The Bunker with four slabs of eerie, slightly psychedelic club fodder. Opener ‘Outburst’ recalls Pump Panel’s remix of New Order’s ‘Confusion’, which you might know better as the power-techno banger that soundtracks the club scene in Blade. The middle of the EP consists of two more DJ tools characterised by hissing ambiences and spiralling synth motifs. Closer ‘Broken Telephone’ is a weird, pleasing half-time number.
Peter Van Hoesen / Wata Igarashi / Etapp Kyle / Marco Shuttle
Release number four in Semantica’s ten year anniversary series contains tracks from four different artists from around the world, each jacking up some electronic good vibes. That’s exclusive material from Wata Igarashi, Marco Shuttle, Etapp Kyle and Peter Van Hoesen, providing a clear picture of where Semantica is at right now.
Just what is the mood of Wata Igarashi's machines, exactly? Judging by the sound clips I’ve just heard, I’d say it’s unstable going on psychotic; screaming, Carpenter-esque synths build in intensity over four quarters, each with a twitching, restless bass pulse to match. 12” on The Bunker New York.