Alcohol Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Totally accurate titling on this one: Otomo Yoshihide really is just playing the turntable here, eschewing the decadence of actual records. Really though, Yoshihide is so creative and inventive a player that he pulls a world of sound out of that ‘empty’ turntable, through feedback, the needle being k...view item
I.S.O. is the trio of Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimitsu Ichiraku and Sachiko M, all on electronic non-instruments. The music is a seminal example of Onkyo, extremely minimal and often verging on silence, disrupted only by what sound like Otomo’s samples. Su...view item
I’ve been waiting almost nine years to write about this album after an early version wound its way to the Norman HQ back in 2004 and it somehow found itself on my walkman/CD walkman/iPod/iPad and presumably will stay for whatever listening device comes next.
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