Saito

“Downfall (2lp)”

MP9 scanZoom inLabelMille Plateaux
Cat. No.MP9
FormatEXCLS2LP
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Genre: Electronics Tracklist: Pitfall Dismantling Process Red Hammer Nucleosome Surveillance Unexploded Ordnance Sonar echo Graves of Pollutant Magnesium Alloy Zero Gravity Confession of a mask Short Info: DOWNFALL is the first album under the name SAITO created by Lena Saito, aka Galcid, and produced by accomplished analog synthesizer guru, Hisashi Saito, aka Lena’s husband. Having descended from a long line of Japanese sword-smiths, the industrial sound of smashing steel is embedded in Lena’s DNA and reflected in her music, however there are also refined, hypnotic tones showing a side with more finesse. The music itself is not scored and is predominantly improvised. Words and vocals are ad libbed as well. Sometimes the machines respond as if through telekinesis, altogether emitting a sound which can be categorized somewhere in the range between modern experimental dance music and something possibly making more sense to enlightened minds a thousand years in the future.

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