Tatsuya Nakatani - Confirmation - LP
***250 pressed on 150g cloud in clear vinyl***
2nd pressing, 2017
foil-stamped jacket identical to 1st pressing
Nomadic percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani travels worldwide, his performances blooming with ceaseless expanse. Although Nakatani is a valiant collaborator, joining with other musicians, dancers, filmmakers and beyond, solo percussion is the root of it all. Simply stated in Nakatani's own words, this album is "Confirmation of all of my acoustic solo percussion performance since 1998. Recorded live at Nakatani-kobo in Easton Pennsylvania USA during snow season of beginning of 2015. No overdubbing and used the fewest effects possible on this LP."
Confirmation is Nakatani's third release on Taiga. We initially saw the vibrant color of his collaboration with Mary Halvorson and Reuben Radding on MAP Fever Dream. Followed by Nakatani Gong Orchestra, a woven blend of heavy vibrations from his one-off group experiments on the road. Now we have number three, solo percussion, the foundation of his practice, charged with thunders, screams, sparks and countless other ineffable sonic textures.
Mastered by James Plotkin, cut direct to copper & pressed on 200g virgin compound, Confirmation is Nakatani's first solo percussion album to be released on LP. Housed in a custom heavyweight yellow paper jacket with silver & metallic black foil stamping made at Studio on Fire in Minneapolis.