Saturday, May 15, 2021

NAKATANI / TINER / DRAKE – Ritual Inscription (Epigraph Rec. / LP-2012)



Label: Epigraph Records – lp-001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Numbered / Country: US / Released: Jan 17, 2012
Style: Free Improvisation
Recorded live at Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, California on May 13, 2010.
Artwork [Cover], Design – Alex Sarad
Engineer, Mixed By – Brian Boozer (Aum Studio, Bakersfield)
Mastered By – Richard Simpson (Aum Studio, Bakersfield)
Copyright © – Epigraph Records
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): EPIGRAPH-001-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): EPIGRAPH-001-B

side 1:
A - Ritual ................................................................................................................. 18:38

side 2:
B - Inscription .......................................................................................................... 13:07

Personnel:
Tatsuya Nakatani – percussion
Kris Tiner – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jeremy Drake – electric guitar

Limited edition of 500 hand numbered copies.
First 100 copies were pressed on clear vinyl. All copies have one of 5 different screen printed designs on the bottom right corner of the back cover.


Epigraph Records first release, Ritual Inscription, documents live, improvised creative music in Bakersfield, California, Epigraph's home base. Renowned Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani meets two local comrades, trumpeter Kris Tiner (the founder of the label) and guitarist Jeremy Drake for two intense improvisations.
Chaotic sounds of gongs and assorted percussion merge with serene lines from the trumpet and the rubbing and strumming of the guitar strings on the first improvisation, "Ritual." These elastic, kinetic sounds mutate constantly, coloring a broad canvas through tight and thick interplay. No sound is obvious; the trio deserts common instrumental roles for inventive and challenging ones. The narrative of the improvisation is loose, but the fierce, intense sonic alchemy is arresting—an idiosyncratic language outlined spontaneously.



The second improvisation, "Inscription," is shorter and more peaceful. Tiner sets a tone of serenity, while the resourceful Nakatani and Drake embrace him with imaginative sounds. Here, Nakatani demonstrates true magic with his set of percussion instruments. His rich vocabulary of sounds and his highly personal concept of rhythm and pulse gain volume and endless power. His ideas become more disciplined and coherent as the improvisation develops, and he carries it through to the quiet coda.

This limited edition with five different original designs printed on the back, contains brilliant and masterful improvisations.

Highly recommended ...!!!........................ (By Eyal Hareuveni / AAJ-2012)



If you find it, buy this album!

23 comments:

  1. NAKATANI / TINER / DRAKE – Ritual Inscription (LP-2012)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-176+Artwork (433.85 MB)


    You can get the download link exclusively through:
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    Regards.

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  2. Thank you very much for this excellent recording and transfer ,much appreciated.

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  3. Absolutely amazing. Thank you very much

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  4. Amazing percussionist (especially on metallophones).
    Thanks

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  5. Nakatani's music is always rewarding and should be more accessible

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  6. Thank you dear Vitko for two more exciting examples of Free Improvised Music. Tatsuya Nakatani and his fellow players are great instrumentalists. But you need to see Nakatani play. I recommend everyone to check the various Nakatani videos on youtube to get a visual impression of his playing. You can watch the intensity with which the man struggles with his various sonic devices. All in all. Two great posts. Thanks again and all the best to you.

    Uwe

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  7. It's so kind of you to prepare this fabulous music so carefully for us. Much appreciated, always.

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  8. A stunning good...! Thanks, Vitko.

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  9. Vitko, thank you so much!! All the best!!

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    1. Many thanks for the latest two additions: excellent work.

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  11. Thank You! Interesting to absorb.

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  12. HELLO, my sincere thank you for the two nakatani posts. such a luxury to have special great music to hear. r.keith

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  13. More fantastic music! Thanks Vitko.

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  14. Not heard of these guys before, but they make some great music together. Thanks Vitko!

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  15. Many thanks, super music.
    mt2p

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  16. Thanks again. Is that Vitko in the reflection from the vinyl?

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