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In 2002 I asked Kiyoshi Mizutani if he would be interested in collaborating with me. Kiyoshi was the very first person I ever considered collaborating with and I have always held his work in the highest of respects. I wanted this collaboration to be as mysterious as possible so I asked him to simply give me "high/treble sounds" and I would create "low/bass sounds". That was the only strategy. I received the DAT from Kiyoshi and it was these remarkable sounds of cicadas and other insect recordings from Japan that he recorded straight to digital. I played the digital DAT straight to the mix while I played recordings from a large analog reel to reel of low bass mix of field recordings of wind and acoustic instruments. Both sources, digital and analog were mixed exactly 50/50. There was only one mix take and it was perfect. GARDEN is one of my most cherished recordings.


released January 1, 2003

Daniel Menche: Low bass/mid sounds from field recordings and instruments.

Kiyoshi Mizutani: High sounds from field recordings of cicadas and other insects in gardens around Japan.

Final composition and mix by Daniel Menche, mastered at Private Studio, October 2002.

Special thanks to Randy Yau for releasing GARDEN on CD in 2003.

This Bandcamp release is %100 approved by Kiyoshi Mizutani.



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Daniel Menche: Abstract sound musician from Portland Oregon.

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