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Song of Jike is a follow up to 2002's GARDEN. This time both of us traded sounds from acoustic instruments and field recordings and traded the duties of mixing. Kiyoshi Mizutani sent me sounds of croaking frogs and Japanese children playing. While I sent Kiyoshi several recordings of cellos and other musical instrument sounds. Also noise from a old antique record player. Song of Jike is intended to be very disorientating and mysterious as if one is lost in the great village of Jike located in Yokohama, Japan. One of my favorite abstract recordings to be involved with and a homage to the style and solo work of Kiyoshi Mizutani.

Track one and three are mixed by Kiyoshi Mizutani using sounds by Daniel Menche and Kiyoshi Mizutani's

Track three is mixed by Daniel Menche mixing/manipulating sounds from Kiyoshi Mizutani


released January 1, 2003

Daniel Menche: Various musical Instruments, Antique Phonograph Player, electro-acoustic treatments.

Kiyoshi Mizutani: Field Recordings from the village Jike, located in Yokohama, Japan.

Compiled and mastered at Private Studio, Summer 2003.

Special gratitude to Hitoko Sakai for releasing this 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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