Colbets is a Japanese duo of Saitoh Tomohiro from Shreber Harber Mole Flying Wheel who teamed up with guitarist Kari Takemoto to form their ambient minded project Colbets, from Tokyo Japan. Silent music of resounds, time sleeps and warm air. “and silence” is their 5th album following releases from labels such as Twisted Tree Line, Vent and U-cover.
Based around Kari Takemoto guitar and Saitoh Tomohiro synthesizer and trumpet, including collaboration with cello James Bryan Parks (aka Holy Kind Of) “and silence” contains five beautiful tracks become a very atmospheric experimental journey. Featuring stunning cover art from Phil Gardelis (aka Zenjungle) This release comes in a printed 2 panel card edition of 50 copies with factory replicated disc.
Corridor8, a new international annual contemporary visual art and writing magazine, that started in 2009.
The ‘Borderlands’ edition, Strange Weather, extends our northern focus to the far-flung reaches of the UK from the midlands to the borders and beyond, and will feature the same mix of in-depth critical writing, profiles, art and literary writing we established in Issue 1..
I first came across Marihiko Hara’s work in 2007, with his ‘Cesura’ release on the excellent Italian net-label – Zymogen. It really drew me in more than most other work that was doing the rounds at the same time. It had the sort of organic details and attention to beautiful subtle developments that I had only really heard in offthesky and Nicolas Bernier before (both label mates on Zymogen I should add). It became my soundtrack to that year and an album I returned to almost daily during the winter months. After this I followed Marihiko’s work carefully, from his rather fantastic 2009 ‘Icon’ release on Cotton Goods to his recent ‘Prosa’ collaboration with Tomas Phillips on Tench Records.