Various – Water Mountain (2 x CD)
Sprawling hand-numbered edition of 250 copies double CD set from this international super-group… Gatefold, die-cut outer cover / hand screen printed on 300 gsm cardstock…
On a personal note, I remember vividly when Hitoshi Kojo told me with excitement about a transhumance through UK with the specific purpose in mind of doing sessions with some of the great drone masters over there, namely : Colin Potter, Jonathan Coleclough and Paul Bradley…
Retrospectively, I think I was as stirred as him.
The resulting collected material has been shelved for years (7 actually !), and I began to fear this estimable musical heritage could get lost…this was not taking into account Hitoshi Kojo’s sense of perseverance.
It is now available in a splendid handcrafted ltd edition sleeve with cut-out made by patient graphic virtuoso designer Hitoshi Kojo himself – even before any listening, already a beautiful physical object to behold.
Most probably there have been a considerable volume of editing ahead, and an intense compositional shaping process searching for paths within the vertiginous sonic matter before reaching this radiating amalgam.
Rather than splitting the work in as many distinct collabs, the choice has been to mould it in a six long parts confluential movement distributed on 2 CDs