'First Terrace Records are honoured to present over two hours of brutalist rhythm explorations from Japan in a major retrospective of prolific yet unsung noise-maker Sofheso. Having been writing, performing and recording relentlessly in his home town of Sapporo, Japan, for at least the last decade, the tracks that form this archival release have been selected from a huge quantity and variety of sessions, and arranged in a way that we hope serves as a fittingly monolithic (yet ultimately penetrable) introduction to Sofheso’s singular and thrilling creative vision.

 

The sound is the process, and the process is architectural, layering drums and short samples into a contorting mass of concrete and steel. In photography the camera lens enjoys a vast intricacy of scaffolding or the skeletal beginnings of a modern building much more than the glossy outer layer, and just so here. There is a deep satisfaction in hearing the construction, witnessing the casting of each new sculpture. Sofheso has created a sonic language entirely his own, with which he is able to articulate seemingly infinite rhythmic and textural possibilities.

The Archive will be released digitally and as a limited run of deluxe double tapes. The archive tapes will be housed in a butterfly case and printed O-card, and presented with numerous sketches of Sofheso’s live performances by artist Kan Togashi.'

 

"As sensitive as Burial, with some of Autechre’s dance floor complexity to boot, but it’s clear that no one makes compelling noise music quite like Sofheso" - Bleep 

 

Double cassette in butterfly case, slip case, artwork (12 panels of sketches by artist Kan Togashi, made during Sofheso's live performances, printed on heavy watercolour paper). Includes download code.

 

Tracklist
1. 0101 06:46
2. 0102 03:57
3. 0103 04:37
4. 0104 03:14
5. 0105 05:02
6. 0106 04:55
7. 0107 07:29
8. 0108 08:26
9. 0109 06:27
10. 0110 02:39
11. 0111 03:27
12. 0112 04:53
13. 0113 04:38
14. 0114 07:42
15. 0201 06:23
16. 0202 02:52
17. 0203 04:16
18. 0204 04:48
19. 0205 06:30
20. 0206 05:44
21. 0207 04:44
22. 0208 03:26
23. 0209 04:01
24. 0210 02:02
25. 0211 03:13
26. 0212 05:15
27. 0213 03:11
28. 0214 06:21

 

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Released November 16, 2018

Sofheso - Archive - First Terrace - Experimental / Techno

SKU: FTCASS04
£12.10Price

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