Slowly Koji Asano is picking up speed again when it comes to releasing new music. â€˜August Is Fallâ€™ is the forty-ninth CD on his Solstice label and increasingly devoid of any information, so I have to assume a few things here. One and perhaps most important, is that â€˜August Is Fallâ€™ is a work of electronic proportion. Like with his entire body of works, Asano is a conceptual composer. We have no idea what he does, but whatever it is, itâ€™s very consistent. Here we have in the first part a loop of electronic sound â€“ no drone, no rhythm, just a sound, very mid-range â€“ that becomes layered, tied together with the rest. In the second part itâ€™s a similar sound â€“ not the same, mind you, and it appears to be layered straight from the start, which is repeated in the third piece. Same idea, different-but-not-too different sounds to work around with that. Itâ€™s fascinating to think about the idea behind this release, although I found it hard to know what it is, and every piece sounded alright for about ten minutes, but it had trouble keeping my attention for the entire length of the three pieces, which was close to an hour. (FdW) Vital Weekly
Composed and Produced by Koji Asanoâ€¨(C)2013 Koji Asano / (P) 2013 ASANO Productionâ€¨Cover Photos : Koji Asanoâ€¨3 Track / Total Time: 59’01″â€¨Release Date: February 21, 2012
|1.||August Is Fall : Part I||23:08||listen|
|2.||August Is Fall : Part II||16:40||listen|
|3.||August Is Fall : Part III||19:14||listen|
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