Makoto Kawabata: Inui 1 CD (pre-order)
Long-planned reissue of Makoto Kawabata’s first solo LP, from way back in 2000 (or roughly 100 releases ago, in Kawabata terms). Limited to 800 copies only and CD- nearly impossible-to-find. Packaged in a beautifully designed, multi-color hand-screened folio by Alan Sherry / SIWA.
Originally released by the mighty SIWA label in a tiny, hand-printed edition of 300, this has long been the most sought-after Kawabata item, pretty much impossible to track down without a wallet full of eBay slush funds.
The music, as on all the releases in Kawabata’s Inui series, is intensely personal and introspective, with long, softly focussed tracks featuring acoustic stringed instruments from around the globe (including violin, sarangi, oud, sitar, bouzouki, lyra, shou, and nei).
French filmmaker, musician and longtime Acid Mothers Temple collaborator Audrey Ginestet lends her crystal voice to the album opener, “Shin.” This new, limited reissue is packaged in a fabulous multi-color, hand-screened mini-gatefold printed by Alan Sherry of SIWA.