Aoki Takamasa, Ogurusu Norihide and Takagi Masakatsu: “Come and Play in Our Backyard”


Last week a friend of mine complained about a performance of “laptop music” he saw recently. “If I wanted to elbow through a crowd just to watch someone sit behind their Powerbook,” he snarled, “then I could just go to my office — and it’s not as smoky.” He’s got a point, but computer-generated music obviously can’t be summed up that easily, especially when it is evolving in so many directions. Three Japanese artists have recently garnered attention for pushing the data-DJ medium forward, in both their live sets and a collaborative studio project — their first as a trio.

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

Aoki/Ogurusu/Takagi: "Come and Play in Our Backyard" | The Japan Times Online

About Jason A Jenkins

Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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