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 Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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