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Q&A – Ryo Nakata 0


1: Analog or Digital?
yes! Analog.

2: What time did you wake up today?
AM 5:50

3: Last thing you read?
Osamu Dazai / Sha-yo

4: Whats your first memory?
記憶が無い (I don’t have one)

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Coffee. 詳しいです。(I know it very well.)

6: Last thing you cooked?

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
学校の先生 (A school teacher)

8: What inspires you?
友情 (Friendship)

9: Last record you played?
Francisco Lopez / untitled [2007]

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?

11: Last movie you saw?

12: Who do you love?
My Family & Friends

13: Do you have any pets?

14: Are you useful?
わからない (I don’t know)

15: Biggest fear?

16: What do you value the most?
Make a kindness to a person.

17: Famous last words?
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. [Isaac Newton]

Ryo Nakata lives in Sapporo (Hokkaido), Japan where he makes music as Ryonkt, runs Slow Flow Recs, and brews coffee.

My translations of his Japanese answers are in parenthesis.

静香 Shizuka Miura – R.I.P. 1


More info here.


Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 37 – Ghost Dance 6


Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 37 – Ghost Dance


Apparent Motion – Paul Clipson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Bruce McClure & Others – Sat. Feb 20 & 21 – Victora Theater, SF 0


Apparent Motion
Saturday 20-February & Sunday 21-February
Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street (near Mission St.), San Francisco

Individual program admission: $10 general / $5 Cinematheque members
Series pass (good for all screenings): $35 general / $15 Cinematheque members
Advanced tickets available at:
Apparent Motion celebrates the art of live image projection—the cinematic exhibition apparatus exposed as a primal light and sound machine, an invention without a future, ripe for rediscovery. Working with modified or distressed film projectors as if they were musical instruments or with live manipulation (even mutilation) of projected film (or even directly with the exalted beam of light itself), the artists presented over this weekend fuse image and sound into profound site-specific (yet cinematic) experiences—dazzling light works suggesting a paradoxically concrete form of sound/image synesthesia.

Program I
SAT 20 FEB 3:00PM
Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder & Adam Sonderberg
Abject Leader

Program II
SAT 20 FEB 8:00PM
Bruce McClure
Paul Clipson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Karl Lemieux & Hyena Hive

Program III
SUN 21 FEB 1:00PM
Karl Lemieux & Hyena Hive
Keith Evans
Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder & Adam Sonderberg

Program IV

SUN 21 FEB 6:00PM
Abject Leader
(Sally Golding & Joel Stern)
Kerry Laitala & Michael Proft
Bruce McClure

Stephan Mathieu – […] Version 5


Stephan Mathieu
[…] Version
Bottrop-Boy 7″, 2001

1. A (4:56)
2. B (5:12)



Italian Prog 0

Common Eider, King Eider – 21 Grand – Tonight! 0


Common Eider, King Eider

21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612-2409
(510) 444-7263

Les Rallizes Dénudés – Eve Night 1983 1


Les Rallizes Denudes
Eve Night 1983

Recorded 24 December 1983 at Hosei University.

01. Unknown (10:53)
02. Yoru Yori Hukaku (10:33)
03. Zouka no Genya (20:52)
04. Yoru Ansatsusha no Yoru (8:50)
05. Koon No Honoo (21:37)
05. The Last One (18:05)
06. Tori no Koe (6:47)
07. Yume  (6:21)
08. Tenshi (9:55)
09. Enter The Mirror (14:43)
10. Shiroi Mezame (8:24)

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Raga Marwa 1

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