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Chihei Hatakeyama

Visually uneventful yet sonically interesting video/audio of Chihei Hatakeyama (also of Opitope) playing an electronic festival in Bellingham, WA (of all places). Props to Alex over at Students of Decay for the initial post.

  1. c on January 20th, 2009

    Chihei, Elm , Mississippi cs series….what’s next!!!!????

  2. gd on January 21st, 2009

    i played at this festival too. i did a heavy quadrophonic drone set for computer violin and voice. chihei’s set was okay, but maybe a little too dated / typically japanese ‘pretty’ sounding electronica for my tastes. he was a very nice fellow and it was good to meet a fellow kranky labelmate. it was a nice fest all around.

  3. Maxwell on January 22nd, 2009

    @gd – he was just playing minima moralia material though wasn’t he? didn’t realize there was that much ‘pretty’ j stuff in 2006.

  4. gd on January 22nd, 2009

    yes he was playing stuff from the kranky cd.

    im thinking of the wave of japanese electronica from the late 90’s early 00’s.
    takagi masakatsu, nobukazu, aki tsuyuko, etc etc…..