Yoshi Wada [ Off the Wall ] CD [EM1078CD]

Yoshi Wada [ Off the Wall ] CD [EM1078CD]

Selling Price: US$16.00

Weight: 125g

The long-awaited reissue of Wada's 1985 LP "Off the Wall", recorded in Berlin and originally released on the esteemed FMP label. A minimalist yet majestic monsterpiece ("massive", as Tom Johnson declares in his perceptive liner notes), "Off the Wall" features Wada and Wayne Hankin on bagpipes, Marilyn Bogerd on adapted organ, and percussionist Andreas Schmidt-Neri.

The original album consisted of two side-long pieces recorded on successive days by Jost Geber, who captured the power and dynamics of the quartet without losing the meditative delicacy of the bagpipes and the intricacy of their interplay with the homemade organ (constructed by Wada), resulting in a slowly evolving mosaic of combination tones and overtones. Simultaneously static yet changing, rooted and ethereal, homespun and alien, ancient and very modern, the music is created entirely with acoustic instruments but has "electronic" textures at times, yet is very warm and human, always pulsing, shifting and mutating.

EM Records is pleased indeed to release "Off the Wall" for the first time ever on CD, with the bonus track "Die Konsonanten Pfeifen (The Consonant Pipes)", a slightly earlier recording with Wada and Hankin on bagpipes and Kevin Newhoff on percussion, originally released as a cassette.

+Digitally remastered
+Cardboard paper gatefold sleeve
+Original 1985 liner notes by Tom Johnson
+English & Japanese text

TRACKS:
1. Off the Wall I (20:27)
2. Off the Wall Ii (20:02)
BONUS TRACK
3. Die Konsonanten Pfeifen (27:23)
Yoshi Wada [ Off the Wall ] CD [EM1078CD]

Selling Price: US$16.00

Weight: 125g