LISTEN: Taylor Deupree + Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Jyaku”

Looks like John Zorn isn’t the only avant-garde artist Ryuichi Sakamoto is appearing alongside in the next couple months. Due out September 3rd through Taylor Deupree’s 12k imprint, Disappearance actually grew out of the rehearsals for a 2012 set between Deupree and Sakamoto at Zorn’s New York club The Stone.

According to a press release, “The two immediately entered the same sonic mindframe that lead to hours of concentrated, hushed music. Sakamoto’s piano playing, both traditional and prepared, emerged as perhaps some of his most beautifully sparse in recent years, letting the sound of the room and shuffle of chairs take an active roll in the recording. Only the most minimum of essential notes, accentuated by silences and the scraping of the piano’s strings, plays alongside Deupree’s nuanced passages, created with analogue synthesizers, strings, and found objects. These warm, human tones became the means of communication between the two artists who effortlessly created a musical language.”

Sample one of the five songs from those sessions below…