Aki Tsuyuko’s Room In Commend is an invitation to wander.
Recorded in June 2019, this solo performance by Japanese composer Aki Tsuyuko marks the fifth entry in Commend’s HERE series, a catalog of live performances shared with care from our small space to far beyond Forsyth St.
released April 17, 2020
Andy Osterhoudt recorded, mixed and mastered Aki’s performance for tape and digital formats.
The mallet percussionist and improviser's solo debut is flush with nostalgic melodies and stirring dissonances—a rich, experimental universe well worth exploring. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 15, 2021
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This album (& Hill, Flower Fog) sound almost like someone just kind of deedling around with synthesizer settings - a big wash here, an oo-OO pulse there - and suddenly you've lost all sense of time and the album is over and you're putting it on again. Effortless effort. (Synth 1 cannot be selected as a favorite track, which is a crime. It hits like a tidal wave.) Mister Meows