Yuji Takahashi “The (Electric) Art of the Fugue”

Yuji Takahashi “The (Electric) Art of the Fugue”

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Colombia (Japan) 1975
OQ-7298-N (LP) w/obi(slightly dirts.)
sleeve : NM-(very slightly wear on corner, still fine condition.)
media : EX+/EX+(some slightly surface noises, still good condition.)

This is a masterpiece album released in 1975 by Yuji Takahashi, a contemporary musician/composer/pianist who studied music theory under Iannis Xenakis and is active worldwide alongside Toshi Ichiyanagi, Toru Takemitsu, and others. 7 pieces were selected from J.S. Bach's "Fugue" BWV-1080: Contrapunctus I, IV, X, IX, VIII, XI, XV. The entire album was recorded on 16-channel tape using a Moog-Type 55 and the famous EMS-Synthi 2. This is an ambitious and astonishing work that reconstructs Bach using electronic techniques. The sound waves of pure electronics will purify your brain. He says, "Music doesn't belong to anyone. It's not about following notes or following the composer's intentions, it's about discovering something."

A3: Contrapunctus III
A4: Contrapunctus IX
B2: Contrapunctus XI

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