KB (re​-​issued)

by Shojiki

  • Cassette

    Glittered cassette tape with silkscreen O-card sleeve including download code. Limited 70 copies.

    Includes digital pre-order of KB (re-issued). The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases June 20, 2019
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      ¥1,500 JPY or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of KB (re-issued). The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases June 20, 2019

      ¥700 JPY

     

1.
Side A - Tokisato Mitsuru
2.
Side B - Kobayashi Muku
3.
A+B

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Side A: 20'00" Tokisato Mitsuru / Side B: 20'00" Kobayashi Muku
©︎2019 shojiki shojiki.club 1st Press Limited 70
Recorded by Makoto Oshiro, Feb 22, 2018
Design by Tomoko Ito

Shojiki - KB:
Rewinding curing tapes with a motor. The performers us a switch to control the rotation direction of the motor and its ON/OFF. Each time the tape is rewound on to the motor axis, it makes peeling sounds and continuant sounds. Magnetic tapes, such as cassette tapes, playback sound through magnetic heads when they are rewound from one axis to another. The performance of Shojiki analogically connects the two movements of “Rewinding a magnetic tape” and “Rewinding a curing tape.” The magnetic tape, which is a sonic reproduction medium, has a powder that can be magnetized which is called a “magnetic substance” coated on to it, and on the other hand, curing tapes have an “adhesive agent” coated on to it. Sounds can be recorded, played back and erased on magnetic tapes many times, and on the other hand curing tapes are made for temporary adhesion, and therefore can be taped on and peeled off several times. Just as the magnetic substance on the magnetic tape wears down and degrades, the adhesive agent on the curing tape also becomes weak after being used. Shojiki refers to the physical characteristics of sonic reproduction mediums from this coincidental tie between the two different tapes, and “playback” curing tapes.

養生テープをモーターで巻き取る。モーターはパフォーマーによって回転方向やON/OFFがスイッチングによって操作され、テープは軸に巻き取られていく度に剥離音や持続音などが生じる。カセットテープのような「磁気テープ」は二つの軸の片方から片方へと巻き取られる際に、磁気ヘッドによって音が再生される。正直のパフォーマンスはこうした「磁気テープの巻き取り」と「養生テープの巻き取り」という運動をアナロジー的に結びつけることができる。音響再生産メディアとしての磁気テープには「磁性体」といった磁性を持つことのできる粉が散布されている。一方で養生テープの表面には「粘着剤」が散布されている。磁気テープは何度か録音、再生、消去を繰り返すことができ、養生テープもまた、一時的な接着を目的としているため、貼って剥がすことができる。そして、磁気テープの磁性体が劣化・摩耗するように養生テープの粘着剤の力も使えば衰えていく。正直は二つのテープの偶然の結びつきから、音響再生メディアの物理的な特性を参照し、養生テープを「再生」する。

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releases June 20, 2019

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