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KB (re​-​issued)

by Shojiki

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A+B 20:00


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 use 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 continuous 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 onto 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.



released June 20, 2019


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