Ueno Action

by Takashi Ueno

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1.
Flower 01 04:16
2.
Flower 02 02:28
3.
Flower 03 01:40
4.
Flower 04 02:06
5.
Flower 05 03:23
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Flower 06 03:34
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Flower 07 02:38
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Flower 08 02:41
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Flower 09 01:25
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Flower 10 02:43
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Flower 11 03:02
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Flower 12 02:56
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Flower 13 01:54
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Flower 14 01:25
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Flower 15 01:41
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Flower 16 00:32
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Flower 17 03:14
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Flower 18 01:06
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Flower 19 01:48
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Flower 20 01:31
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Flower 21 00:30
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Flower 22 00:36
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Flower 23 01:04
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Flower 24 01:16
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Flower 25 01:58
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Flower 26 02:42
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Flower 27 02:05
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Stone 01 01:48
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Stone 02 01:34
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Stone 03 01:59
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Stone 04 02:34
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Stone 05 01:45
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Stone 06 01:58
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Stone 07 04:16
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Stone 08 02:05
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Stone 09 02:16
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Stone 10 01:40
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Stone 11 01:28
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Stone 12 01:00
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Stone 13 02:18
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Stone 14 00:50
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Stone 15 02:12
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Stone 16 03:02
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Stone 17 03:06
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Stone 18 01:05
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Stone 19 03:28
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Stone 20 02:50
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Stone 21 00:48
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Stone 22 00:26
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Stone 23 02:01
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Stone 24 02:00
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Stone 25 02:20
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Stone 26 02:33
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Insect 01 02:26
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Insect 02 01:35
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Insect 03 02:21
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Insect 04 01:54
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Insect 05 02:21
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Insect 06 01:42
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Insect 07 00:37
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Insect 08 01:53
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Insect 09 02:20
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Insect 10 02:21
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Insect 11 01:25
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Insect 12 00:49
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Insect 13 02:11
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Insect 14 01:00
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Insect 15 01:01
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Insect 16 02:06
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Insect 17 01:03
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Insect 18 01:22
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Insect 19 02:30
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Insect 20 02:37
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Insect 21 02:16
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Insect 22 00:45
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Insect 23 03:14
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Insect 24 02:00
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Insect 25 01:15
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Insect 26 00:48
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Insect 27 00:30
81.
Insect 28 02:11
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Insect 29 03:34
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Insect 30 00:43
84.
Insect 31 01:31
85.
Fish 01 02:31
86.
Fish 02 04:03
87.
Fish 03 01:49
88.
Fish 04 02:19
89.
Fish 05 01:23
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Fish 06 02:58
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Fish 07 01:43
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Fish 08 02:25
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Fish 09 02:47
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Fish 10 03:10
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Fish 11 04:36
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Fish 12 02:19
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Fish 13 01:14
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Fish 14 02:23
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Fish 15 01:28
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Fish 16 03:17
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Fish 17 01:30
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Fish 18 02:11
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Fish 19 01:45
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Fish 20 01:39
105.
Fish 21 01:04
106.
Fish 22 01:19
107.
Fish 23 01:05
108.
Fish 24 02:44
109.
Fish 25 02:08

about

Since around May of 2006, Ueno became obsessed about recording instrumental tracks using his 4 track multi track cassette recorder. That went on until June of 2008. He had no intention to release the works. Probably he thought of them as demo tracks in the beginning. However, after a while, he got lost and forgot why he was doing this in the first place, and started to add strange sounds and phrases. He would randomly put them together, and from time to time, Saya would also secretly add some of her own sounds. She would sometimes erase one track from a recording that had already used up all four tracks, and add her own voice. However, as you know, once a sound is erased from tape, it means that its gone forever. Therefore, there was no use in getting in to fights about it (although we did). Ueno was strangely in to rhythm while he was making this series. Probably Trip Hop was being played back in his mind. Most of his attempts ended as a failure, or became something that was not intended.
Some of the tracks functioned as demos, just as Ueno had initially planned. At first, Saya borrowed two tracks from this series, and used them in her Nikasaya project (with Kazumi Nikaido). Then she took another two for oneone (a project of her and Satomi from DEERHOOF). And then for the Tenniscoats, another track was featured on our recording with TAPE, and another few were featured on our recording with Jad Fair. After a while, Ueno used some tracks in his own Mayonaka Music project with Hiroki Misawa. Now the Tenniscoats is using another as a Karaoke track for our new album Music Exists, and I featured another three on my folk music style solo album Monthly Ueno.
If you think about it like this, there are many songs that have been recorded and released from it, and I think you could say it’s a slugger series. And now, both the tracks that were used, and the tracks that were not, will all be released here as my work. That could count as a 100% hitting average, wouldn’t it? This Ueno Action is a big case in that way. By the way, this title is something that Saya wrote on the CD-R when I mixed them on to a digital format. I don’t know what she meant at first, but I assume she considered these works somewhat like Ueno’s “first errand.”
It’s been a while since the release of this series was decided, but there are a lot of tracks and a lot of things that happened in between, and if I try to write about everything it will turn in to a bulky booklet, which will delay the release even more, so I’ll leave that out.
This will be my explanatory note for this series.

Takashi Ueno

credits

released June 5, 2016

All written and played by Takashi Ueno, except
Disc 1: track 9 with Saya (vocal, piano); Disc 3: track 4 and Disc 4: tracks 1 and 25 with Saya (vocal); and Disc 4: track 3 with Saya (synthesizer)

Recorded and mixed by Takashi Ueno
Mastered by Makoto Oshiro
Artwork by Yuhei Saito
Photos by Ritsuko Sakata
Design by Hirozumi Takeda

Released in June 2016

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