8 Tracks: Minimal Worlds with Tashi Wada

Beautiful ambience and a new dimension.

8 Tracks: Minimal Worlds with Tashi Wada

Beautiful ambience and a new dimension.

Towards the tail end of the summer we were treated to a rare treat in the form of a magical album from Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends. It was released by none other than RVNG Intl. - an imprint which is consistently brilliant drawing upon music from far found reaches of the globe and presenting them delicate intricacy at exactly the right time. 

The album, titled "Nue", was the first time that composer Tashi Wada properly entered the studio with his father, Yoshi Wada—artist, composer, and early member of the Fluxus movement. The result is a beautiful assortment of soundscapes and drone music featuring abstract instrumentation and profound experimental elements. From strange harmonics to beautiful distortion it is another world of sound and was described by the label and artist below...

"The album’s title itself is a nod to Tashi’s abiding interest in duality and the unknown: nue is a mythological Japanese chimera with the face of a monkey, the legs of a tiger, and a snake for a tail, a composite form, at once disturbing and otherworldly. But, as the composer points out, nue is also French for naked—stripped of complexity, bare and exposed, but also raw and essential."

In keeping with this we asked Tashi Wada to discuss eight elements of “minimal worlds". See below...

“The  world's  continual  breathing  is  what  we  hear  and  call  silence.”–  Clarice  Lispector  


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Upcoming dates can be found below: 

10/17/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Zebulon - Los Angeles, CA
12/13/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Manchester, Band on the Wall
12/14/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Brighton, The Rose Hill
12/15/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Bristol, The Cube
12/16/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - London, Cafe Oto
12/17/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
12/18/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Lausanne, Le Bourg
12/20/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Cologne, Gewölbe
12/21/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Jena, TRAFO
12/22/18 - Tashi Wada, Julia Holter, Corey Fogel - Berlin, Roter Salon

Pandit Pran Nath – Raga Malkauns

My father Yoshi Wada studied with North Indian Hindustani master singer Pandit Pran Nath, so I grew up listening to him and the sound of his voice is very familiar to me. Pran Nath’s pair of recordings of Raga Malkauns from the 1970s captures him at his darkest and deepest. Malkauns is said to be particularly difficult to master and associated with mystical powers.

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