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Bandcamp exclusive (digital). Previously available vinyl only.

A_A sees Satoshi return to a hardware era set-up, using no computers with each track performed and recorded live in one single pass.

Tomiie explains: “A_A is a project Inspired by Electric Jazz, Experimental Noise / Avant-garde and the stripped down elements from the music I’ve been loving and creating from the beginning - Electronic and House Music. Current project members are myself and Nao Gunji and the name stands for ABSTRACT_ARCHITECTURE, this represents its craft, sound and texture.”

He’s identified three key elements within A_A’s work, the foundation being Tomiie’s stripped down yet shuffled, house rooted groove with his own drum and percussion kit (sound design done on analog synthesis) and subtracted deep bass. He then cites the abstract sound/tone texture of Electric Jazz as a “big influence” on the project.

The third element, Experimental / Avant-garde, is where Tomiie invited Nao Gunji to the project to pursue it together, following the techniques of 20th century experimental composers through the use of modular synthesizers. The current line up of Eurorack modules is full of references to the 20th century avant-garde - from Pierre Schaffer’s Musique Concrète to John Cage’s Radio Music. There are modules that mimic Pauline Oliveros’ Tape Delay Music, Cage’s I-ching, or highly computational methods such as Granular synthesis.

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released April 24, 2020

Artist: A_A
Album: A_A
Label: A_A
Catalogue: AUA001

Writers: Satoshi Tomiie
Nao Gunji

Publisher: Satoshi Tomiie Music (ASCAP)
Copyright Control (for Nao Gunji)

Art: Noriko Miyawaki

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Satoshi Tomiie New York, New York

Satoshi Tomiie has been a pioneering and driving force within the global electronic music community since the early days of house music.
Regularly playing clubs such as DC10, Rex and from South America to Tokyo while releasing music on labels such as YoY, Yoyakuza, Kaoz Theory, No19, Holic, and his own Abstract Architecture.
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