Upon This Fleeting Dream
Recommended if you like: David Sylvian, Japanese poems, Jon Hassell, Pan Sonic, Laraaji, Brian Eno..

Upon This Fleeting Dream

Twinkle3 Feat. David Sylvian & Kazuko Hohki

€ 27,95
  • LP
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Thrilling Japanese death poetry in Hi Fi entering a new fourth world sonic spectrum

Clive Bell: Shakuhachi flute, pi saw and khene mouth organ

Dave Ross: Droscillator, modular synths, various wind and string instruments

Richard Scott: sampler, modular synths and analogue electronics

David Sylvian: vocals, field recordings and artwork/photography

Kazuko Hohki: Japanese voice

On 'Upon This Fleeting Dream' Clive Bell's Twinkle3 embraces medieval and 16th-century Japanese poems and haiku about death and saying farewell. Bell and his trio, consisting of Dave Ross and Richard Scott, expand their sonic borders: bringing these pithy epigrams to a new Fourth World where electro-acoustic sounds glitches into a hypnagogic, if not the unconscious level of fragile beauty.

The distinctive voice of David Sylvian (ex-singer of Japan and known for his highly acclaimed solo work (Brilliant Trees, Secrets of The Beehive, Blemish...) and collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Robert Fripp, Holger Czukay and Jon Hassell amongst others) - who reads the English version of the poems and created field recordings and the artwork for this album - blends in the most organic way with the shakuhachi, Thai reed flutes and mouth organs played by Clive Bell.

The narrative voices of David Sylvian and Kazuko Hohki's (Frank Chickens, Kahondo Style...) velvet timbre are the cornerstones of this compelling journey while the tangling and abstract rhythms transcending from Dave Ross' modular synths and Richard Scott's sampler and analogue electronics, unravel and unfold a mesmerizing universe with unknown dimensions and frequencies of a fleeting dream.

File under: electronica, spoken word, fourth world, sound art, shakuhachi, dub, minimal, ambient, abstract, and good music

Recommended if you like: David Sylvian, Japanese poems, Jon Hassell, Pan Sonic, Laraaji, Brian Eno, excellent music


A1. Upon This Fleeting Dream

A2. I Borrow Moonlight

A3. Throughout The Frosty Night

A4. My Coming, My Going

A5. If I leave No Trace

B1. The Cicada's Song

B2. Kaite Mitari

B3. Cherry Blossoms Fall

B4. A Poppy Blooms

B5. Empty Handed

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