Nakamura’s reputation as a no – input mixing board specialist, is perfectly exemplified in this latest release on Bottrop Boy. This extended improvisation comprises two long form pieces that verge on near silence from the very beginning. The two tracks were composed for a dance piece (hence the title) called “Bottomless/ Ido Ni Kioku Sareru Tsuki” in October 2005 in Tokyo
Nakamura opens with “For Shizu Araki”, opening with an achingly long silence, and then drawing out a sinuous drizzle of tonalism like fine wire, that swells and blossoms into full-on feedback tracts that sound like the hum of industrial machinery, or the epic shimmer of aircraft cabin ambience. Nakamura deploys an active dynamic that utilises silence to add drama and anticipation, segueing into each sequence of events. Momentary silences are then broken and blistered with an armoury of rapier sharp crackles and low end pops, that add rough hewn texture into the heady blend of electronic ambiences.
If feedback and improvisation are your thing, then Nakamura is arguably one of the leading proponents of the art, and “Dance Music” is well worth checking out. BGN