PIVOTAL and enduring worldwide digital music artists, System 7 spotlight their on going love affair with Japan on their newest album ‘Area Of Desires’, which includes their multi-faceted psychedelic techno sound.
A highly effective cross cultural collab and assortment of System 7’s various sounds and grooves, together with uncommon and unreleased materials with a DJ mixture of favorite System tracks and a Remix CD of ‘Area Of Desires’ from modern Japanese artists Ree.Ok. Asteroidnos, Funky Gong, Artman and Ubar-Tmar.
System 7 have loved an ongoing in depth inventive and religious journey with Japan linked by a sequence of occasion and collabORATIONS together with honoured with their very own bespoke Sake made by the Aramasa brewery of Akita. They’ve carried out Reside at The World Competition of Sacred Music at Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, and have twice had the honour to play their music as a “hono” (dedication) on the Tenkawa Shrine, devoted to the Shinto goddess Benzaiten.
System 7 have collaborated with Rumiko Tezuka, the daughter of the late Osamu Tezuka, one of many founding fathers of Japanese manga,whose iconic graphic novel sequence ’Phoenix’ was the springboard for the S7 album and off-shoot singles ‘Area Chook’ and ‘Hinotori’ (‘Chook of Fireplace’). Steve Hillage additionally made a visitor look with the late synthesiser legend Tomita on the Free Dommune Competition.
System 7’s Playlist displays Japan and its long-standing hyperlinks to bounce music tradition, manga animation and its distinctive futurism.
System 7 – Area Of Desires
“The lead monitor from our new album launch, primarily based on a collaboration with a number one Japanese sake brewer, which additionally led to our personal System 7 branded sake! Blended with our System 7 groove this monitor additionally employs conventional sounds and samples from Japan’s Akita area.”
Squarepusher – Terminal Slam
“Japan is famend not just for its deep conventional tradition, but in addition as a powerhouse of futuristic excessive know-how and concrete residing. This monitor from the UK experimental drum and bass artist Squarepusher, who’s huge in Japan, appears to hit the spot.”
System 7 – Hinori
“System 7’s most profitable monitor in Japan, impressed by the groundbreaking manga graphic novels of Osamu Tezuka. This award successful video was made by ace Tokyo animation crew Temper Magic, led by Koji Morimoto who was one of many administrators of Animatrix, the animation sister film to The Matrix.”
Ken Ishii – Further
“Ken Ishii is one among Japan’s high techno artists, with an enormous worldwide fame. This monitor options an early music video from Koji Morimoto, made earlier than Animatrix.”
Vangelis – Blade Runner Blues
“Director Ridley Scott’s visible affect from futuristic Japanese cityscapes like that of Shinjuku in Tokyo and Dotonburi in Osaka is well-known. This monitor is a part of Vangelis’ iconic authentic Blade Runner soundtrack, that includes superbly compiled photographs from this movie masterpiece, a supreme pillar of techno tradition.”
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Graudated Gray
“An emotional and moody tune by Japanese digital music pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra from their 1981 album Technodelic. I used to play this monitor lots on the time.”
Gocoo – Daichi no Kioku – Reside in Norway
“Well-known on the Japanese competition scene, Gocoo are a charismatic female-led dwell band performing with conventional Taiko drums, and that is one among their emblematic tracks. Their music was included within the ‘Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘Matrix Revolutions’ soundtracks, and has additionally been utilized in TV advertisements for Nissan and Hitachi amongst others.”
Rovo and System 7 – Hinotori (Phoenix Rising Model)
“The lead monitor from our collaboration with the nice Japanese progressive rock band Rovo, which relies on Rovo’s reinterpretation of our monitor Hinotori. This video, mixing dwell footage and animation can be by Temper Magic.”
System 7 – Positivenoise
“Extra Koji Morimoto Japanese animation within the video for an additional of our high tracks, a collaboration with A Man Referred to as Gerald from 2011.”
Gong – How To Keep Alive
“Gong’s Daevid Allen was so impressed with the manga animation work of Koji Morimoto and his crew that he requested them to animate his legendary ‘Pot Head Pixie’ and ‘Flying Teapot’ photographs for this monitor from Gong’s 2009 album 2032 – with spectacular psychedelic outcomes!”
System 7’s new ‘Area Of Desires’ double CD launch is out now on A-Wave Data, and showcases a highly effective cross cultural collab and assortment of System 7’s various sounds and grooves, together with uncommon and unreleased materials. With a DJ mixture of favorite System tracks and a Remix CD of ‘Area Of Desires’ from modern Japanese artists Ree.Ok. Asteroidnos, Funky Gong, Artman and Ubar-Tmar. Get your copy HERE.