Airway / Hijokaidan - The Lowest Form of Music 2CD
A powerhouse pairing of pioneering ensembles of improvised music! Los Angeles Free Music Society titans Airway and Japanese icons Hijokaidan energetically tear through two discs of boundary-pushing movement, raucously combining free improv experiments and sonic daggers with feral roar and pounding percussion. Disc one features the legendary live performances by each group recorded at The Lowest Form of Music weekend in London, 2010. Disc two reissues the split record originally released on Harbinger Sound to celebrate the festival, featuring performances from 2009 by Airway in New York and Hijokaidan in Tokyo. Carefully mastered by John Wiese and packaged in an attractive six panel digipak featuring liner notes by Takuya Sakaguchi in Japanese and English.
Airway lineup at The Lowest Form of Music 2010: Dennis Duck, John Duncan, Ace Farren Ford, Joseph Hammer, Fredrik Nilsen, Steve Noble, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Takuya Sakaguchi, Vetza
Hijokaidan lineup at The Lowest Form of Music 2010: Junko, Jojo Hiroshige, Fumio Kosakai, T. Mikawa, Futoshi Okano
Airway lineup at the Gramercy Theatre, New York, October 22, 2009: Dennis Duck, John Duncan, Aaron Moore, Fredrik Nilsen, Linda Pitmon, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Vetza
Hijokaidan lineup at Earthdom, Tokyo, December 27, 2009: Junko, Jojo Hiroshige, Fumio Kosakai, T. MikawaSabu Toyozumi
A Troniks / Helicopter co-release, 2020.