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The Modern Institute + Takahiro Kawaguchi & Utah Kawasaki

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THE MODERN INSTITUTE

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Mutant undulations from the deep belly of the Glasgow underground, brought to life spontaneously by flickering synths, rolling drums and stream-of-consicous vocals. Their first tape ‘Another Exhibition’ is out now on new Glasgow label Domestic Exile, with forthcoming releases on Night School and Diagonal.


TAKAHIRO KAWAGUCHI & UTAH KAWASAKI

‘Amorphous Spores’ is the name of the Takahiro Kawaguchi & Utah Kawasaki’s debut release together (out on Erstwhile Records), and it serves as a near perfect description for their music. Made by bonding Kawaguchi’s air horns and home-made appliances with Kawasaki’s electronic devices, the two are able to blend familiar ingredients but make them grow into something strikingly strange, dramatic and often beautiful.

Kawaguchi and Kawasaki are both very active in Japan’s underground music scenes, and represent something of an exciting new wave of adventurous emerging musicians and improvisers. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for their debut European performance together at Counterflows.

Performance made possible courtesy of support from the Daiwa Foundation

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