This is the second of Sid Hille’s soundscape recordings.
Two soundstreams of about 18 minutes conceived for release on vinyl, were recorded in the same way as the 2011 vinyl release ONE: Sid played all instruments, layer upon layer, starting with the theremin or the Fender Rhodes electric piano, adding percussion, some synthesizer, melodica or the Finnish traditional instrument kantele.
On UGETSU however Sid decided to invite some guest musicians: saxophonist Jukka Perko improvised on a spacey synth pad, singer Anni Elif Egecioglu improvised with Sid on the basis of a text written by Sid, Teemu Viinikainen added some guitar wizardry on a Blues-type composition and Sid’s wife violinist and poetress Virpi Taskila spoke a text written by Sid.
Here you can watch a video from the recording studio.
UGETSU is available on vinyl as well as CD.
The word UGETSU means ‘Moon’ and ‘Rain’. The title is referring to a 1953 film by Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi.