— Stephan Mathieu, a musician

My friends from Kualauk Table have released Live at Komyoji today.

The recordings are a document of live performances played on April 12.2014 at Kōmyō-ji Temple in Kamakura, Japan and feature sets by:

1. Tetsuro Yasunaga + Melodia
2. Ken Ikeda + Sawako
3. Toshimaru Nakamura + Tetuzi Akiyama
4. Stephan Mathieu + Taylor Deupree + Federico Durand + ILLUHA

You can purchase each set individually or the whole package as 24/96 full resolution FLAC or in various other formats from the Kualauk Table store and help to support Kualauk Table’s immense and brilliant work that went into this tour.

Live at Komyoji
July 5 2014

My friend Will Long has entrusted this wonderful piece of recording history to me, a swiss made Mikiphone pocket gramophone from around 1926, formely owned by Will’s grandmother.

Thanks so much Will!

July 3 2014

An excerpt of my version of Francisco López’ Untitled #92

Recorded at home in January 2014 with 78rpm records from the early 1910s, four HMV Model 102 mechanical-acoustic gramophones, picked up by DPA 4060 Lavalier microphones, equalized and diffused using an Audio Development 147 portable mixer

“This hauting skeleton music, with its own crepitating and shifting rhythms, was a pure poetic voyage.”

Antoine Richard in his review of a performance of #92 at Berlin’s Sophiensæle, where I played the piece through two Fender Twins and two Ampeg SVT-810 amps

Untitled #92 is part of my ongoing Virginals project

Untitled #92
June 25 2014

A video by Caro Mikalef for Palimpsest by Sylvain Chauveau and myself.

You can purchase the album on audiophile vinyl or 24Bit Flac from Schwebung

The Floating World
April 15 2014