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summons of shining ruins - bud variations (cassette)


ARTIST // summons of shining ruins
LABEL // dead pilot (uk)
CAT // dprt001cs


Summons of Shining Ruins is Shinobu Nemoto, who hails from Japan. Initially starting out as a piano player, at age 13 Shinobu switched to the electric guitar and formed a band where he began crafting his skills. Summons of Shining Ruins is his solo project, based around the idea of old memory. He has had several releases under his own name as well as Summons of Shining Ruins on labels such as Install and Humming Conch. He also runs his own label Moufu-Rokuon Music, which means Blank Recordings. Bud Variations is 10 tracks of utterly gorgeous dim haze, shrouded in tape hiss and distant memories. Immediately you are hit with sheer melancholy and nostalgia within the first track, as it warbles and sways like a warped record stuck on a locked groove. As slow moving as the earth and just as bleak, each track on here creates it's own mood and atmosphere, but is connected via the foggy half remembered dream like image it creates. I have already gotten along with the old friend while tremble in the morning haze.I hadn't woken up yet. I kept dreaming a dream of the soft mild bud in the peaceful bedroom. I listened to the sound that a little bubble burst open, and listened to the sound which I could hear from the other side of the surrounding wall and which stayed dully. I couldn't understand that meaning though seemed somewhat to tell me. That is the same now, too. I didn't probably want to move from there. Then, the bud of the dream didn't bloom. - Shinobu Nemoto. Pro-dubbed tapes limited to 53 with hand numbered textured paper insert and bizarre old chemist labels.