New Takuroku Releases

Source: Takuroku.


“Actually, I’m still afraid to play music live. But the feeling of jumping off a cliff, the feeling of being able to go far from my consciousness, the feeling of resetting to go to creation again, the feeling that my world is inevitably opened by customers and people I meet at live performances… these feelings, I wouldn’t get anywhere else. I am deeply grateful that I was able to have such experiences with the help of many live music venues and their staff in Japan and overseas.”


Straight outta the gutter and splattered onto digital for our Takuroku series, we’re pleased to welcome this new suite of incendiary, liquid abstractions from gilgul. We first heard of gilgul’s (otherwise known as Genghis Cohn) prolific spell of 7″ and tape releases from the enthusiastic words of Kenny from Low Company (RIP). Anyone who has revelled in Wolf Eyes’ junk concrete, Graham Lambkin’s primal vocal work on ‘Poem (For Voice & Tape)’, Henri Chopin’s tape work and Container’s breakneck punk take on techno will a home find in gilgul’s macerated sounds. Listing as many comparative names might seem a bit disingenuous, but how gil’s work flows seamlessly between different stylistic approaches, while retaining a driving, caustic energy at its core, is truly something to behold.