音一

音一 was a pseudonym used by the itsu jitsu netlabel curator Jason Kavanagh for one short release which he recorded whilst being disillusioned with ‘laptop music’.

The tracks for ‘一’ were constructed from field recordings which had already had a large amount of manipulation applied to them in situ. These ‘building blocks’ were then constructed into larger compostions at home.

When the EP was ready and for reasons best known to himself, Jason decided to release it under an assumed name and personality.

The original bio for the fictional character of ‘Miyuki’ is as follows:

“音一 (a sound) hails originally from Shinjō, Yamagata but is now a permanent resident of the Sendagaya area of Shibuya, Tokyo. Feedback, clicks, glitches, ghostly voices, drones, textures and found sounds are all things which go towards the creation of an 音一 composition, dark and moody vibes with an isolationist bent is what’s going on here. 音一 employs a host of portable looping and sound manipulating instruments in the recording process, often constructing tracks in situ for use in larger compostions back in the studio and even on occasion building full pieces whilst in the field.”

Releases by 音一 

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