Split 10′ LP ltd to 210. Japanese Enka cover album
À Qui Avec Gabriel | Tori Kudo 10 inch LP 情趣演歌 [Enka Mood Collection]
Split 10′ LP ltd to 210, comes in a silkscreened gatefold cover with colored obi (white brick red, yellow-orange), insert + postcards…
Liner notes by Alan Cummings
Second in the enka collection series on An’archives after Jojo Hiroshige & Shiraishi Tamio, this split LP features
À Qui Avec Gabriel ｜ Tori Kudo
À Qui Avec Gabriel is an accordion player based in Tokyo who opened her discography with “Utsuho” on John Zorn’s label Tzadik in 2001 ( featuring Haino Keiji as a guest musician) . Since she has collaborated with Makoto Kawabata, Majutsu No Niwa, Mico to name a few. Her stylistic palette is eclectic, drawing on shades of jaunty european folk music, the elegant minimalism of Erik Satie, and uniquely lighthearted melancholia.
Here for the first time on record she left her accordion Gabriel for a piano and a seat and proves she’s found her own voice as an expressive singer.
The other side features Tori Kudo (Maher Shalal Hash Baz and Noise with his wife Reiko Kudo) who has a revered status in the Japanese underground since the late 70’s (Taco, Guys N’ Dolls, Fushitsusha…) but this time he brings listeners into the heart of an amazing and feverish karaoke house with his friends . For those who didn’t know it before, maybe for the very first time they are going to discover Tori Kudo as an inimitable & unforgettable crooner, as a true lover of popular songs.
released January 20, 2015
à qui avec Gabriel: sing with Piano
A1 –À Qui Avec Gabriel 女のブルース = Onna No Blues
A2 –À Qui Avec Gabriel 好きになった人 = Suki Ni Natta Hito
A3 –À Qui Avec Gabriel 港町ブルース = Minatomachi Blues
B1 –Tori Kudo 東京ブルース = Tokyo Blues
B2 –Tori Kudo 柳ヶ瀬ブルース = Yanagase Blues
B3 –Tori Kudo 骨まで愛して = Hone Made Aishite