Shinjuku Blues & Whispering Shadows

by michel henritzi

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On Shinjuku Blues and Whispering Shadows (DYIN' GHOST REC 02), we have a modernist blues album - numerous solo guitar recordings from Henritzi made in Kyoto or at home in Metz. (I wonder if he's drawing some inspiration from Tetuzi Akiyama, that highly original Japanese guitarist who is unafraid to profess his love for blues and rock music). In all cases Henritzi's titles here suggest a certain ennui and disenchantment with urban life, as manifested through street lights, gathering evenings, and cold shadows. Every piece is a slow nocturne, there's plenty of minor key modes, and the eerie sound he makes (enhanced by a little echo and reverb) is a keening, doomed, whine. Henritzi couldn't play a cliché d phrase on the guitar even if he tried, and these are 18 tracks of the most original six-stringed improvisation you could possibly wish for.
Ed Pinsent - Sound Projector

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released February 28, 2013

michel henritzi - guitar & voice on track 16 (music & text by K.Tomokawa)
recorded at home in Metz (2009) and in villa kujoyama in Kyoto (2007)
dedicated to keiko fuji & enka songs for their inspiration

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michel henritzi Metz, France

guitars, lapsteel & amp. from noise to abstract blues. member of noise unit dust breeders, mile of string & o death jug. regular partner to junko (hijokaïdan), rinji fukuoka (majustsu no niwa) & kumiko karino. played with tetuzi akiyama, aqui avec gabriel, shinichi isohata, masayoshi urabe, chie mukai, jojo hiroshige, ito atsuhiro, mattin, nihilist spasm band ... ... more

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