- (TOMOKO YAZAWA)
- Format: CD
Track Listings Disc: 1 1. Walk Man (music by Hirokazu Hiraishi) 5'57 2. Jardin Secret 2 (music by Kaija Saariaho) 10'59 3. Carny (music by John Zorn) 11'54 4. Bacchanale (music by John Cage) 8'05 5. Canteyodjaya (music by Olivier Messiaen) 12'18 6. ??? (music by Hirokazu Hiraishi) 13'51 Disc: 2 1. Kaze-Hikaru-Toki (music by Hirokazu Hiraishi) 10'24 2. spartan arc (music by David Lang) 3'57 3. cage (music by David Lang) 6'02 4. The Same Sky (music by Carolyn Yarnell) 19'09 5. 7 Rings (7 Aneis, music by Egbert Gismonti) 5'10 note The third disc from the Geisha Farm, label for female artists whose concept is near futuristic music is pianist, Tomoko Yazawa, a two disc set 'Flash Point'. Yazawa has further pushed forward electric-chic music from her previous disc 'Transition'. From trance inducing techno to logical yet sensual acoustic space, sending you into an artificial paradise that is entangled with the piano loaded with various devices. You will be transfixed by the intense yet elegant sound scape. CD 1 includes live recordings which showcases Yazawa's incredible command of the instrument and the way she mixes the live recordings with surprising extra materials shows us how Yazawa, who is the producer of the label can also be cool and clever. This album includes works by John Zohn and Olivier Messiaen which transmit the excitement of a live concert and a multi tracked recording of Gismonti. You also get Detroit technoesque dense sound, etc,etc... The condensed form of futuristic music transcends the music genre. Cover design is by So Takahashi as is the case in all of the previous discs from the Geisha Farm, recreating the sound of the label by visual art works. It is an outstanding work of art on it's own. This time he realized the changing sounds by processing Yazawa's photos and manipulating them. The booklet which contains many photos is presented both in Japanese and English and should not be taken lightly as it serves as the valuable informative testimonies of the first performances.