Feb 10, 2010

Makigamisantachi and Ru-Inchi

Makigamisantachi with Samm Bennett on June 4th, 2007 at Shinjuku Pit-Inn, Tokyo

Another World Of Hikashu is a concert series which is the showcase event of the members' solo works. It seems that it is going to be bi-monthly. The 2nd and 3rd events are announced as follows.

Another World Of Hikashu #2
Makigami (voice, theremin), Freeman (guitar), Sakaide (bass)
Guest: Samm Bennett (electronics)
On April 14th, 2010
@ Aoyama Cay
open 18:00, start 20:00
advance 3,500 yen - at door 4,000 yen

Another World Of Hikashu #3
Mita Freeman (guitar), Sakaide Masami (bass), Sensui Toshiro (drums), iWah
Guest: Shimizu Kazuto (keyboard)
On June 16th, 2010
@ Aoyama Cay
open 18:00, start 20:00
advance 3,500 yen - at door 4,000 yen

Makigamisantachi (its meaning: "Mr. Makigami and his company") is electro improvising trio. It has been a while since their last gig so it is nice to see them again.

Samm Bennett

Samm Bennett is American percussionist, used to be a member of the improvisation unit called Third Person, with cellist Tom Cora. Actually he once played with Makigamisantachi in 2007. At the gig, it was supposed he would play duo with Makigami but he eventually played with the trio and it turned out so good, reportedly. Certainly it is going to be fine performance again.

I'm quite surprised to know Ru-Inchi (sp?) is back. There's so little information about the group. There are no recording available (maybe there's some obscure cassette release) and I don't even know what kind of music they played. As far as I know, the band was formed in early 1980s with Mita, Sakaide and Sensui but the personnel was always in flux. Sensui was a member of Hikashu in 1981-1982 and after quitting the band, he still played with Ru-Inchi. I don't know what the name means, either. At least I could say it is not Japanese. I remember hearing somewhere that it means "Rope" in Chinese but I'm not sure.

It is thrilling to see Sensui playing with Hikashu members again. He still plays the drums but it's quite been a while since he played with them. The last gig of Ru-Inchi was held circa 1986. I'm really looking forward to seeing them at last.

Sensui Toshiro in 1981.

Aoyama CAY website

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