Keiko Higuchi

Vertical Language (Limited Edition) (BE-1006)

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Vertical Language (Limited Edition)

Keiko Higuchi

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LPS 169084




LP 28,91 €

Based in Tokyo, Keiko Higuchi is a vocalist and instrumentalist internationally renowned both for her solo performances and extensive collaborations in the world of underground improvisation, jazz and the avant garde.

On Vertical Language, Higuchi has created an evocative and hauntingly beautiful album that unfurls in equal parts light and darkness, form and emptiness. On solo voice and piano as well as in duets with bassist Louis Inage, Higuchi performs a collection of songs and improvisations that take unexpected paths; her voice and piano starkly, soulfully emerge.

They gradually take form as sparse notes resonate and build into intense layers of sound. The music is unvarnished and deeply personal- it embraces traditional Japanese and spiritual musics as well as even jazz and bossa nova but never completely turning itself over to their familiar forms


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Scenery One
  • A2. Scenery Two
  • A3. Scenery Three
  • SIDE B
  • B1. The Still 01
  • B2. The Still 02 Okesa
  • B3. The Still 03 Motherless Child
  • B4. The Still 04 Black Orpheus
  • B5. The Still 05 Esashi Oiwake