*PRE-ORDER* Chihei Hatakeyama & Shun Ishiwaka - 'Magnificent Little Dudes vol. 1' Vinyl LP
*PRE-ORDER* Chihei Hatakeyama & Shun Ishiwaka - 'Magnificent Little Dudes vol. 1' Vinyl LP

*PRE-ORDER* Chihei Hatakeyama & Shun Ishiwaka - 'Magnificent Little Dudes vol. 1' Vinyl LP

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Magnificent Little Dudes vol. 1 - Chihei Hatakeyama & Shun Ishiwaka

2 x 140gm with OBI Strip

Release Date: Friday 31st May 2024

Recorded in sessions spanning eighteen months, Magnificent Little Dudes Vol.1 is full of obscure beats and samples, ethereal droning synth lines, and drumming that lifts and drive the record into new territory. The duo are also joined by Japanese guest vocal performer Hatis Noit (Erased Tapes) in the penultimate track “M4”, which his released today as the first single.

“M4” perfectly exemplifies the album’s atmospheric and subtly intricate makeup, combining

mellifluous guitar lines with memory-evoking, slaloming electronics, while Ishiwaka’s drums ruminate in the background of the track and Noit’s otherworldly vocals add an element of wistful drama.

Speaking on the recording process, Hatakeyama says “No overdubbing was done. I like the 70's style of recording and wanted to give it an old-time jazz feel.” Speaking about his influences when writing the album, he goes on to say “It may not sound like much, but it's free jazz, spiritual jazz. I love Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra. Conceptually, we didn’t prepare anything in advance, but chose to take inspiration from the place, the studio, the venue, the weather, the temperature of the day, and so on – the album is full of short improvisations. I love Les Rallizes Dénudés, Keiji Haino, and My Bloody Valentine as well, so that's where a lot the guitar-based influence comes from”



Side A M0

Side B M1.1

Side C M1.2

Side D M4 M7



Chihei Hatakeyama: electric guitar and sound effects Shun Ishiwaka: drums and percussion, piano on ‘M7’ Hatis Noit: voice on ‘M4’

Tracks 1, 2, 3 and 5 Composed by Chihei Hatakeyama and Shun Ishiwaka Track 4 Composed by Chihei Hatakeyama, Shun Ishiwaka and Hatis Noit

Produced by Darrel Sheinman

Chihei and Shun recorded at Aobadai Studio, Tokyo Engineered by Masato Hara

Hatis Noit recorded at RAK Studio, London Engineered by Kristina Rhodes

Track 1-4 mixed by Caspar Sutton-Jones Track 5 mixed by Chihei Hatakeyama Mastered by Caspar Sutton-Jones

Graphic Design by Alan Foulkes & © Gearbox Records, 2024



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