Unfinished Cities

2008
South of the Border
Producer: André van Rensburg
Number of discs: 1

Recorded in studios and halls from Johannesburg to Japan this release also features world-renowned experimental/virtuoso koto player Chieko Mori (well-known for her work with legendary theater director Robert Wilson and her 2005 release on John Zorn’s Tzadik label) and Yuko Ikoma (member of mama!milk and esquisse) performing on accordion and toy piano.
On his solo guitar tracks, André uses silence as much as his seemingly schizophrenic struggle with the instrument to try and bring as much out of the guitar as possible. Undoubtedly André’s best playing to date.

Here is music steeped deep in ritualistic and ancient improvisational techniques, from the troubled soil of Africa to the dark alleys of modern Tokyo.

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