Archive

by Sofheso

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    Two prison style tapes in a butterfly case

    12 panels of sketches by artist Kan Togashi, made during Sofheso's live performances, printed on heavy watercolour paper

    very black and white slipcase

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about

"As sensitive as Burial, with some of Autechre’s dance floor complexity to boot, but it’s clear that no one makes compelling noise music quite like Sofheso" - Bleep

"the emotional impact is that of a solitary battering ram to the gut... the excitement I feel when listening to Sofheso is utterly primal" - ATTN:Magazine

"a staggering introduction to a mysterious talent" - The Quietus

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First Terrace Records are honoured to present a major retrospective of prolific yet unsung noise-maker Sofheso. Having been writing, performing and recording relentlessly throughout Japan for at least the last decade, the tracks that form this archival release have been selected from a huge quantity and variety of sessions, and arranged in a way that we hope serves as a fittingly monolithic (yet ultimately penetrable) introduction to Sofheso’s singular and thrilling creative vision.

The sound is the process, and the process is architectural, layering drums and short samples into a contorting mass of concrete and steel. In photography the camera lens enjoys a vast intricacy of scaffolding or the skeletal beginnings of a modern building much more than the glossy outer layer, and just so here. There is a deep satisfaction in hearing the construction, witnessing the casting of each new sculpture. Sofheso has created a sonic language entirely his own, with which he is able to articulate seemingly infinite rhythmic and textural possibilities.

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all music written, performed and recorded by iioka tohru
artwork by kan togashi
mastered by rupert clervaux
track selection & design by First Terrace
dubbed by JC Leisure at Pale Master

Edition of 150

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released November 16, 2018

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