FUJI​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​TA “tsu tsu”

Yosuke Fujita (aka FUJI​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​TA) crafts haunting allegories. The instrument maker and sound artist unearths gentle, fragile tones that are cryptic in their illusory simplicity. Fujita recorded tsu tsu in an abandoned tunnel and the resonance imbues the recordings with ghostly reverb, “hiru” sounding like eternal music that he’s tapped into and pulled from the black sky. Subtle harmonic shifts warble into life, searching for a host. “yoru” is a different prospect entirely with Fujita’s voice echoing like a beacon to ancient spirits, calling them home over the solemn piano notes. It’s deeply affecting and beautiful in a melancholic, funereal way taked unexpected paths as field recordings are incorporated with a jolt. I may be uneasy about it, but I want to spend more time in this uneasy world. tsu tsu is another stellar offering in FUJI​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​|​TA’s ever impressive discography.