Space Machine – Complete Space Tuning Box 4CD
Conceived as a vehicle to explore electronic synthesis around the turn of the new millennium, Space Machine is Takushi “Maso” Yamazaki‘s “analog electronic cosmic sound project”. Combining elements of psychedelia, drone, and experimental music, Space Machine crafts a sonic tapestry that defies categorization. Yamazaki‘s sonic palette encompasses layers of space ring, hypnotic rhythms, and ethereal synthesizers, creating a rich and textured soundscape. His mastery lies in the ability to blend these disparate elements seamlessly, resulting in a cohesive and transcendent musical journey. Space Machine draws on the artists deep and long-standing love of early electronic music from the ’50s and ’60s, his collecting of analog synthesizers and vintage electronic equipment over the years that he was primarily active as Masonna, and a desire to find a new creative pathway for his work, which was facilitated by being forced, in 2000, to temporarily cease Masonna activities due to ill health, allowed him to concentrate more fully on that project that would emerge later that year. In rapid succession between 2001 and 2005, Yamazaki released three full lengths and four EPs, all the products of his daily, tripped out inner explorations of music at his Space Machine Systems Studio. “Complete Space Tuning Box” gathers all these works, the project’s debut – “Cosmos from Diode Ladder Filter” – the beautiful album “2” and “3” and the entirety of those EPs.
Space Machine is the perfect counterpoint to Masonna. Rather than screaming noise and physical action, here Yamazaki veers toward the territory of non-rhythmic, pure electronics that resonate heavily with post-war avant-garde synthesis, channeling a similar territory of sonority that emerged from studios like Princeton, Columbia, EMS, GRM, conjoined with more contemporary temperaments of electronica and onkyo free improvisation as well as the Krautrock of Zeit‘s Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze‘s early solo works via analog echo machines and synthesizers (EMS VSC3, Roland System 100 & 100M, PAIA 4700 Modular, Doepfer Modular, among many others). The music of Space Machine has an otherworldly quality, evoking visions of distant galaxies and cosmic landscapes. Yamazaki‘s compositions often unfold slowly, building layers of sound that ebb and flow like celestial tides. There is a sense of vastness and expansiveness in the music, as if listeners are being carried through the depths of the universe on a cosmic voyage. What sets Space Machine apart is Yamazaki’s keen sense of improvisation and experimentation. He fearlessly embraces unpredictability and spontaneity, allowing the music to evolve organically. Each performance becomes a unique and immersive experience, with Yamazaki navigating through sonic realms in real-time, defying traditional notions of structure and form.
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