Sugai Ken

Rvng. Intl - JPN

Blending native folklore, geographical sound design, and personal ambience, Sugai Ken has been an active composer in Japan’s underground scene since the mid-90s. His unhurried and organic compositions, whether self-published or released on beloved labels such as Japan’s EM, offer nimbly molded and reshaped interpretations of sound. Since debuting ToKiShiNe (Freed Records) in 2010, Ken has produced a steady stream of releases, his distinctive process of trimming, treating, and expanding found sounds with 2016’s 鯰上 —On the Quakefish (Lullabies for Insomniacs) and «Tele-N-Tech-Da» in 2018.

 

By: Østre