Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa 'Are Euphoria' LP
The sounds of Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are a coalescence of the complexities of life, with the sheer joy of imaginative creation. ‘Are Euphoria’ continues to dive deeper into the dreamlike Technicolor tapestries their songs have always explored, blossoming forward with each cycle of loops. Completely characteristic of their style, Wong and Minekawa achieve a density of textures, timbres, beats and harmonies while remaining totally weightless, suspended in the air.
‘Are Euphoria’ is deeply influenced by a branch of ‘fusion’ that is more about creating a world rather than focusing on performance or technical dexterity. Musicians like Yasuaki Shimizu, Motohiko Hamase, Mono Fontana, Joe Zawinul, Steve Shehan and many others that were able to create musical environments helped to inspire the worlds created on ‘Are Euphoria’.
Takako Minekawa and Dustin Wong sought out Co La (Matthew Papich) to co-produce the album, due to his unique ability to place sounds and build compositions, which is leading a new type of expression in music. His surreal and conceptual approach made for a perfect combination with worlds created by the songs on ‘Are Euphoria’.
Dustin Wong has toured extensively with Beach House, Mountain Goats, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks and The Dodos. Takako Minekawa has previously collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cornelius, Buffalo Daughter and Dymaxion.
LP pressed on virgin vinyl with artworked inner sleeve and free download card.
Available to independent retailers packaged with a deluxe lenticular art card featuring photos of Dustin and Takako.
Catalogue number: THRILL439LP
Label: Thrill Jockey