Shinya Wada organizes an event in the Kansai region of Japan called IdleMoments, which the party’s official site describes as being for “musicians who advocate a new sound in Japan.” It goes on, saying those behind IdleMoments “strive for the pursuit of a new possibility” and that they want to focus on artists who make music that “cannot be bundled with the word ‘electronic music.’” Wada himself is doing his part with his recording project Eadonmm, which has him teaming up Osaka’s Day Tripper Records to release a limited-run cassette featuring two tracks. True to his mission statement, Wada’s work isn’t easy to categorize. The tape’s title track, “Anne,” features hallmarks of several micro-genres (syrupy vocal samples, spooky bells at the beginning, chopped up beats, etc.) and whatever you want to call James Blake’s minimal take on dubstep, but evolves into something unlike either of those, with an unspooling mix of shadowy voices and simplistic percussion content to circle around creepily. Meanwhile, “Desert Rendezvous” manages to be even more unsettling, with the voices more ghostly (and joined by some somber piano) while the background of the song pops and cracks into oblivion.
Anne is now available from Day Tripper Records
Written by Patrick St. Michel