Oto Nova Japan 音の波 : Mari* with Sugai Ken

First broadcast date: 4 June 2018

Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and twice a month presents two hours introducing a new wave of artists coming out of Japan with her Oto Nova show.

In this episode Mari is joined by Japanese experimental sound artist Sugai Ken. One of the most important Japanese ambient and new age artists to emerge in recent times. Ken and Mari discuss the philosophy behind his music based on his latest album UkabazUmorezU via RVNG Intl. and some of the inspirational music chosen by Ken.

Mari* also plays a mini mix in anticipation for Worldwide Festival Sete, under the theme of the festival’s Japan Day on July 4th.

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DJ Krush feat. Yukihiro Atsumi – Divine Protection [ES・U・ES CORPORATION]
Masayoshi Fujita – It’s Magical [Erased Tapes]
DJ Nobu – Map of Chiba [forthcoming]
Hello, Wendy! – Computer Love [USM Japan]
Yosi Horikawa feat. Tarriona TANK Ball – A Song for NOLA [ACE HOTEL AND VINYL ME, PLEASE]
Takeo Moriyama – Watarase [Denon]
Ryo Fukui – I Want To Talk About You [Trio Records]
Ken Sugai – Dojiri [RVNG Intl.]
Ólafur Arnalds – 0040 [Erased Tapes]
Ken Sugai – Mukashi [RVNG Intl.]
Ken Sugai – Okera [RVNG Intl.]
Naoyuki Onda – Temple In The Twilight [Pacific Moon]
Haruomi Hosono – MERCURIC DANCE (水銀~躍動の踊り) [Monad Records]
Ken Sugai – Katsura [RVNG Intl.]



// Mari Mini-Mix //



DJ KRUSH – Asterism (Interlude) [Es-U-Es Corporation]
Toshio Matsuura Group – L.M.II [Brownswood]
Kiko Navarro – La Cosa (Dazzle Drums Dub) [BBE]
Aalko – B.I.C. [Kebko Music]
Satoshi Tomiie – Bassline (Dana Ruh Remix) [No.19 Music]
Toshio Matsuura Group – L.M.II [Brownswood]
Katalyst & Steve Spacek – How Bout Us [BBE]

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