unplugboy a_e1

by daniel weaver

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This was originally released as 2 mini CDs in 1 cute rubber package. Paired with a_e2; a duet with Toshimaru Nakamura.
This is the solo CD, recorded live.

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released May 3, 2002

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daniel weaver West Yorkshire, UK

Having worked in theatre and contemporary dance for 30 years I have amassed a back catalog that is hard to categorise. So apologies if this site seems confusing. I make music in so many different contexts and enjoy the variety of uses it finds, from the obscure to the family friendly. ... more

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Track Name: unplugboy - liverpool
The bleak, stubbornly anti-human non-music that arose from Tokyo's Off Site scene has always baffled me. I've heard a ton of music, and lemme tell you... it takes a lot to baffle me. One of the scene's chief instigators/antagonists was (is?) Toshimaru Nakamura, who plays a mixing board feeding back onto itself. Some of his work resembles music. Other times, it's a thin wave of nearly-eventless piercing sine tones that feels no need to make itself easy to listen to. These live collaborations with cellist Daniel Weaver (aka Unplugboy) from their 2001 UK tour is one of Nakamura's more music-like productions. It came out as a set of two 3"CDs in an adorable little stapled pouch.
Track Name: unplugboy - newcastle
Review by Brian Olewnick

Dan Weaver, of Stock, Hausen & Walkman fame, is featured on both portions of this double mini-disc release, on his own on the first and in duo with Toshimaru Nakamura on the second. The two cuts on disc one, "Liverpool" and "Newcastle," present Weaver on laptop computer utilizing cello input. On "Liverpool" the cello sounds tend toward the richly and percussively plucked, forming a steady spine around which electronic washes and pings swirl and dance, while the second track concentrates on beguilingly tonal scrapes and deep, bell-like tones. Both cuts ably use the resonance of the cello (filtered through the computer) as a fine foil for the imaginative electronics. Nakamura, on his patented no-input mixing board, joins Weaver for the second disc, adding a substantial layer of creative anesthesia to the proceedings. The relatively luxurious environment provided by Weaver offers an enticing counterpoint to Nakamura's typically spare and pristine approach. "Chinese" has an almost playful air about it, the two musicians gamboling about each other, while "Indian" is marvelously dark and threatening, a penetrating drone surrounding metallic rasps with insistent, subsidiary drones emerging and receding before the entire thing splinters into a spray of electronic glitchery. Adventurous electronica fans could find much to enjoy here as well as electro-acoustic aficionados in general. Especially recommended for Nakamura listeners wanting to hear him stretch out. A fine recording all around.