Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise: Takashi Yagisawa
(2016/Sundazed) 12 tracks. Afro-Asian Exotica! Jungle beats and lush rhythms from the famed film and television composer. An early stereo marvel from the original 1958 tapes! Takashi ´Tak´ Shindo was one of the most prominent purveyors of that gorgeous genre known as Exotica, a magnificent and surreal style of music which took the sounds of cultures at the time unknown or mysterious and blended it into a swingy, sexy stew. As a Japanese-American, Shindo brought a unique cultural perspective to the proceedings -- he combined the sounds of his own heritage into a brilliantly orchestrated shabu-shabu that made him a highly in-demand arranger and composer (Shindo would later become known for his TV scores, including Gunsmoke). Nowadays, we´d call it ´appropriation,´ but at the time Exotica knew no such boundaries -- anybody´s culture and sound was fair game, often leading to unusual and thrilling combinations of sound. Mganga! is Shindo´s exploration of African sounds -- it´s obvious that his knowledge of African and afro-Cuban musical forms was based not only on a knowledge of traditional native music but also from soundtracks and ´´fantasy´´ versions of music from the African diaspora. Drums and congas abound, as do guttural chants and thrilling Cuban rhythms (and the ever-present exotica sound effects!). But Shindo´s own love of Japanese sounds crop up here and there too -- listen for Japanese scales and traditional instruments such as the koto. Modern Harmonic presents the thrilling Mganga! the way it was meant to be heard -- thrillingly mastered from the master tapes. Pour yourself an exotic cocktail, turn the lights down low and let Tak Shindo take you to his own crazy, sexy version of Africa!
Race for Empire:Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II University of California Press. 1. Auflage Takashi Fujitani
Chemotaxis, Reaction, Network:Mathematics for Self-Organization Takashi Suzuki
General Equilibrium Analysis Of Production And Increasing Returns: Takashi Suzuki
True Potato Seed:a technique for increasing potato production in the world Tuhin Suvra Roy, Takashi Nishizawa, Mohammad Hazrat Ali
Terrestrial Neutron-induced Soft Error In Advanced Memory Devices: Takashi Nakamura, Eishi Ibe, Mamoru Baba
Handbook On Secondary Particle Production And Transport By High-energy Heavy Ions (With Cd-rom):(With CD-ROM) Lawrence Heilbronn, Takashi Nakamura
Our narrator´s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor´s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . . Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself - and his beloved cat - to the brink. If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man´s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.
A comprehensive volume-overseen by the artist himself-on one of the most renowned living artists today, Takashi Murakami. Takashi Murakami is celebrated the world over for his deft blurring of high and low art. In this volume, accompanying a major exhibition of his work and the first in the Middle East, readers are immersed in the unique way Murakami channels the ecstasy and anxiety of contemporary culture. Conceived by the artist as a self-portrait in the guise of a cartoon, Murakami - Ego illuminates the role of the artist as a cipher and critic of pop phenomena as well as a mirror of global networks of consumerism, interpretation, and exchange. The book features some of the artist´s most celebrated series, including Kaikai Kiki Lots of Faces and Pom and Me. Murakami has conceived of the exhibition itself as a work of art, creating new modes of display that include sculptural pedestals with digital animation, a circus tent that doubles as an indoor cinema, and an impressive 300-foot-long painting, all of which are featured in the book. In addition to an interview by curator Massimiliano Gioni, Murakami will contribute writings on various works.