Open Reel article

I encountered the Open Reel Ensemble when they were mentioned in one of the Gakken Otona no Kagaku kit mooks. The group uses reel-to-reel recorders to create experimental music for live performances. They have a new album out – “Vocal Codes”, and are currently on tour in Kyoto. The Japan Times ran an interview with some of the members a few days ago, and I decided to save it to file. The author of the piece makes the statement “With four giant reel-to-reel audio tape recorders behind it on stage, Open Reel Ensemble could almost be mistaken for a Japanese version of Kraftwerk.” I don’t know if this is supposed to be a compliment or an insult. Anyway, here’s the link if you want to read the article.

And, One Reel’s latest official youtube video.

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