A harrowing layered work of solo saxophone and electronics, Descension is at once beautifully elegiac and unflinchingly primal. It is a sonic meditation on the legacy of a dark history and its echoing relevance in the present era. Patrick Shiroishi is one of the key artists to emerge from the current L.A. free improvisation avant-underground; his first vinyl release is a spiritual journey that reveals his deeply reflective and unique musical vision.
Deluxe Embossed Heavy Tip-On Jacket with Spot Colors, Spot UV. Includes insert and download card.
Patrick Shiroishi "Descension" LP
A1. once there was only dark
A2. grandchildren of the camps
B1. tomorrow is almost over
B2. above the black heavens is endless (for eno lai & lavinia axume)
Patrick Shiroishi: tenor saxophone, effects & voice
Recorded live at 2575 mission, Los Angeles, November 24, 2016.
Mixed and mastered by Felix Salazar
Vinyl mastering by Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Sound
Co-produced by Patrick Shiroishi & Felix Salazar
Artwork by Rob Sato
Design by D. Norsen
Pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI), Camarillo, CA.
Jackets Printed by Stoughton Printing, City of Industry, CA.