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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

  • Track Listing & Credits


    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.

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