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.