A harrowing layered work of solo saxophone and electronics, Descension is at once beautifully elegiac and unflinchingly primal. 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. Descension is a sonic meditation on the legacy of a dark history and its echoing relevance in the present era.
released March 27, 2020
Patrick Shiroishi: Tenor Saxophone, Effects & Voice
Recorded live at 2575 mission, Los Angeles, November 24, 2016
Mixed and mastered by Felix Salazar
Co-produced by Patrick Shiroishi & Felix Salazar
Artwork by Rob Sato
Design by D. Norsen
Vinyl mastering by Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Sound
So happy to see a new album from this band. I've long been a fan of Mazurek and Parker's work in Tortoise, on top of the CUQ... Anyhow, if you're curious about contemporary jazz, this is a terrific place to start.