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From a distance, everything shines

by Danketsu 10

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The work of the Danketsu group - formerly 9, now 10 - has always revolved around ideas of unity, inclusion and equality. Their latest, completely improvised album titled From a distance, everything shines embodies these ideals; in the subtlety of each contribution, the gentleness of each performer, the willingness to contribute to something greater than each member on their own. The music here is largely graceful, sublime, almost peaceful, and even the more harrowing moments dissolve into a conclusion that's uplifting. The title of the track “ชั่วเจ็ดทีดีเจ็ดหน” is a Thai Buddhist proverb which translates to “Bad seven times, good seven times”. Patrick Shiroishi, the leader of the group, explains that to him this means that “there is something good even in a bad situation.”

'From a distance, everything shines' is the third release of the Danketsu group. As Danketsu 9, they released albums on Never Anything Records and Patient Sounds. This album is their first as Danketsu 10.

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released August 21, 2020

In memory of Lesanu "Sonny" Abegaze

Jason Adams - cello
Kelly Coats - flute
Dylan Fujioka - accordion & percussion
Noah Guevara - guitar
Pauline Lay - violin
Ken Moore - double bass
Amber Navran - clarinet & tenor saxophone
Patrick Shiroishi - suona & alto saxophone
Mallory Soto - voice
Ang Wilson - flute

Released by Warm Winters Ltd. as WW006
Recorded at Human Resources on the 9th of March, 2019
Recorded and mastered by Felix Salazar
Photography by Jess Castillo
Cover and cassette design by Taavi Kelle

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Patrick Shiroishi Los Angeles, California

saxophone player in corima, upsilon acrux, nakata, in the womb, oort smog, sunreader, danketsu 10, kogarashi & borasisi

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