Yuma Takeshita's "Mechanization" is an electronic improvisation that combines sweeping rhythms, melodic synthesis and randomized sound patterns. Split in two parts, side A features six pieces of improvised computer music while side B collects two live improvisations which feature a self-made electronic-bass as main instrument (constructed by Yuma Takeshita himself) and were recorded separately in Inage and Egota, Japan.
Both sides are percussive in nature and rely on the manipulation of sometimes short or sometimes more elaborate patterns of filtered loops and noises. Especially side A creates the illusion of a room full of random machines which release their sounds over and against one another – a clockwork that was set in motion an now plays for itself in a clipped and stuttering language.
Both live-improvisations on side B feature Yuma Takeshita's self made electronic-bass as main sound source (you can find pictures of the instrument here: electro-bass.tumblr.com
). The rhythmic patterns in these recordings resemble the patterns on side A but are getting slowly washed away during the performances. The bass-playing itself becomes noticeable from time to time only to be stopped by sudden reappearances of the percussive loops from the beginning.
Born in Osaka in 1982, Yuma Takeshita started recording experimental / improvised music around 2001. After moving to Tokyo in 2011 he began constructing his own instruments by modifying an electronic-bass guitar with different sound modules and machines.
Besides his solo-recordings he plays in different groups and released two full-length albums as <<>> metsu (Teruyuki Oshima, Kayu Nakata, Yuma Takeshita, Yuji Ishihara) in 2015.
Play loud. Non-Notebook-Speakers recommended.