Gorgeous track by japanese multi-instrumental singer-songwritter Takako Minekawa and chinese/american guitarist Dustin Wong.
The song develops with Wong (ab)using the delay on his guitar to produce those quick repetitions to go along with Minekawa’s delicate ethereal chants and steady drones.
Wong’s looping technique allows him to overlap all those different guitar elements like a cotton-candy machine (or an architect, for that matter), gradually combining different contrasting rhythms into intricated melodies.
That transition at 1:32 (from where Minekawa takes over) when he cuts the velocity of the delay off a bit is super cool.
Minekawa, on the other side, quietly builds her momentum to take over the song with extreme sensitivity.
Is this sensitivity that, combined with Wong’s geometric guitar, brings the piece to life in a very visual way, like some sort of wind in a painting.
You can find it on their brand new album ‘Toropical Circle’.
It made my day (musically speaking).