Two Releases Now Out on Unseen Worlds


Two albums just released on CD. HIMALAYA, the newest of them (featuring title track with @akaihirume), is now out on CD and DIGITAL formats. BAROO joins the physical realm today on CD, as well. Both HIMALAYA and BAROO have delicious vinyl platters forthcoming. Please enjoy this first course… artwork by Sam Lubicz

“Stone makes music that can hit your ear holes like a DMT flash.”
– Richard Gehr, Relix

“Stone is still ahead of the game when it comes to his knack for discovering a world of music in a grain of sound.” – Julian Cowley, The Wire

“It’s another hall of mirrors but this time, its every surface is in a packed lysergic night club. Strings stretched, fragments jackhammer, and thick synthetic arcs swarm….Stone is on fire here” – John J Nicol, Obladada

https://unseenworlds.bandcamp.com/album/himalaya
https://unseenworlds.bandcamp.com/album/baroo

October 20 open 17h00 start 19h00 Yokohama JP CAVE横浜

Sunday October 20 2019 open 17h00 start 19h00
Carl and Akaihirume appear as part of an event headlined by an improvo of modular synth / percussion and electric guitar by Danish musician Anders Bach and Kyoto guitarist Kouta Yamauchi.

Artists:

  • Anders Bach (DK) + 山内弘太
  • 夏の大△ +???
  • ensui
  • Carl Stone and Akihirume
  • [カールストーンと赤い日ル女]
  • 未同定

adv. 2500 yen + 1drink
door. 3000 yen + 1drink

CAVE横浜
Kanagawa ken Yokohama Naka-ku Isezaki-Cho 1-3-1

Yokohama JP

the.cave.event1020@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/cave.curry.sound/
https://www.facebook.com/events/546447462953263/

November 2 open 19h00 start 19h00 Tokyo Ochiai Soup

Saturday November 2 2019 open 19h00 start 19h30
Test Tone Presents: Signals Down

Carl Stone + Ikeda Yoko
Gregor Vidic + Cal Lyall + Nicolas Field
Yagi Michiyo + Yoshida Tatsuya
DJ beermike (SuperDeluxe)>

Artists:

2000 yen (includes 1 drink)

Soup
3-9-10 Mikasa BLD BF1 Kamiochiai Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
東京都新宿区落合3-9-10 三笠ビルBF1
Map (English) at here
Map (Japanese) at here
http://ochiaisoup.web.fc2.com/schedulethis.html
http://ochiaisoup.com

November 3 time tba Tokyo Shibuya JP EdGEof Live Performance for BBC Radio 3

Sunday November 3 2019 time tba
Carl Stone and Akihirume live on the BBC. You can attend this performance in person. Details to come soon!

BBC Radio 3 have asked Nick Luscombe to curate a night during their Japan Proms season, which will feature a range of core classical performances by the Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Osaka and Tokyo. ISo this event features a more avant-garde selection from artists based in Tokyo.

Artists:

  • Carl Stone + Akaihirume (赤い日ル女)
  • Sugai Ken
  • Masanori Oishi
  • and more!

EdGEof
Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya Jinnan 1-11-13
Tokyo Shibuya JP

Map (English) at here

November 17 open 14:00 start 15:00 ftarri Ftarri Festival 2019

Sunday November 17 2019 open 14:00 start 15:00
Carl performs with Akaihirume (赤い日ル女 ) on the 4th and final day of the 2019 FTARRI FESTIVAL. The third and forth comcerts take place in the cool venue known as BuOY,

Artists:

  • Ftarri Ensemble
  • TANAKA Junichiro (guitar) + sei (vocals)
  • AKAMA Ryoko (piano, small objects) + IKEDA Yoko (viola) + IKEDA Wakana (flute) + ZHAO Cong (mixer feedback, objects, etc.)
  • Carl STONE (laptop) + Akaihirume (vocals, keyboard)
  • IMAI Kazuo (Guitar)
  • Johnny Chang (violin) + Samuel Dunscombe (clarinet) + OGAWA Michiko (clarinet)*
  • Filiment (OTOMO Yoshihide + Sachiko M)

General – 5,500 yen in advance, 6,000 yen at the door
Student – 4,500 yen in advance, 5,000 yen at the door
General and Student tickets include 1 beverage each day.
2-day pass (advance purchase only):
General – 10,000 yen / Student – 8,000 yen

ftarri
Okuno Bldg B1F 1-4-11 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo

Map (Japanese) at here
info@ftarri.com
http://www.ftarri.com/festival/2019/index-e.html
http://ftarri.com/suidobashi/index-e.html
https://www.facebook.com/Ftarri-Festival-108252680570264/

December 6 19h30 Tokyo Shimo-Kitazawa Japan Apollo Live At The Apollo!

Friday December 6 2019 19h30
Carl joins up for a first time meeting with guitarist Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) and New Mexico based virtuoso percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani (a rare performance in his home country). You will want to be there for this unique combination.

Artists:

¥2000 advance, ¥2500 same day, 1 drink minimum

Apollo
EIKO Bldg. B1, Kitazawa 2-9-22 Setagaya-ku Tokyo
東京都世田谷区北沢2-9-22 EIKOビルB1
Map (Japanese) at here
https://ameblo.jp/430416apollo/
https://www.facebook.com/events/438765326759192/

TOUCHING EXTREMES Reviews Baroo in their May Edition

CARL STONE – Baroo

BY MASSIMO RICCI MAY 24, 2019

The last few years have given us a chance to gather a sizable chunk of Carl Stone’s older material. A pair of archival releases on this very label reminded us of the reasons for our immediate falling in love with Mom’s way back in 1992. Now it’s time to celebrate, and perhaps dance to the tune of a completely new record.
Well, not exactly. Baroo’s tracklist comprises two opuses from 2011, the remaining ones having been composed in 2018. It doesn’t matter anyway; Stone’s researching between the cracks of an intercontinental aesthetic consciousness yields laudable results whatever the age of his sounds. If anything, we could jokingly describe this item as a rhythmically charged “mutant pop” album; however, its interlocking patterns and splintered harmonic elements betray compositional subtleties that might be missed by the casual listener’s (lack of) focus. And yet, the composer himself states his hope for the audience to have fun with this music. Mission accomplished, needless to say: the title track – an entrancing salsa kaleidoscope that would stimulate Steve Reich’s jealousy – is alone worth the price of admission.
Still, this writer’s favorite is the subsequent “Xé May”. It is entirely performed on the Electron Octatrack, a small-sized sampling device that can do miracles in the right hands. A persistent “panther walk” bass vamp is a hook for the mind to coordinate its components; from there on, everything but the proverbial kitchen sink is thrown in by Stone. Pseudo-industrial lo-fi-ness, synthetic substrata, looped-and-bent voices halfway through a misshapen invocation and a muezzin’s Japanese mistress trapped inside a washing machine. These apparently absurd cohabitations, plus the substances distilled from their gradual modification, trigger sensational repercussions.
Baroo is a sunray piercing the black clouds and the cold fog to warm human plants whose flourishing is delayed. When you’re down and troubled – but don’t need a helping hand – it will work wonders, improving the mood much better than any antidepressant. Keep it close.

https://touchingextremes.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/carl-stone-baroo/