New Japan
Death Ambient :  Death Ambient
Cat. # 7207
Released 1995
cd time - 48:43
US Price $16.00
Death Ambient teams three of the world's most exciting improvisers in a fascinating album that blurs styles and smashes genres in a dark world of unusual sounds and unorthodox techniques.

Bassist Kato Hideki was an original member of Ground Zero, has recorded with his own group Bass Army, and is a frequent collaborator with Tenko, Haino Keiji and Zeena Parkins among others.

Ikue Mori has developed a personal and innovative technique of playing samplers triggered by adapted drum machines. A member of the legendary No-Wave trio DNA (with Arto Lindsay), Mori has recorded with Death Praxis (with Tenko), Vibraslaps (with Catherine Jauniaux), Ursa's Door (with Zeena Parkins) and many others.

Fred Frith is one of the most important and influential guitarists in rock and improvisational music of the past three decades. He was a founding member of Henry Cow and the Art Bears in the early '70s, and played with Skeleton Crew, Curlew, Cassiber, Massacre, Material, the Golden Palominos, French Frith Kaiser & Thompson, Naked City, The Residents, John Zorn, Rene Lussier, and Derek Bailey, among others.
Fred Frith: Guitar
Hideki Kato: Bass
Ikue Mori: Drum Machines