New Japan
Makigami Koichi :  Electric Eel
Cat. # 7216
Released Oct 1998
cd time - 46:25
US Price $16.00
An entire CD of compositions and improvisations on jaw harps! Creative and versatile, Makigami's first CD of solo voice improvisations was a favorite of vocalists from Mike Patton to Pavarotti. On Electric Eel he takes an unexpected turn. While studying Mongolian throat singing with masters in Tuva, Makigami became acquainted with the simple folk instrument the jaw harp. Fascination turning to obsession, he has now developed an incredible array of extended techniques on this ancient instrument, and in collaboration with Swiss "Maul-Trommel" virtuoso Anton Bruhin (who has released several CDs of traditional European music for jaw harp), they have created a CD of sounds you've never heard before. In addition to over 50 different varieties from soprano to contrabasso, this astounding recording also features the premiere of Anton Bruhin's electric jaw harp and water jaw harp.
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