Chie Mukai and Justin Simon's album Hi Tsuki - 日 月. Available here on LP.
Acoustic instrumentation and synthesizers meet Mukai's haunting voice for four sparse, minimalistic compositions unlike anything in either artists' previous output. Each record comes folded inside thick Italian pastel paper, and each copy has been individu all decorated with a design in sumi ink by Simon. The titles and inserts were silkscreened by Keegan Cooke at The Circadian Press. Chie Mukai is a composer and musician from Osaka, Japan, best known for her underground improv-folk group Ché-SHIZU (PSF), which she founded in 1981. In addition to her song -- based work, Mukai has been an active improviser since 1975, when she joined the East Bionic Symphonia group under the leadership of Fluxus violinist -- composer Takehisa Kosugi at the Biggako Art School of Tokyo. She has since collaborated with Keiji Haino, John Duncan, Agata Morio and many others. Her primary instrument is the bowed Chinese er-hu, but she also plays piano and percussion.
LP - Standard LP.