Toshimaru Nakamura is one of the doyens of the Japanese improv scene dubbed 'Onkyo' - his instrument of choice is the no-input mixing board, which is, as it suggests, a mixing desk with no external input, just the internal workings of the machine. From this he coaxes an amazing range of ambient drones, rhythms and buzzes.
On this wonderful album he is joined by another Onkyo notable Tetuzi Akiyama on guitar for one track and trumpeter Arve Henriksen for three (but we're not talking Herb Alpert here .... Henriksen produces an array of breath-noises and valve sounds).
It is fascinating to hear how these musicians interact with each other - no ego, no grandstanding, just musical wit and intelligence.
Even better, for my money, are the four entries in Nakamura's long-running 'Nimb' series - just the man and his mixing-board, creating an enthralling array of tones and textures. It could be Glitch, but not as we know it. Anyone interested in the more esoteric corners of Electronica should give this a listen.