Liberski/Yoshida – Climate Changes
“Climate Changes”, as a first single preceding an upcoming album set to be released in the beginning of 2024, celebrates the arrival of an exceptional duo on Totalism.
Casimir Liberski, pianist, improviser and composer from Belgium is joining forces with legendary Japanese drummer Tatsuya Yoshida in a collaborative duo of free improvisation and syncretic new music. Ranging from brutal progressive math punk, contemporary free jazz and electro-acoustic experimental, their music can be described as a force of nature – an impermanent angry sea that goes from an impetuous tempest to moments of lull.
The two musicians first met in Brussels a year before COVID, during Yoshida’s tour with his “Sax Ruins” project with female saxophonist Ryoko Ono. Casimir had sat in on their set and from then on started collaborating with both Ryoko and Tatsuya separately. In winter 2022, after Japan had finally reopened its border, Casimir could go to Tokyo where he and Tatsuya gave a concert in a very small club called Thelonious. Thankfully, Tatsuya had the good reflex to record the concert.
Under John Zorn’s clever recommendation, the album was creatively mixed by James Dellatacoma and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper. Artwork by Pascal Bernier.
September 1, 2023