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Downgoing Slab Downgoing Slab 2:59    
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Track length:2:59
Artist: Yumiko Tanaka & Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: NOSFA0517010
Semi Rigid Lower Mantle Semi Rigid Lower Mantle 9:09    
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Track length:9:09
Yumiko Tanaka & Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: NOSFA0517020
Young Oceanic Crust Young Oceanic Crust 12:00    
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Track length:12:00
Yumiko Tanaka & Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: NOSFA0517030
Eurasian Plate Eurasian Plate 12:22    
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Track length:12:22
Yumiko Tanaka & Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: NOSFA0517040
Mid-Atlantic Ridge Mid-Atlantic Ridge 10:54    
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Track length:10:54
Yumiko Tanaka & Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: NOSFA0517050
Spor 06 Spor 06 4:58    
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Track length:4:58
Yumiko Tanaka & Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: NOSFA0517060

Sofa Releases

A Summer's Night At The Crooked Forest
The Sea Looks Green When The Sky Is Grey
Yesterday Night You Were Sleeping At My Place
Nectars Of Emergence

About Yumiko Tanaka & Ivar Grydeland:

Yumiko Tanaka

Since her debut, Tanaka has been very active as a powerful shamisen and vocal musician - not only in the world of traditional Japanese music, but also in contemporary music, opera, musical theater,
ethno-pop, avant-garde music, free jazz and improvised music.

In 1982 Tanaka joined the traditional Japanese instrumental ensemble Pro Musica Nipponia, which plays both contemporary and traditional music. In the world of jazz and free improvisation she has played with Japanese musicians like guitarists Kazumi Watanabe and Kazuhisa Uchihashi, saxophonists Akira Sakata and Kazutoki Umezu, percussionist Kiyohiko Semba, and violinist Asuka Kaneko; and non-Japanese musicians like drummers Samm Bennett and David Moss, computer musician Carl Stone, sax player Ned Rothenberg, and guitarist Elliott Sharp. In '94
and '97 she participated in the Tokyo version of John Zorn's Cobra, which was performed entirely by Japanese musicians. In '95 she performe...