Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Chie Mukai
Solo Improvisations



Re-mastered reissue of Chie Mukai's second solo album, originally released in 2000 in an edition of 300 copies that immediately sold out on issue. This new edition comes in a gorgeous silkscreened gatefold sleeve with obi strip. Three tracks recorded live at Kid Ailack Art Hall in Tokyo with vocals, er-hu, kengali, rings and cymbals. The music is slow, spacious folk-trance with the knotty droning sonorities of the er-hu sounding like the folk music of a phantom planet. A very melancholy set that feels like a more tactile, primitive take on the endless tides of Takehisa Kosugi's legendary Catch Wave.