無職・イン・エクスカーション(MIE)は、京都を拠点に多種多様なパフォーマンスやイヴェント企画を実践するタカハシ ‘タカカーン’ セイジと、長年関西で過ごし現在は東京在住のパフォーマンス・アーティスト / 文筆家である Yuko Nexus6 のふたりが2014年から続けているバンド。

池田陽子 (ヴィオラ)、吉田アミ (ヴォイス)、竹下勇馬 (ベース) が1〜2曲でゲスト参加。いかにも無職・イン・エクスカーションの作品らしい、風変わりでありながら心惹かれるアルバム。

どこで買えるの? How to get?
・東京水道橋ftarri
・京都パララックス・レコード PARALLAX RECORDS Kyoto
・tower records
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このCDは、次のように制作されました。まず1時間6分54秒の録音を京都の宇治川沿いで録りました。このテープの上に上書きする形で、数々のトラックが録音されています。曲の間に時々、宇治川の音が顔を出すのは、そんなわけです。ある程度のお歳の方なら、VHSのビデオテープに何度もテレビ番組を録画したり、カセットテープに何度も上書き録音された経験がおありでしょう。唐突に飛び出す消し残りの映像や音声にビックリしたことがあるのは、私だけではないはず。コントロール不能の思いがけなさを、私たちは愛しています。
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Ongoing since 2014, Mushoku In Excursion is a duo project by Takahashi ‘Takakhan’ Seiji and Yuko Nexus6. Kyoto-based Takahashi has planned and organized a wide variety of performances and events. Yuko Nexus6 is a performance artist/writer who lived for a long time in the Kansai area and now resides in Tokyo.

The creation of this album began with the two making a one-hour recording by the Uji River in Kyoto. The tape became a foundation over which Yuko Nexus6 (piano, shamisen, guitar) and Takahashi (guitar) overlaid a recording of the sounds of playing, tuning and cleaning their instruments. This recording was divided into the 16 tracks on this CD. As a result of this recording process, the base recording of the creators’ conversation by the Uji River makes appearances, in intervals ranging from a few seconds to just over a minute, between the overlaid recordings.

Yoko Ikeda (viola), Ami Yoshida (voice) and Yuma Takeshita (bass) each appeared as a guest on one or two tracks. Both idiosyncratic and captivating, this album truly displays the special character of Mushoku In Excursion.

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This CD was produced in the following way. First, we made a recording of one hour, six minutes and 54 seconds (1:06:54) beside the Uji River in Kyoto. Many tracks were recorded over this tape. That’s why the sound of the Uji River occasionally makes an appearance in the tracks. If you’re a person of a certain age, at some time you probably recorded TV shows repeatedly over a VHS videotape, or recorded many times over a cassette tape. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been surprised by an unerased image or sound that suddenly pops out. We love the unexpectedness of things being beyond our control.
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2024年1月28日リリース

Recorded at the Uji River, Kyoto (1), PORT, Osaka (15), and Kutsuki Furuya, Takashima, Shiga Prefecture
Recorded by Makoto Oshiro (2, 3, 6-10, 12, 14)
Mastered by Taku Unami
Artwork and design by Cathy Fishman

Mushoku In Excursion (M.I.E.):
Yuko Nexus6 and Takahashi ‘Takakhan’ Seiji, since 2014

Produced by Yuko Nexus6