Isaac Aronson’s recent review of Tetsuya Hori’s record entitled “Dried Fish Is Just Good As Bait“ is chock full of healthy critique and praise. Aronson begins his review with skepticism over Hori’s claim that:
“My pieces do not have concept. That is my concept. The concept develops in the head of the listener.”
Aronson opines that statements like these are often parroted by artists whose ideas “really only make sense to them.” Or something like that. His latent skepticism is quickly brushed aside and rightly finds in Dried Fish:
“…a beautiful album with a surprising array of emotions… Dried Fish blurs the line between instrument and object, allowing the listener to truly get lost in the piece and explore the emotions within.”
Rating the album 9 out of 10, Aronson plainly has explorative ears and writes with passion about one of our recent additions to the label. We couldn’t be happier. Go read the whole thing over here, but before you do so listen to the record below and purchase a limited edition CD that includes a gigantic 15 inch X 15 inch full color poster.