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My new album Śūnya is out now. Featuring 12 tracks of collaborations with amazing artists from all around the world, please see the full credit list (with links to each artist’s own works) at the bottom of this page. 

 You can hear the short track samples on the Audio Page 

 CD with custom made paper box package and 24-page booklet available now from the Shop Page

 

like he’s taken the role as the Twin Peaks hotel’s resident composer

Mat Smith, Documentary Evidence

see the full review here

 

From Art Brut to Austra, The Creatures to CocoRosie, Nick Cave to Cold Cave and David Lynch to Zola Jesus…

Sunya breeds the cinematic with the sinewy. Grinding its heels in the punk rock dirt one minute, then gracefully tiptoeing through exotic Lynchian halls the next…A genre/culture blending beast for those who roam darkened sticky bars and decadent concert halls alike.

Barnaby William Thornton

 

 

Śūnya Credits:

Photography – Natasha Xavier

Calligraphy – Jason Atomic

Artwork/Layout – Manko

Mastering : Denis Blackham

 

 

 

1: Śūnya I (Mukai/Corda/Orrù)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Violin

Silvia Corda – Piano

Adriano Orrù – Contrabass

Recorded in Monserrato, Sardinia, Italy 

 

     2: Blank Strip is Black (Mukai/Charles/Mihalski)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Programming

Mark Charles – Text, Vocal

Susan Mihalski – Zombie Radio

Manko – Backing Vocal

Kirsten Neil (The Du-Rell Family) – Outro Vocal, Autoharp

Jason Atomic – Backing Vocal

Fritz Catlin – Drums

Sarah Tobias – Alto Saxophone

Sarah Tobias recorded at her studio, London, U.K.

 

     3: Ballade Chaotique (Mukai/Renay)

Takatsuna Mukai – Keyboards, Programming, Bass Guitar, Sounds

Valérie Renay (Noblesse Oblige) – Text, Vocal

Kevin Bass – Drums

Valérie Renay recorded at Noblesse Oblige HQ, Berlin, Germany

 

     4: Traktat o Kvakama (Mukai/Josipović/Marušić)

Takatsuna Mukai – Keyboards, Programming, Electric Guitar

KPZ (Divlje Kvake):

-Adriana Josipović – Text, Vocal

-Kate Marušić – Text, Vocal

Kevin Bass – Toms, Hi-Hats, Cymbals

Adriana Josipović/Kate Marušić recorded at Teatar &TD, Zagreb, Croatia

 

    5: The Store (Mukai/Asquith)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Bass Guitar, Programming

Gary Asquith – Text, Vocal

André Canniere – Trumpet

 

    6: Radiophonique (Mukai/Renay)

Takatsuna Mukai – Keyboards, Programming, Electric Violin

Valérie Renay (Noblesse Oblige) – Text, Vocal

Gordon Raphael – ARP2600

Kevin Bass – Drums

Fritz Catlin – Analogue Processing, Echo Box

Valérie Renay recorded at Noblesse Oblige HQ, Berlin, Germany

Gordon Raphael recorded in his flat, Berlin, Germany

 

    7: NAFAKA (Mukai/Zarifović/Frolo)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Violin, Programming, Baritone Guitar, Bass Guitar, Handclap

Olja Frolo (Loell Duinn)- Vocal

Alen Zarifović (Loell Duinn)-Text, Classical Guitar, Voice

Fritz Catlin – Bendir, Bongo, Darbouka, Guiro, Gungur, Shaker, Tambourine, Handclap

Kevin Bass – Toms, Cymbals, Snare, Handclap

Shirley Smart – Cello

Olja Frolo/Alen Zarifović recorded at Ivona’s apartment, Labin, Croatia

Fritz Catlin recorded at his studio, London, U.K. (engineer: Fritz Catlin)

 

    8: Śūnya II (Mukai/Corda/Orrù)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Violin

Silvia Corda – Prepared Piano, Indian Harmonium

Adriano Orrù – Contrabass

Recorded in Monserrato, Sardinia, Italy 

 

    9: Alle Belle Statuine (Mukai/De Palo)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Violin, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Programming

Chiara De Palo – Text, Vocal

 

    10: Feast Proceeds the Carcass (Mukai/Charles/Shade)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Guitar, Synth, Programming

Aza Shade (Manflu) – Vocal

Mark Charles – Text, Backing Vocal

Sarah Tobias – Bass Clarinet

Sarah Tobias recorded at her studio, London, U.K.

 

    11: Time That Don’t Exist (Mukai/Brändén-Whitaker)

Takatsuna Mukai – Keyboards, Eletric Violin, Bass Guitar

Kristina Brändén-Whitaker – Text, Vocal, Glockenspiel.

Gordon Raphael – ARP2600

Fritz Catlin – Analogue Processing

Kristina Brändén-Whitaker recorded at Tina’s loft, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gordon Raphael recorded in his flat, Berlin, Germany

 

    12: Śūnya III (Mukai/Kamia)

Takatsuna Mukai – Electric Violin

Natalia Kamia – Toy Piano

Recorded at GEST, Gothenburg, Sweden

Additional production at Takatsunamukaistudio London, U.K.