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The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan

by Sontag Shogun + Moskitoo



Vocals by Moskitoo
Piano by Ian Temple
Field recordings, treated vocals, electronic processing by Jesse Perlstein
Tapes, oscillators, electronics by Jeremy Young

Mixed by Scott Solter
Mastered by Lawrence English
Sculpture by Stephen Somple

© 2017 Sontag Shogun / Moskitoo

***Vinyl Edition available directly from the artist here:


released November 15, 2017

'Sontag Shogun本来のサウンドよりも、余計な装飾を削ぎ落した印象の美しいトラックにMoskitooによる可憐なウィスパーヴォイスがミックスされたすばらしいコラボレーション。' P*Dis

'Lush, epic and uplifting...totally recommended' Drifting, Almost Falling

'An utterly affectionate and adorable aural apparition, ‘the things we let fall apart’ emerging frosted and fragile, delicately sculptured in thawing ice tones, the symphonics delicately shy eyed and whispered are breathlessly beguiled by a graceful neo classical hush, the effect really is entrancing as it is teasingly brief, sitting somewhere between a very youthful Mum and Smile Down Upon Us. ‘thunderswan’ over on the flip is expressed with the kind of poise and musical poetry that shimmers and twinkles to those early post YMO outings from Ryuichi Sakamoto, its minimal toning sweetly gathering to blossom into caressing cinematic crushes dappled in surrendering sepia hazes, a most exquisite and rarefied thing of bewitching beauty.'The Sunday Experience (Mark Losing Today)

'Sontag Shogun and moskitoo craft small and cherished sculptures throughout “The Things We Let Fall Apart/The Thunderswan”. Little moments go a long way, for the hushed reverence the two pieces explore allow for the tiny flourishes to become magnified...allowing the two pieces to work together, to climb great peaks and become things of true majesty.' Beach Sloth

'ポーランドはワルシャワ在住のイギリス人、Ian Hawgoodが主宰する『Home Normal』レーベルより、NYのアンビエント・トリオ“Sontag Shogun”と東京在住の女性アーティスト“Moskitoo”ことヤマサキ・サナエによるコラボ作が7インチでリリース!
2015年におこなわれたSontag Shogunの来日ツアー時に出会い、やがてコラボレーションに発展。ノスタルジックなピアノにエレクトロニスのテクスチャーを加えたSontag Shogun本来のサウンドよりも、余計な装飾を削ぎ落した印象の美しいトラックにMoskitooによる可憐なウィスパー・ヴォイスがミックスされた素晴らしいコラボレーション作!' Lykkelig

'Gentle electroacoustic ambient numbers...an elegantly-woven texture of easy listening.' Norman Records

'美しいピアノが映えるデリケートなアンビエント〜エレクトロニック・サウンドと、浮遊感のあるサウンド共に優しく漂うMoskitooの儚いウィスパー・ヴォーカルによる、ドリーミーなアンビエント・ポップ〜エクスペリメンタル・ポップ。サウンドとヴォーカルのお互いの華麗さがミックスされたコラボレーション作品となっています。' Linus Records

'Sontag Shogunのアコースティックピアノを基盤とした美しく壮大なサウンドと、Moskitooの柔らかく儚げなヴォーカルが産み出す極上の2曲。' Rodentia Collective

'It is all about the creation of two beautiful ambient pop songs and should Lynch consider another Twin Peaks serial, he could use ‘The Thunderswan’ and who knows, catapult this lovely little record in an alternative top 10; that of best Twin Peaks songs.' Vital Weekly

'The two outputs on the tracks of this vinyl could be matched to fabulous parallel worlds, due to the musical outfit that New York-based trio Sontag Shogun sewed for the enchanting voice by sound designer and vocalist Sanae Yamasaki, better known as Moskitoo.' Chain D.L.K.

'Fans of Jonsi’s most ambient work will love the wide-eyed, child-like wonder encompassed in this track. Makes me think of roaming through a wide, bright valley up between two mountains.' Independent Clauses

'Douceur du dimanche avec le très beau deux titres des Américains de Sontag Shogun et de la Japonaise moskitoo.' Totoromoon


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