Mysterious Miniatures from Funabashi

The latest from the prolific Corruption

The SoundCloud account known simply as Corruption and self-identified as originating in Funabashi, Japan, continues to post intriguing amalgamations. The tracks mix noise and melody, splatters of disaffection and elements of nostalgia and sentimentality. Whether they’re sketches of works in progress, or parts of an overarching single work, remains unclear. The accompanying text, when there is any, is often is simple Japanese, simple enough for Google translate to manage it. One recent highlight is “Lukewarm,” a bit of Pick Up Stix percussive prickles beneath a hovering drone that gives way to a melodious bit of electric piano. At 1:20 in length, it’s exactly the sort of mysterious miniature that makes listening to the web such a pleasure.

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