0000000_V7_front_skull_Necktar_2017A new track, Yurei no Yurei, is available in the 7th volume of Compilation Necktar 2007 whose theme is “Death / Transmission / Life : Mythos.”

A lossless (flac) version is available for free download from soundcloud


An interesting compilation featuring one track by Kecap Tuyul

Free download from archive.org

Originally posted on Treetrunk Records:


Why pay tribute to Robin Storey’s Rapoon? As a listener, Robin’s music was immediately interesting to me, because drone music as a genre was something I hadn’t yet heard. Soon, I became captivated by this conversation between sounds– samples interacting, some looped, others making unique or shorter appearances.

Technically, then, this was musique concrete– or largely that. It was also listenable– very “musical” in a traditional sense. Like with Zoviet France, Robin’s Rapoon tracks pulsed along with the best of the minimalists. They also showed me that world sounds and “Western” sounds could interact, and that beats did not have to be mathematically regular.

In creating new songs, Rapoon broke a lot of rules I thought existed for music. But this was done in such a compelling and pleasing way. I was very fortunate to collaborate with Robin briefly in the early…

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Amnesic Pilgrims is a new collaboration album released by netlabel Tape-Safe. Lots of acoustic guitars this time…

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Ayato : acoustic & electric guitars, tapes & other sounds, mixing
Kecap Tuyul : acoustic & electric guitars

With sounds from

– Oya Dante “Tete Monde” on track 9

– Brian Lewis Saunder “Razen-the confessor/Classwar Karaoke Friends-pickle all enemies” on track 10

Recorded in various places 2012-2014


“There is a charming satisfaction in successfully collaborating with someone over the Internet. Two people in different countries sharing ideas, critiquing in constructive ways, producing sounds brought out from hearing what the other has done – those are a few of the joys that come from working with someone who listens. Long distance improvisation in non-real time.

Kecap Tuyul and I spent a good amount of time working on, ultimately, four audio tracks. We were patient. We were willing to work until they were the best we could do.

We hope you are able to get some pleasure from listening to what we did together.”

(Presentation text from Jeff Sampson, april 2014)

The Road of Life, a collaboration track with Crows in the Garden has been released by treetrunk
A full album will be published later this year


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New collaboration album with Ayato out on Alter Sonic Records

Available in different formats (free mp3, CD-R..). Click on the picture for more informations.


New solo album: Restes out on Eg0cide Productions. As often, it is based on improvisations on prepared guitar. But this time the raw material has been overdubbed later and gave birth to some kind of weird, foggy “songs” (?).

Click on the picture to visit the release page on archive.org


Download the full album (including artwork)

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Xylophonium Algosis is Ayato & Kecap Tuyul‘s 4th collaboration album, and probably the weirdest to date – also maybe one of the weirdest albums published on eg0cide…

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Eg0cide has just released 2 X 2 , a collection of 2 live duos featuring Kecap Tuyul on prepared guitar that were improvised and recorded in summer 2011 & 2012, with Charles premier and Matthew Tyas.

Charles premier is an electroacoustic composer and improviser. He builds his own instruments, and used them in a live context for the first time during this summer 2012 sessions (with the Elektranuss Orkhestra & Kecap Tuyul)

Matthew Tyas is a multimedia artist (composer/songwriter, multi-instrumentist, improviser, film-maker). On this recording he played his main instrument : piano (but prepared this time) and voice.

With special thanks to Philippe Petitpré (Mescalibur) who made these meetings happen.

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My other shadow is a completely acoustic album, rather lo-fi and mostly improvised during a rainy week of april 2012 (although using also some old recordings from 2009-2010)

Special thanks to Kecap Tilil for having pushed me to record acoustic guitar, and to C.P. Mc Dill for the support and release on his netlabel Webbed Hand Records.

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