Album Credits: Mastering
The tape is deeply personal, being a direct reference to Shiroishi’s heritage and the treatment of his family. As Shiroishi explains, the album is named after the newspaper that was distributed at Tule Lake Internment camp, where his grandparents were placed during WWII. But the human atrocities and acts of inhumanity are by no means a thing of the past. The four pieces here serve as a reaction towards the current acts of violence throughout the world and what is happening internally in the US, as well.
“Herni” opens the set with its explosive 11-minute sprawl, perfectly setting the scene and presenting Shiroishi’s embittered lament. “The Screams of a Father’s Tears” offers a howling and hallucinatory wash of sax squalls that are both urgently untamed and wholly captivating. “Form and Void” is perhaps Tulean Dispatch’s centerpiece, presenting an epic and foreboding dirge. The air is patiently menacing, as though processing some unspeakable atrocity in real time. Brief but overwhelmingly potent, “The Flowers and Candles are Here to Protect Us” closes things out in a solemn state of misery.
Brimming with expressive emotion and conveyed through unbridled impulse, Tulean Dispatch finds Shiroishi pushing himself to the physical and emotional limit.
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released November 11, 2017
Recorded live at 2575 Mission, Los Angeles, California on the 14th of August, 2016.
Patrick Shiroishi: alto saxophone, baritone saxophone & prepared piano
Mixed by Patrick Shiroishi
Mastered by Felix Salazar
Art & layout by Paulina Oknińska & Janek Ufnal
© 2017 Patrick Shiroishi
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Album Credits: Mixing, Mastering, Engineering, Guitarist
Album Credits: Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering
Clients: Car & Driver Magazine, Winding Road. Published automobile photos in articles with links.
Album Credits: Producer, Mixing, Arranging, Guitarist, Co-Director
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Program Credits: Arranger, Guitarist, Co-Director
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