It is helpful, but by no means essential, to recall Tsunoda’s background in painting when listening to these recordings made in a five year period (2010-2015) in the Kanagawa prefecture. Helpful in bringing the ineffable quality that limns every one of his releases into a slightly greater focus – Tsunoda is, principally, a landscape / location artist, conveying scenery via a microphone and an improbably percipient listening practice. Meticulous and intimate, Tsunoda’s art is fixing the vibrations of the world in all their fluidity and impermanence for our listening pleasure. For all that he might be regarded as a sound scientist, it is an immense pleasure to hear the atomic world rendered sensuous, sentient and, easy enough to forget, available.
June 30, 2017