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Trending Upward: Nikkei’s RPO (Ritual Public Offering)

Wasabi Tapes have been at the forefront of Japanese artists exploring and embracing the wonder of sound, from the high-definition collage blitz of DJWWWW and Toiret Status to the hypnotic affects of pachinko. Their latest offering comes from a project called Nikkei — aiming for my journalistic side — and finds them more directly approaching ambient music, with opener “The Deutsche Bank crisis How we got here, and where we are” clocking in at over 30 minutes. Yet that long-runner still highlights the label’s playful approach to texture, as the sounds rippling and slowly morphing over the course of the song definitely have that same tactile feeling that comes across on other releases. Now, though, they just burn slower. Get it here, or listen below.