While in Japan in 2019, on a 12 day Dresvn tour I was curious to know what had happened to Web. I asked Saito of Newtone Records in Osaka if he knew anything of him? Magically a month later Takuya sent me 16 unreleased tracks produced in 1994/95 stored on dat cassettes and forgotten about until now.
Of those 16 tracks, eight became “the sound there” a double album soon to be released on acido records 2020.
- dynamo dreesen
Between 1994 and '96, Takuya Sugimoto AKA Web released a trio of now hard-to-find albums featuring an inspired mix of techno, ambient and IDM, as well as a now sought-after EP on FatCat Records. The latter is a favourite of Dynamo Dresden, who tracked down Sugimoto and was offered the chance to release this surprise album of previously unheard tracks recorded way back in 1996. There's much to admire throughout, from the whistling melodies, off-kilter drums and ultra-deep chords of "Interaction With Equipment", and the organ-rich, lo-fi deep house bliss of "Math & Dance", to the ultra-deep techno trip that is ghostly record two opener "The Temptation of the Pyramid", to the alien-sounding intoxication of closing cut "Papyrus".