Tetuzi Akiyama plays and explores the guitar with both a primitive-instinctual and technically advanced playing style. Ranging from acoustic minimalist reductionism to maximal full throttled amplification, he seeks to energize, electrify, and connect his own body into his playing and performance. His solo albums cover the realms of Americana-fingerpicking, acoustic slide guitar atonalism, noise, drone, and hi-amp’d infinite boogie blues.
He has produced a large body of work in collaboration with highly respected artists in the experimental tradition, such as Jozef Van Wissem, Donald McPherson, Greg Malcolm, Bruce Russell, Toshimaru Nakamura, Günter Müller, Jason Kahn, Michel Henritzi, Phantom Limb, Gul3, Tim Barnes, Oren Ambarchi, Martin Ng, Anla Courtis and Alan Licht, just to name a few. Akiyama is also a member of Koboku Senjû, Satanic Abandoned Rock & Roll Society, and Hontatedori.
He has toured restlessly and extensively across the globe in the last 25+ years and is a frequent guest of international music festivals in Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia.
John Krausbauer is a composer/multi-instrumentalist/artist and active veramusementist, based in the US.He has performed and presented his music in North America, Europe, and Asia. His solo, group, and collaborative recordings, as well as his art and writings, have been published by independent labels/presses in the US, Europe, New Zealand, and Japan.
The two have collaborated together to give us Gift.