casino versus japan is the recording name for erik kowalski. recording guitar-based, ambient/experimental music as radiogate in 1996 and 1997. kowalski matured in the underground electronic music community in milwaukee, wisconsin.
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the soundtrack to a seldom-seen 1974 art film by mort hellig - featuring a total cast of 3, playing "creation," "humanity," and "destruction," respectively - israeli composer aminadav aloni's peculiar, minimal electronic music cues come from a more compositional bent than much of the era's synthetic dabblings. over the course of 8 song-length segments of hand-played melodic refrain, a certain mood is established of laissez-faire, devil-may-care-ish-ness that is, frankly, quite welcome - segments bordering on pure drone / timbral exploration suddenly give way to more melodic & thematic events that belie the music's function.
"sometimes dust swept under the rug crumbles and within you find something you've been looking for - a piece of the puzzle alongside a stone that fell from your favorite ring dipped in precious copper.