Nakata is an avant-garde jazz improvisation duo from Los Angeles, California, including Patrick Shiroishi (from Upsilon Acrux, Corima, and other bands) on saxophone, and Francisco Casanova on piano. The project has already many releases on bandcamp, and ‘Now It Can Be Told’ is taken from their upcoming album, Bokanovsky’s Process, which will come out on April third. If you’re somewhat into experimental jazz, musicians pushing boundaries, or just expressive, abrasive, and challenging music overall, then be sure to listen to this track!
‘Now It Can Be Told’ is a six-minute sonic journey, from the intriguing and mysterious start to its inevitable conclusion, where distorted piano, saxophone and voice come together in an explosive finale. The saxophone is particularly colourful in its delivery, thanks to Patrick’s mastery of the instrument. The piano supports it well with either short themes or thick walls of distorted sound approaching white noise, which serves as an all-encompassing abstract tapestry.
But… Words can only say so much. The best way to experience this is to listen to it firsthand, which you can – and should! – do so right here! Below, you can look at the cover art for Bokanovsky’s Process!