Reizen - 冷泉    (CD PSF)

After three CDr releases, the first album ‘proper’ from Japan’s Atsushi Reizen, a guitarist given to colouring a neat selection of calm and meditative minimal environs with tones, shimmer, speckled flotsam, metallic clangs and glazed hue. Mostly of a more subdued and seductive inclination, more abrasive counterparts served by the occasional undertow of scrapes and rasps at work add a nice, weighty touch to the four improvised pieces here. Labyrinthine and moulded with clarity and much attention to the details carefully sewn into the proceedings, Atsushi Reizen proves himself to be a master with ideas beyond his own stylistic framework. I want to hear more. RJ.