Mini LP sleeve with back spine. Comes with English and Japanese liner notes by Akio Suzuki and Masafumi Matsui.
“Frog Night” includes calls of three species native to Japan (tree frog, Tonosama frog, and Schlegel’s green tree frog) recorded in a rice field in Kyotango City.
“A collection of the best recordings selected by the Dutch sound artist Felix Hess from his “Frogs” series featuring frog calls from around the world, released on cassette tapes, vinyl, and CD-Rs from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. A limited-edition pressed CD of this long-discontinued series, with new artwork by Sakura Kondo. It is a series that inspired the artist, who was a physicist studying the trajectory of boomerangs, to create sound works later in life.”
From 1968 to 1992 Felix Hess (b. 1941) was involved in many research projects in physics, fluid mechanics, fish motion, and transitions in metals. In Australia, where he stayed to study boomerangs, he became interested in frog calls, and began recording frog calls from around the world. In 1982, he began to create interactive works using electronic technology. Since then, he has presented many installations worldwide, receiving high acclaim in the field of technology art.