Batoh, an accupuncturist in addition to an experimental musician, conceived this project to bring together the spirit and the body. The entire recording, released last year, was made using a Brain Pulse Machine. Simply put? It takes bio-electric functions in the brain and turns it into music. The music comes from brain waves.
The music was interupted by tragedy--the terrible earthquake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011 took place during the recording. Rolling blackouts, evacuations an fear of radioactivity and the deaths of thousands devastated the nation. After this patients came to see Batoh with anxiety and his effort to use electronics and music to reconcile spirit and body became more urgent. All of the seven tracks on the record are a sort of prayer and requiem
All proceeds from the record go to assist disaster victims through the Japan Red Cross.
4/26/13 @ ATLAS Institute Black Box- Boulder, CO
4/27/13 @ Austin Psych Fest- Austin, TX
4/28/13 @ Craftlab Gallery- Oceanside, CA
4/30/13 @ Echoplex- Los Angeles, CA
5/2/13 @ Chop Suey- Seattle, WA
5/5/13 @ Electric Owl- Vancouver, Canada
5/6/13 @ Star Theater- Portland, OR
5/8/13 @ Broken City- Calgary, Canada
5/9/13 @ West End Cultural Centre- Winnipeg, Canada
5/11/13 @ CSPS- Cedar Rapids, IA
5/13/13 @ Spectrum- New York, NY
5/14/13 @ Empty Bottle- Chicago, IL