Triptyque de l’oeil
CD (E99)

1. Oeil centre
2. Silence
3. Panthère d’Erebos
4. Silence
5. Oeil gauch
6. Oeil droit

This album, Yôko Higashi’s fifth as hamaYôko,
features a triptych of pipe organ improvisations
recorded at St Augustin’s Church in Croix
Rousse, Lyon, and St Anne’s Church in Cagliari.
Higashi likens these tracks to “an old painting
of a foggy landscape”. They are augmented by
two silent intermissions and a fourth track,
Panthère d’Erebos.

Special guests on these recordings:
Kyô Marchetti-Higashi (voice on Oeil centre);
Chico Antonio (voice on Panthère d’Erebo);
Mori Shinge (cello on Oeil gauch)

Mastered by Thomas Poussereau at Altho,

See also

Edition of 300 copies

“A terrific, potent amalgam of peeling tones
and rich, throbbing drones”
The Wire

Yôko Higashi, Higashi-Nakano, Tokyo 2011
Photograph by Martin Holtkamp


Its so hard to be able to judge this album in any way.
What is it to be measured against? I don’t know any-
thing else quite like it. It isn’t something that i would
generally speaking go out in search of (who would?
I can’t imagine this CD having any kind of target
audience) but its absolutely a disc that kept me comp-
letely engaged throughout the few times I played it,
even if only out of constant curiosity and even a degree
of incredulity. Certainly highly original, Triptyque de
l’oeil is a bit of a one-off. I’m sure that Yôko Higashi
probably has a strong following, and has the potential
to find a considerable audience out there, but right
now I don’t quite know who to recommend this disc
to, other than those that have been waiting for either
a musique concrète/electro pop mix or perhaps just
those that enjoy something different.

Richard Pinnell at The Watchful Ear