Abe Sada is the name of a bizarre 1936 incident in Japan, where a woman named Abe Sada suffocated and cut off the genitals of her lover. When asked why she had murdered him, she said “if I killed him no other woman could ever touch him again” – a captivating enough answer in pre-WWII Japan that she ultimately served only 5 years of a prison sentence and has been thoroughly mythologized since. Why Xavier Valentine (previously recording as “Δ” or ARC) and Brady Gunnell chose the name is a bit of a mystery, but Xavier’s glossolalia and the two’s dark, improvised synth soundscapes are in comfortable communion with the bizarre unconscious that seems sustain interest in one of Japan’s most famous murders. 20(b) is their collaboration's debut, and we're pleased to offer it to you as the first in Crash Symbols' semi-regular digital singles series.
MP3 :: Abe Sada - Athena
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