Becker & Mukai ‎– Eyes

SAS Recordings ‎– SAS002
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP


A1 Night Flier 8:24
A2 Eyes 6:25
B1 Elagabalus' Lament 6:58
B2 La Rivière Des Perles 7:10


For a year, friends and producers Jean-Gabriel Becker and Susumu Muka have been meeting for collaborative recording sessions at Sounds And Sons studio in Shoreditch.

Susumu Mukai, originally from Kanagawa, Japan, has been involved in diverse projects such as Zongamin, Stalactite and Off World as producer and multi-instrumentalist. Mukai is also a member of bands including Fimber Bravo, Vanishing Twin and Floating Points.

Jean-Gabriel Becker, originally from Paris, France, has been writing music under various names and in numerous projects, from Jeanga And George and Economy Wolf to Lux Prima to name only a few. He also composes extensively for films and television under his own name.

The sessions for Eyes, their first EP together, unfolded as a musical dialogue between the duo –open-ended, discovering the sounds as they revealed themselves in an organic way.

Although some influences can be heard, from acid-house to krautrock, to jazz and psychedelia, the otherness of Eyes EP refuses to be categorised easily.