Akira Sakata / Takeo Moriyama – Mitchondria (Trost, 2LP/2CD/digital)

The Viennese quality label Trost kicks off the year 2022 as it deserves: loudly and unrulily. Besides the sweaty psych-noise-rock grooves of Steamboat Switzerland’s album »Terrifying Sunset«, »Mitchondria« is a particular treat. Theis live recording from 1986 shows saxophonist Akira Sakata and drummer Takeo Moriyama in top form: the interplay of the two is highly focused, immensely precise and above all ... modest! Here, two musicians leave each other the space that the other one knows how to fill up with ideas.