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MTRSS is an audio-visual voyage. It is a collaborative journey, exploring what happens when artists and digital alchemists get together to create order from chaos. And chaos from order. MTRSS is an intimate sonic adventure on a vast foxy noir eclectic landscape. The inspiration for MTRSS happened one evening in a suburban Tokyo vinyl bar, when a small group of visiting musicians sat down for a long chat with the bar’s owner.

Rummaging through a spectacular collection of mainstream and incredibly obscure music from all over the world, the conversation turned to the idea of writing and recording analog music, relying on the nuance of humanity and expression, pulling in artists from mixed media to extend this exploration across motion and sound. If that sounds complicated, it’s not rocket science. It’s all about human chemistry. 

The bar’s owner was called Mr. Totori-san, and he inspired the name MTRSS.

As MTRSS took off, it’s self-recruited crew of explorers stretching from Oceania to Russia, from the Far East to Scandinavia, landed in California to deliver their vintage analog soundtrack just in time for the world to lock down in response to a pandemic. But perhaps this lockdown is further time to reflect and drive this journey into uncharted waters.

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