Otaku Yakuza | ASCII
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'ASCII' is Otaku Yakuza’s first recording to be released outside her native Japan. Inspired by the Japanese traditions of Haiku and Renga, Yakuza constructs 60 delicate 17 second structures which she weaves into a complex 17 minute composition.
ASCII abbr. (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). ASCII is the most common format for text files in computers and on the Internet. In an ASCII file, each alphabetic, numeric, or special character is represented with a 7-bit binary number (a string of seven 0s or 1s). 128 possible characters are defined. ASCII was developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Haiku n. A Japanese three-part poem of usu. 17 syllables. It is probably the shortest poetic form in the world, and its development is native to Japan, with no influence from either the West or China. The poet must be concise because of the brevity, while concentrating deep spiritual understanding into the poem.
Renga n. A linked poem of alternating stanzas usually composed by two or more poets, and developing texture by shifting among several traditional topics without narrative progression.
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