- The techno icon is also preparing a new Sleeper Wakes album called Free Fall Galaxy.
Jeff Mills' Axis Records has outlined details for a new high-quality vinyl offshoot called Axis Audiophile Series.
Releases on Axis Audiophile Series will be "mastered for high-fidelity sounds," and put on 180-gram virgin vinyl at 32-bit/48kHz. Up first, and scheduled to arrive next month, is Kobe Session, a live recording of Mills' electronic-jazz fusion band Jino Ohno Mitchell Mills. The group consists of Kenji "Jino" Hino on bass and vocals; Yumiko Ohno, of Buffalo Daughter, handling Moog synth; Underground Resistance's Gerald Mitchell on keyboard; and Mills himself on drum machine and percussion.
Jino Ohno Mitchell Mills played their first-ever shows together last September at TodaysArt.JP in Tokyo and Kobe. The latter performance is highlighted with this release, which features, along with introductions, a pair of tracks each measuring around 15 minutes in length. The band will start touring in the fall, though further details of that are TBA.
Also upcoming on Axis is a new solo LP from Mills, Free Fall Galaxy, the ninth chapter of his "science-fiction story" Sleeper Wakes, and first since 2014's Emerging Crystal Universe. It's described by the label as "[capturing] the triangular pursuit of a prey that falls victim to its attacker," and it's due to land in June.
A2 Introductions (MC/translator: Masaaki Ishizaki)
B Happy Gamma Ray
Free Fall Galaxy
02. The Hunter
03. Gravitational Lensing
04. Inner Synthesis
05. Solar Crossroads
06. Transformation In the Virgo Constellation
07. The Hunted
08. Rabid Star Clusters
11. Entering (The Free Fall Galaxy)
12. Irreversible Elliptic Orbits
Axis Records will release Kobe Session in May 2016, and Free Fall Galaxy in June 2016.