Web was best-known for his Detroit-influenced techno and downtempo records on Fat Cat and Syzygy Records.
Web, real name Takuya Sugimoto, began making techno in 1993 while studying art in Osaka. He released a handful of albums on the Japanese label Syzygy, before putting out most well-known record, The EVA EP, as the inaugural release on London imprint FatCat in 1996. He hasn't released anything under the alias since, though he's put out music under his own name and aliases like Cologne.
The Sound There collects previously unheard tracks from Sugimoto recorded between 1994 and 1995 and left on forgotten DAT tapes. Acido came upon them when label head Dynamo Dreesen went on tour in Japan last year, and asked Saito from Newtone Records if he knew what happened to Web. A month later Sugimoto sent a batch of vintage tracks to Dynamo Dreesen, and The Sound There was born.
Listen to clips over at Hardwax.
A1 Interaction With Equipment
A2 Ancient Wind
B1 Math And Dance
B2 Sand Old Castle
C1 The Temptation Of The Pyramid
C2 Word Of Memory
D1 His Name...
The Sound There is out now via Acido.