Monday, November 15, 2010


Gii is an auxiliary character ever-present in Kenzaburo Oe's fiction. He shifts from a deranged to hermit to a prophet to a revolutionary, seemingly taking on new identities as Oe himself does. It is unclear to me whether Oe feels a connection with Gii--he could possibly see Gii as a bridge between himself and his disabled son Hikari--but Gii persists nonetheless.

With this description, I leave interpretations of Gii's soundtracks up to you. It is suggested that you keep in mind that he is a disabled hermit, and that he hangs himself from a tree, making his body a centerpiece for a certain Japanese forest's beauty.

Albums will be forthcoming on Chrysanthemum from Gii and others in the very near future.

Without further ado, here is Come:

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