For your ears to grow there is a good deal of effort needed, in other words, which streaming does not always lend itself to.
So this brings us back to the CD at hand. This is music that requires time and patience to appreciate. Then, at least for me, it started to stand out as a pretty extraordinary thing. Keiko Higuchi vocalizes in ways that are both avant and very musical. The pitched perfection of her note choices are given presence by her use of vocal, syllabic tone color and a vivid sense of space that seems very Japanese somehow, in the classic minimalist sense of some of the architecture and classic traditional music. It is firmly avant garde and "free" improvisatory, but not as linear and dense as most of the music we have heard. Yasumine Morishige on cello brings us the instrumental equivalent. Sound utterance is surrounded by space. The sounds of the cello are very much colored by harmonics and unconventional playing techniques. There is never a sense of abundance to the cello as much as a subtracting out of anything superfluous, so that the combination of vocal and cello is weeded of all extra soundings and we are left with a starkly vivid essence.
And as I said, it does not come together without the repeated presence of the fully listening musical mind. Then it becomes something extraordinary. Further description does not seem necessary in the spirit of the music. This is something very different and in its own way a landmark of sonic profundity. You must listen to get it. So get it and you'll eventually get it. All adventurous souls will, with a bit of work, find this most revealing, I think. An impressive outing, extreme but very deep, it seems to me.