Jeff Mills “The Trip – Enter The Black Hole“ double-vinyl is out on Axis May 10

What happens on the cosmic journey toward the black hole?  What is on the other side of the black hole? Jeff Mills is set to explore these questions through a performance that appeals to the auditory and visual senses.

Since the beginning of humanity, man has always wondered about what lies beyond the Stars. The relevance to what and who we are, but also what we will eventually become and where we need to go. And to exercise our minds for such possibilities, the storytelling of impossible adventures can help us understand how we might manage and exist in such alternative existences and in the least case, stretch our minds to become open and free. In various theoretical possibilities of what could happen if one might physically enter through a Black Hole, Jeff Mills designs conceptual examples for what could happen to Time and Space. 

“The Trip” began about leaving Planet Earth and searching the cosmos for a new location to live. Now, 23 years later, we are entering a new chapter of the project where we encounter The Black Hole  “Black Hole”. A black hole is a celestial object whose gravity is so strong that no information leaks out, so it was impossible to observe it, it was only a theoretical existence, but its location was identified for the first time in 2011. The latest research shows that it rotates on its own axis. Black holes are physically contradictory entities that are difficult to imagine, but what Jeff Mills is trying to deal with in “The Trip” also overlaps with singularity, which is the beginning or possible end of time and space. Displayed in 5 theoretical scenarios of what could happen after entering through the Black Hole and exiting on the other side. (Excerpts Liner Notes by Itaru W. Mita)

Jun Togawa was asked to participate by Jeff Mills. She is a vocalist representing the Japanese New Wave, and her emotional songs have an unparalleled impact and continue to break down generational barriers. Not only has she released space music such as „Rise‘‘ (Yapoos), but she also has many songs with sci-fi themes.
For “Contradiction” and “Hole” Jun added the vocals to the rhythm originally composed by Jeff Mills, and the final synth pad added by Shinichi Yamaguchi was edited by Jeff Mills. On „Contradiction“ (Long Radio Mix), he included a guitar similar to the style of Rock´n`Roll legend Bo Diddley, which is masterfully played by Kazuhide Yamaji of the current Yapoos. 

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A2. Time In The Abstract                         
A1. Entering The Black Hole                      
B2. Contradiction (Silent Shadow Mix) ft.         Jun Togawa           
B1. Wandering
C2. Time Reflective
C1. When Time Stops
D2. Hole featuring Jun Togawa
D1. Infinite Redshift   

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