Moriyama Zoo No. 1
Arguably the most original and influential photographer in Japan, according to noted American photo critic Vince Aletti, Daido Moriyama is known for his grainy, noirish, photographs printed in deep, dark, inky black-and-white. This volume began as "a retrospective collection of photographs on the subject of animals by Daido Moriyama" according to the publisher. However, along the way, musicians were invited to contribute, and two vinyl LPs, a CD, two pop-up albums and a menko game were added--all printed with signature Moriyama animals in unbelievably deluxe black-and-white on lush papers and boards--alongside a sumptuous booklet of straight-up photographs. The result is this exquisitely printed, ultra collectible, clothbound boxed set with falcon end papers glued into the box. Musical contributions are by David Grubbs, Dirty Three, DJ Olive, Jan Jelinek, Lau Nau, Matmos, Mount Eerie, Nico Muhly, Sanso-Xtro, The Zoo Wheel and many others. Published in a limited edition of 1,000.