I just discovered the Japanese experimental musician Ichi. Taking full advantage of its acoustic qualities, in the video below Ichi performs live in a sento (publich bathhouse). The action takes place amid the eye-catching décor of a bathhouse while an anachronistic performer uses everything from chime-equipped stilts, steel-drums with ping-pong balls and glockenspiels all accentuated by tape-loops.
Ichi is also a 20-year long member of the Nagoya new-wave band Nohshinto, has toured extensively as a solo artist in Japan, and has played with Shugo Tokumaru. Earlier this year he played with Deerhoof in NYC. You can hear more of his tracks on his myspace page.