Two giants of the experimental avant garde scenes from America and Japan get togther. Guitarist Jim O'Rourke is known as a member of Sonic Youth but has been involved in jazz ambient rock and everything in between. His many collaborators include, Henry Kaiser, Eddie Prevost, Keith Rowe and Faust. Saxophone player Akira Sakata has played with Bill Laswell, and Japanese musicians including DJ Krush, taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi and minyo singer Takio Ito. He also plays with his own trio, Sakata Akira mii. Tetrodotoxin features a mixture of Japanese and American musicians on bass, drums and tabla. Recorded live in Tokyo with added studio effects.