Yuko Araki is a Tokyo based electronic musician, vocalist and drummer.
She plays in Concierto de la Familia, Kuunatic, Yobkiss and other
projects. Her style is strongly influenced by Dark Ambient, Industrial,
Black Metal, as well as Post-Punk and Indie-Pop. Interview by Joke Lanz (15th June 2017 at Bar Isshee Tokyo)
Bye Bye Japan, hello Taiwan! I had a marvelous time in Japan. Thanks
to all my wonderful friends and all the people who supported my shows.
Domo arigato gozaimashita! See you soon again!
Big smile to: Reiko Ebihara, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Marvel, Shayne Bowden,
Rudolf Eb.er, Ryosuke Kiyasu, Kazuyuki Kishino, Iku Sakan, Yuki
Kokufuda, Reiko A., Mette Rasmussen, Morishige Yasumune, Carl Stone,
Hiroshi & Hiroko Hasegawa, Yasutoshi Yoshida, Keiko Higuchi, Taro
Tsuji, Mike Kubeck, Jessica Wu, Naofumi
Ishimaru, Guilty Connector, Gunnar Bauer, Martin Holtkamp, Chris
Fitzgerald, Yuko Ando, Yoko Araki, Akira Tominaga, Soleiyu Eye, Satoe,
DJ Speedfarmer, Masaya Nakahara, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Kenjiru Bien, Shin
& Mika & Nico Chida, Hachiya Maki, Chris Kirkland, Yachiri
Osada, Giles Murray, Marianne Mumenthaler, Junya Hirano, J.H. Dechant,
Joanne Poon, Katie Angelova, Farabi Toshiyuki Suzuki, Yukko Miura,
Yachira Osada, Yasushi Socrates. Sorry if I forgot someone here… Too
much Sapporo and Sake!
Contagious Orgasm is a 3-piece Industrial band from Nagoya, founded by
Hiroshi Hashimoto in the late 80’s. Their music can be described as
ritualistic ambient soundscapes. Often performed live with cut-up
visuals of old movies and tv series. Contagious Orgasm toured several
times in Europe and played Maschinenfest and Elektroanschlag festival in
Hiroshi Hashimoto also runs his own SSSM label and has
released many CD’s and cassettes of international and japanese
The interview was held with Hiroshi Hashimoto and Marvel who’s the percussionist of Contagious Orgasm. Interview by Joke Lanz (10th June 2017 at Naganawa restaurant in Kasugai/Nagoya)
Kazuyuki Kishino aka KK Null is one of the most prominent figures in
Japanese Underground and Noise music. He's active since the early 80's
and can be heard on countless records with his projects KK Null, Zeni
Geva, Absolut Null Punkt, Null, YBO2 etc. He worked with Steve Albini,
did two Peel sessions for BBC, collaborated with Fred Frith, Z'EV, Keiji
Haino, Chris Watson, Matmos, just to name a few. He was born in Tokyo,
but lives outside the capital in the quiet countryside. Interview by Joke Lanz (2nd June 2017 at Doutor Cafe in Tsuruma)
Finally I managed to create a tour flyer for my Japan shows and all without photoshop! :-)
Artwork comes from an old collage of mine which was used for a CD-r sleeve for my previous Japan-tour in 2013. Taiwan and Hong Kong shows will be seperately announced! Cheers!