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!
Iku Sakan is a Osaka born electronic musician and DJ, currently based in
Berlin. His music focuses predominantly on the potential of the
emotional developments through the repetitive rhythmic patterns,
rotating harmonics and resonating melodies.
Interview by Joke Lanz (21st May 2017 in front of Soup Ochiai Tokyo)
Ryosuke Kiyasu is a Japanese drummer based in Tokyo. He regularly plays
with his own Kiyasu Orchestra (Free-Jazz-Noise), with Sete Star Sept
(Grindcore), with Keiji Haino's Fushitsusha project and as an energetic
solo performer (snare drum solo). Interview by Joke Lanz (16th May 2017 at Asagaya Ten Tokyo)
Reiko A. is a performing artist, writer, dancer and noise musician
who lives in Tokyo. Between 1989 and 1999 she performed regurlarly with
Masami Akita's highly acclaimed Merzbow project.
Interview by Joke Lanz
(30th April 2017 in front of Ochiai Soup Tokyo)
Yasutoshi Yoshida aka Government Alpha is making harsh noise music since
the early 90's. He's well known for his diverse and energetic noise
sounds. He also creates collage artwork for most of his releases.
Yasutoshi Yoshida is based in Tokyo. Interview by Joke Lanz (30th April 2017 in front of Ochiai Soup Tokyo)
This time no earthquake but Godzilla came along my way in Yūrakuchō Toky!
There have been many Godzilla films in the past, remakes, Hollywood, new versions, etc.
Personally I think the original one from 1954 is still the best with an amazing soundtrack by Akira Ifukube.
(photo by Reiko Ebihara)
Yuki Kokufuda is an experimental vocalist and former drummer. She
performs under the artist name of "Akaihirume". She is based in Tokyo. Interview by Joke Lanz (21st April 2017 at Heiroku Sushi Shibuya Tokyo)
Hiroshi Hasegawa was one of the main members of legendary Japanese Noise
group "C.C.C.C." and has gained international recognition with his
ongoing solo project "Astro". He is based in Tokyo. Interview by Joke Lanz (19th April 2017 at Asagaya Ten Tokyo)