Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Interview with Ryosuke Kiyasu

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-ryosuke-kiyasu

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Interview with Reiko A.

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-reiko-azuma

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Interview with Yasutoshi Yoshida

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-yasutoshi-yoshida















Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Godzilla

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)




















Friday, April 21, 2017

Interview with Yuki Kokufuda

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-yuki-kokufuda


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Interview with Hiroshi Hasegawa

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-hiroshi-hasegawa

Monday, April 17, 2017

Interview with Morishige Yasumune

Interview with Morishige Yasumune, Tokyo based Cello player in the field of Free Improvisation and Experimental music.
Interview by Joke Lanz
(17th April 2017 at Ftarri music store Tokyo)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-morishige-yasumune


Earthquake no.2

Second earthquake within a week last night!
Slowly I'm getting used to it :-)
Magnitude 4.3!
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20170418024257395-180239.html

Friday, April 14, 2017

Earthquake no.1

Short earthquake last night in Tokyo, my bed was strongly shaking, magnitude 3.8, business as usual for Japanese people
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20170415005000395-150046.html

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pasmo or Spasmo?

Now I feel like a proper Tokyo resident w/ my own Pasmo card. :-) Campai!
(Sakura photo by Ebihara Reiko)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Japan - I'm coming!

Otsukaresama desu!
A quiet noise is waiting for me in Japan :-)



















(photo by Martin Holtkamp)