Saturday, July 8, 2017

JOKE LANZ & NICOLA L. HEIN live in Kaohsiung Taiwan

Joke Lanz: turntables
Nicola L. Hein: guitar

Live at Rocks Kaohsiung Taiwan 1st July 2017
Thanks to Fangyi Liu & Yang Shufan

https://youtu.be/Hugj5zVT3GA


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Interview with Yuki Araki

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-yuko-araki

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TAIWAN & HONG KONG!!



















30/June/2017
JOKE LANZ
ZAHRA KILLEEN-CHANCE
ON
12 DOG CYCLE
@ Little Play, Taichung, Taiwan (TW)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1920957714853779/

01/July/2017
JOKE LANZ: turntables
NICOLA L. HEIN: guitar
FANGYI LIU: cassette player, voice, objects
@ Cochlea gigs 27, Rocks, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (TW)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1205456602915698/

02/July/2017
JOKE LANZ: turntables
NICOLA L. HEIN: guitar
@ Reykjavik Lab, Taipei, Taiwan (TW)
https://www.facebook.com/events/444138199300430/
http://www.tkhunt.com/venue/105776

21/July/2017
JOKE LANZ (turntables)
@ Saal, Hong Kong (HK)
https://www.facebook.com/saal333/

Bye Bye Japan - Hello Taiwan!

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!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Interview with Contagious Orgasm

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 Germany.
Hiroshi Hashimoto also runs his own SSSM label and has released many CD’s and cassettes of international and japanese underground acts.
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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-contagious-orgasm

Monday, June 5, 2017

Interview with Kazuyuki Kishino aka KK Null

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-kazuyuki-kishino



















http://kknull.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kazuyuki.kishino

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Japan dates!

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!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

JOKE LANZ & RYOSUKE KIYASU live at FARO Tokyo Japan

Joke Lanz: turntables
Ryosuke Kiyasu: snare drum
live at FARO coffee & catering Tokyo Japan 27th May 2017
video by FARO design
thanks to Reiko Ebihara
http://www.suddeninfant.com/
http://www.kiyasu.com/
https://www.facebook.com/farocoffee/

Monday, May 29, 2017

Interview with Iku Sakan

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)

https://soundcloud.com/user-577776576/interview-with-iku-sakan

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)