Tag Archives: Japan


With LOUD HORIZON taking a change in direction, it’s given me a reason to search out new sounds (well, new to me at least) from the Japanese Underground scene and elsewhere. BOREDOMS is a band that although having been around … Continue reading

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MERZBOW – (there’s more to ‘Noise’ than simply just noise.)

Sometimes, merely the description of music as being ‘Noise’ or ‘Noise-Rock,’ is enough to scar prospective listeners away. And yeah, in some cases it can be pretty unstructured and highly abrasive, but this old gem from the prolific Japanese Noise … Continue reading

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MELT BANANA – new album!

Tokyo legends MELT BANANA have just released their latest album, ‘Fetch,’ on their own A-Zap Records. This is how good it is!

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Not that I have any copies to sell, and not that anyone is likely to be interested in what I’ve been shelling out for, but here’s the latest additions to my own personal vinyl collection. Firstly, from Dunedin, New Zealand … Continue reading

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Japan’s heavy psych, experimental, improv, noise merchants, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE are back in the UK and will be appearing at the following venues as far as I can make out: 6th October   : Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar 7th … Continue reading

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Bad news! I missed the Glasgow appearance of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE  guru Kawabata Makoto, who having enlisted the services of BO NINGEN bassist Kawabe Taigen was joined by MAINLINER co-founder Shimura Koji on the intimate stage of the city’s 13th … Continue reading

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TOQUIWA: ‘Toquiwa.’

With only a handful of albums by Gito Gito Hustler and Spookey in my collection, I can hardly claim to be any sort of expert but in recent months it would seem that the phenomenon of J-punk / J-pop is … Continue reading

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