Japanese New Music Festival 2008

Japanese New Music Festival 2008
/ V.A.
(Magaibutsu [Japan]/CD Extra/ 2008)

Audio Tracks

  1. Tsuyama Atsushi Solo
  2. Tsuyama Atsushi Solo
  3. Ruins Alone
  4. Zubi Zuva X
  5. Akaten
  6. Zoffy
  7. Acid Mothers Temple SWR
  1. Akaten
  2. Kawabata Makoto Solo
  3. Ruins Alone
  4. Acid Mothers Temple SWR
  5. Tsuyama Atsushi Solo
  6. Zoffy
  7. Zubi Zuva X
Tour CD sold on the Japanese New Music Festival 2008 European tour, on which all of the acts were performed by Atsushi Tsuyama & Makoto Kawabata either together or solo.
CD Extra including 7 CD audio tracks plus 7 video clips in mp4 format. Packaged in a clear plastic wallet containing the CD and a fold out poster with information about each artist. Tracklist below shows artist names as per the poster.
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Limited to 300 copies

…about “Japanese New Music Festival 2008”

In 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2006 a set of performances aroused a storm of frenzy and shriek in Europe… and they will be back with even greater power. This time 3 musicians (Yoshida Tatsuya, Tsuyama Atsushi, Kawabata Makoto) form 7 units!! A cappella, cosmic free form, progressive core, troubadour, cosmic psychedelic….. you’ll be experiencing the essence of all kinds of extremes in the current new music scene in Japan on a single night. Nevwe miss it.

Zubi Zuva X (Yoshida Tatsuya / Sasaki Hisashi / Tsuyama Atsushi)

Eccentric poly-rhythmic a cappella ensemble. It covers from Gregorian chant to ethnic muic, to do-wop to hardcore screaming, heavily using irregular rhythms and polyrhythm. All sorts of ideas and aberrant musicality overturn the image of a cappella, their totally meaningless lyrics and desperate performances throw the audience into the abyss of the laughter and admiration. it makes the concept of “singing ability” nonsense.

Akaten (Yoshida Tatsuya / Tsuyama Atsushi)

Formed by Tsuyama and Yoshida in 1995 with the motto of “irresponsibleness” and “perfunctoriness”. They easily free themselves from the spell of the traditional seriousness of the art. Using dialy commodities like scissors, toothbrush, zipper, camera and plastic bottle as percussions, and shouting their brand names over and over as the “song”, the show is performed under the concept of low cost and maximum sound effect. Akaten is the experimental convenience store punk band that provides the sound images of cheap and simple dialy lives.

Ruins Alone (Yoshida Tatsuya)

Yoshida is one of the most innovative drummer / composer / improviser in Japan’s new music scene. pioneer of Drums & Bass duo RUINS was founded by Yoshida in 1985. Tunes are complited and mysterious, and songs are sung in the launguage of their own invention. It’s high-tension, wild, heavy, speedy, acute, and powerful tremendous ensemble never sounds like they are only two players. now RUINS had no bassist and currently he has been playing as RUINS ALONE, playing RUINS songs with sampling bass.

Zoffy (Tsuyama Atsushi / Kawabata Makoto)

Formed by Tsuyama and Kawabata in 1998. Zoffy’s music hints both at the members’ deep musical knowledge via their improvised performances of troubadour music and European trad, and also at their deep love for rock via their destructivist covers of classical rock songs, that no longer sounds like anything but Zoffy. The group believes that humor is essential in music, and they unprecedented performances stray far from the beaten track. Is this the Ultima Thule that rock music has long been aiming for?

Tsuyama Atsushi solo

Tsuyama Atsushi is best known for his monster bass in Acid Mothers Temple, but he also has amazing technique of guitar and vocal. He has travelled around the world and accumulated the traditional styles of guitars/vocals in europe and asia. he add his own interpretations and lyrical sense to create a beautiful but odd “fake traditional” musical world. recently he developed a new figure called “prog-rock > blues-ization plan”, he dismantle the masterpiece of progressive rock, and restructure it as an impromptu blues.

Kawbata Makoto solo

Kawabata Makoto is best known for his speed-demon noise-fuzz guitarist in Acid Mothers Temple, but he is also widely active as an unparalleled drone guitarist. Drawing upon a huge reservoir of original techniques including metal glissando and bow-work that can summon up the sound of a string ensemble or orchestra, his work in this area cannot be simply categorized as minimal, drone or experimental. You’ll find it hard to believe that a single guitar can create sonic worlds of such meditative and elegant depth.

Acid Mothers Temple SWR (Yoshida Tatsuya / Tsuyama Atsushi / Kawbata Makoto)

Acid Mothers Temple have rapidly become acclaimed as the greatest, most extreme trip psychedelic group in the world. Releases have appeared on label around the world at an amazing pace, and the magnificence of their live performances is already being whispered of as legendary. SWR is the AMT Family’s most powerful battle-formation yet. featuring Tsuyama and Kawabata from the original AMT and Yoshida from Ruins. their crushingly acute freakout sound will pulverize the world’s legions of wannabe psych groups.

Seikazoku (Yoshida Tatsuya / Tsuyama Atsushi / Kawbata Makoto)

Formed in 1996. The expansive musicality of the group, which nonchalantly references classic prog and rock, ethnic music, jazz and contemporary composition, is backed up the three members’impressive backgrounds and the depth of their musical knowledge. Improvised music for holy trinity heresy that runs the full gamut of ethnic and elctric instruments, primitive stupidity, the suspicious stench of medieval alchemy, the raw power of early rock music, all leavened with a pinch of cosmic incoherency.

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