- Shrinp Wark
- Ruins Alone
- Zubi Zuva X
- Acid Mothers Temple SWR
- Akaten, Ruins Alone, Shrinp Wark, Zoffy, Zubi Zuva X, Seikazoku, Acid Mothers Temple SWR
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…about “Japanese New Music Festival ver.4”
In 1997, 1999 and 2003, 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)
RUINS is pioneer of Drums & Bass duo. Tunes are complicated 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, since last bassist left Yoshida still seeking a bassist and currently he has been playing as RUINS ALONE. playing RUINS songs with sampling bass. this time Yoshida will play songs from Koenji Hyakkei and Korekyojin too.
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?
Shrinp Wark (Yoshida Tatsuya / Kawbata Makoto)
A new improvising duo consisting of Yoshida from Ruins and Kawabata from AMT. group inspired by This Heat and band name taken from their song “Shrink Wrap”. Cosmic chemical reaction sound that embraces a multidimensional chaos based upon the principle of minimalism, an anarchistic warping of the time axis, and ultra-accelerated revolving of time particles.
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.