Sunday, 20 April 2014

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KK NULL + BRUITAL ORGASME
Year:    2016
Country:    Japan , Belgium
Label:    Le magasin de porcelaine
Format:    LP
Tracks:    2
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Noise           Experimental














Studio collaborations, edited by Nathalie Cavaleri from Bruital Orgasme into shorter tracks and KK NULL. Cover art and artwork by Philippe Cavaleri also from Bruital Orgasme.
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"Eternal implosion"
Year:    2013
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Artist:    Kazuyuki Kishino
Label:    Nux Organization
Format:    net
Tracks:    1
Time:    32 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise             Cosmic


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"Material of darkness"
Year:    2013
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Artist:    Kazuyuki Kishino
Label:    Noisoke rec.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    44 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise                Ambient


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KK NULL + THE NOISER
Year:    2013
Country:    Japan , France
City:    Tokyo , Marseille
Label:    Monotype rec.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise              Broken Beats















"Monotype Records" was founded in 2005 by Jakub Mikołajczyk as a independent record label and distributor based in Warsaw (Poland), focalized mostly in experimental music, noise, ambient, etc. In 2013 decided to make this split with the japanese master KK NULL and JULIEN OTTAVI ("The Noiser") a young experimental musician with (then) one only release. If you use to like KK NULL this album doesn't dissapoint at all, there is his particular way to mix harsh noise and ambient (space), and next to JULIEN OTTAVI appear the broken beats and broken rhythms wich could remind a bit the typical electronic dance music but here is highly modulated, deformed and distorted. Good for KK NULL and also good by this new talent called JULIEN OTTAVI.
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KK NULL + SCUMEARTH
Year:    2012
Country:   Japan , Spain
City:    Tokyo , Madrid
Label:    Phage Tapes
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise             Space             Ambient
















One 20 min track from the long time japanese noise project KK NULL, three tracks from the spanish noise project SCUMEARTH and one collaboration track all totaling just over 48 minutes. There is an wide array of sound covered in this material so it is hard to put into words. The KK NULL material generally doesn't hit full on harsh noise but shows more restraint and constant evolution while the Scumearth material tends to be more glitchy with blasts of harsh noise. The cover of the album, details and all artwork in general was made by spanish designer Alonso Urbanos (who plays also as a musician in SCUMEARTH). I think left still few physical copies of this album, so If someone want to buy it can write HERE .
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"Kaoss piano"
Year:    2012
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Label:    none
Format:    digital
Tracks:    1
Time:    32 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Musique Concrète           Noise


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"Criptozoon 4"
Year:    2011
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Label:    Nux Organization
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:   38 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:         Noise         Ambient


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 "Discoteca plasma"
Year:    2000
Country:    Japan
Label:    MindfieldFormat:    CD
Tracks:   12
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Experimental


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KK NULL + Z'EV
Year:    2010
Country:    Japan , US
Artist:    Kazuyuki Kishino ,
Label:    Korm Plastics
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Experimental          Rhythmic          Tribal
















Recorded at Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands on 18-21th October 2009. Mixed and composed at Prima Natura Studio on January 2010. Design, photography at 413:dsgn. Packaging concept and print at Knust, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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"Extropy"
Year:    2009
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Label:  Hello From The Gutter
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Noise         Space


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DEISON + KK NULL
Year:    2009
Country:     Italy , Japan
Label:     Silentes minimal editions
Format:     CD
Tracks:     10
Time:     52 min.
Genre:     electronic
Style:           Noise              Ambient















Penetrating “Hi-tech” music, always on the border between sound, silence and noise. Splinters of sonic fragments, buzzings, electronic hisses, pulsations, hypnotic loops, ambient textures, sudden rays of light. A kaleidoscope of syntethic sounds and digital glitches, in a universe dominated by binary codes, that evolves through the cold-hearted control of sophisticated algorhythmic mutations programmed by human entities that already reached a level beyond the borders of our earthly knowledge. Art work by Seldon Hunt.
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KK NULL + JOHN WIESE
"Mondo paradoxa"
Year:    2009
Country:    Japan , US
Label:    Auf Abwegen
Format:    CD
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    19
Time:    54 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise             Experimental















Full colour digipak, 54 mins. Constructed over the period of two years via mail collaboration this is a great and forcefuil collaboration between two artists that each have made a name for themselves with their unique approach to making sound. KKNULL isn a master of feedback studies, working with looped scenarios to create dence and vital sound units. KKNULL has a long history as an experimental musician and is also the leading force behind proto-metal-group Zeni Geva and the dark-industrial project Absolut Null Punkt. John Wiese has recently collaborated with such acts as Wolf Eyes and Sunn O))) and is also a graphic designer in high demand. Usually he creates fraguile but very erruptive lo-fi noise rumblings with an almost poetic touch. He has a musical past in the group Bastard Noise. Needless to say, both artists combine the best of both worlds in this crunching release! Comes in beautiful full cover digipak, designed by Government Alpha, typesetting by John Wiese.
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"Galactic tornado"
Year:    2008
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Artist:    Kazuyuki Kishino
Label:    Quasi Pop
Format:    CD
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    5
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Noise             Space















The album “Galactic Tornado” by Mr. Kazuyuki Kishino (KK NULL) presents the deep, dense & dynamic electronic music. It's unconditional, intuitive and highly emotional excellent audio-work. Combining synthetic sounds from various synthesizers and electronic machines with acoustic audio signals, the composer explores (from his own point of view) some artistic values of “psychedelic electronic sound” that were widly presented on space/electronic/kraut albums from 70s. Naturally, this CD could be recommended for listeners who prefer the contemporary experimental sound in its highest quality and for fans of “retro spacey” sound from the groups such as Popol Vuh, Cluster or even Tangerined Dream as well. Luxurious 6-panels digipack with silver lettering and spot varnishing feautures artwork with images done by Kazuyuki Kishino.
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KK NULL + DANIEL MENCHE
"Rajiin"
Year:     2006
Country:    Japan , US
Label:    Asphodel ‎rec.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    55 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise               Tribal
















"Raijin", five untitled tracks constructed by noise artists daniel menche and KK NULL, hit like a violent storm in this electrically charged collaboration by two masters of dense sound sculpture. like "Raijin" and fujin, shinto gods of thunder and lightning, DANIEL MENCHE and null command attention with the ability to create a powerful sensory presence. their treatment of drum, voice, trumpet and electronics roars and tumbles through these collating waves of noise and electro-acoustic ambience. menche’s thunderous drums resonate like a shockwave as null’s lightning sheds light upon those seeking shelter on land. Each armed with a penchant for sonic destruction and a massive discography, menche’s concussions pound between null’s electronic noise terror. these five unnamed and unstable atmospheres manifest absolute pure thunder!
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KK NULL + Z'EV
"Artificial life"
Year:    2006
Country:    Japan
Label:    Crippled Intellect Productions
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    46 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise           Musique Concrète


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KK NULL + BILL HORIST
"Interstellar chemistry"
Year:    2002
Country:    Japan , US
Label:    Beta-lactam Ring rec.
Format:    CD
Tracks:   24
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Experimental
















Ah, the flowers of romance. In this instance, as it turns out, Bill is Horistaculturalist to Null's garden of unearthly delights. Boom Shankar: Null plants the seed, Bill grows the seed, & we EAT the seed. What in Hell's name am I going on about? Well, it's like this: Null provided sonic source material which Horist then organised, manipulated & added on to. So what happened? Scrumptious musical confectionaries with surprise flavour centers! Much of it is like IDM with the boring removed. More deep & less bleep. The drum machinations pound out strains reminiscent of Ikue More (ala Death Praxis) or latter day Bruce Gilbert with a bit of controlled early Nurse With Wound wail thrown in as if this amalgamation were the soundtrack to an old Atari video game (see also Haruomi Hosono). & then comes the second track! Horists' guitar techniques are exciting, weird, rhythmic, Harry Partch-like (track 4 'Luminous Lullaby'), indescribable, explosive, ugly & beautiful. & just when it gets nuts, a melancholy paean to Boards Of Canada cuts through the noisy silt to round the experience out. Tietchensian insect jitters skitter throughout the tracks, no two of which can be said to be quite the same. & this is the wonder of the whole thing; Bill has crafted a cohesive statement out of all these musical explorations, which, in many ways, smells of the tectonics of 'OG' electro-experimental records of the early 80's & late 70's.
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KK NULL + JAMES PLOTKIN
"Aurora + Remixes"
Year:   1996
Country:    Japan ,  US
City:    Tokyo ,  New Jersey
Artist:    Kazuyuki Kishino , James Plotkin
Label:    Rawkus primitive rec. ‎
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    32 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Illbient             Experimental















KK NULL (real name: Kazuyuki Kishino) was born in Tokyo, Japan. Composer, guitarist, singer, mastermind of ZENI GEVA. One of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the great cult artists in experimental music since the early 80′s. Starting his career in the early 80's by performing guitar improvisations in the clubs and streets of Tokyo, he continued by collaborating with Merzbow for two years, and joining the bands YBO and Absolut Null Punkt.










JAMES PLOTKIN began his musical career as the guitarist for grindcore band O.L.D., with vocalist Alan Dubin and ever-changing drummer / bassists. They released albums that became more and more adventurous: Old Lady Drivers (Earache, 1988), Lo Flux Tube ([Earache], 1991) and The Musical Dimensions of Sleastak (Earache, 1993). In the meantime, Plotkin had already started a new career as a bold and outrageous avantgarde musician, who built otherworldly collages of metal-dance music such as Clinton Street/ Dead Soul Surfing (Alley Sweeper, 1995), A Strange Perplexing (Indiscreet, 1996) for manipulated guitar sounds, and Joy Of Disease (Avant, 1996), for manipulated guitar, bass, rhythm machines and samples.










REVIEW The mid-1990s saw a particularly rich series of collaborative records made, and this is a personal favourite of mine from that era. With K.K. Null and James Plotkin jamming on guitar (recorded on four-track, with Null sending Plotkin recordings to work with), you might well expect that this was going to be an extremely loud and noisy album. In fact, Aurora (1993, Sentrax/Rawkus) goes the other way entirely and is a great example of what was alternately called 'dark ambient' or 'isolationist' at the time -- generally drumless space, often a bit scary or eerie in tone, perhaps best suited to headphones for a properly immersive experience. Music for those who enjoy a bad trip, as it were. Also of its time was a follow-up remix record, Aurora Remixes (1996), featuring Scorn, Yab Yum, and DJ Spooky lending their considerable talents, as well as some remixing by James Plotkin. The first track off Aurora - Neuro (Remix) - is repeated on the Aurora Remixes, but I've left it off here as being redundant. (*NOTE: this review is an extract from here ).
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"Saishiyu bushitsu"
Year:    1985
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Label:    Nux organization
Format:    LP
Tracks:    2
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise


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