Sunday, 31 August 2014


"fracture composition"
Year:    2009
Country:    Japan
City:   Kanto
Label:  R.A.P.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    3
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise           Space

ASTRO is Hiroshi Hasegawa's solo "space-noise" project. Hasegawa is best known as a founding member of Japanese noise legends C.C.C.C. (also Astromero, Astral Travelling Unity, Senssurround Orchestra, YBO²). He has begun his solo unit ASTRO with analog synthesizers in 1993 as well as playing in C.C.C.C. Though his solo focuses on music that stems from a similarly analogue mindset, conjuring feverish dreamscapes from primitive oscillators, ring modulators and field recordings. In this instance, Hasegawa's endeavours seem to marry Japanese harsh noise convention with more psychedelically charged sounds, throwing together a blistering arsenal of noise signals with Acid Mothers Temple-style far-out-ness.

The 2nd album from the japanese noise artist ASTRO aka Hiroshi Hasegawa member of legendary CCCC in our label is called Fracture Composition. In this new apperance ASTRO offers to us three cold tracks within the most raw japanese noise, it sounds sometimes a variety of dense atmospheres mixtured with deep textures. Recorded for your ears bleed. Source material got from ASTRO live performances and decomposed by the master Hiroshi Hasegawa at Shirakaba Studio. Cover design by Lasse Marhaug.
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