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Seventh Continent – Government Alpha

OOO-16 | CD

Since the start of their full-fledged activities in 1994, they have continued to explore the various possibilities of electronics while repeating aggressive releases, live shows, and overseas tours. They consistently pursue the ultimate type of EXTREME MUSIC while taking a thorough HARSH NOISE STYLE. a. GOVERNMENT ALPHA’s last original full-length album in the 00s!

The album is the last original full-length album released by Government Alpha in the ’00s. The harsh noise that runs wild with the high sound pressure and volume that Government Alpha prides itself on depicts the “7th continent” scenery that humankind dreams of at the end of nihilism.

Includes a unique plastic case jacket with full color on both sides and three collage work leaflets (6 types) created by Mr. Yoshida of GOVT.
Total seven tracks, 48 min.

EXTREME HARSH NOISE project by Kyosuke Yoshida as a solo artist.
He began producing sound sources around 1992 to create experimental sounds by recording at home, and in 1994 began working towards full-scale production of HARSH NOISE under the name GOVERNMENT ALPHA.
In 1995, he made his debut with the compilation CD “Extreme Music From Japan” released on the “Susan Lawly” label of WHITEHOUSE, a leading UK power electronics label.
Since then, he has been actively releasing new works and performing live, and has toured overseas seven times (as of 2009).
While performing and collaborating with artists from a wide range of genres, they have continued to explore the various possibilities of electronics while keeping the theme of the ultimate sound.
Their unique style of constructing noise sounds with a rock-like musical sensibility and their dynamic live performances full of high tension and physical action are highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.
Xerxes, the label on which Government Alpha is released, has released not only its sound sources but also those of noise artists from around the world, now numbering more than 80 titles.
He is also highly regarded for his jacket artwork, which he started at the same time as his label activities, and has provided many of his works to other artists for their album jackets.