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Session June.12.2016 – Kazuma Kubota / Mei Zhiyong

OOO-32 | CD

1 Session June.12.2016 44:14

Kazuma Kubota, the noise artist gathering support from various strata, and Mei Zhiyong, the most important figure of modern Chinese noise music. This work is the live recording of a 2016 studio session from a chance encounter with Japanese and Chinese contemporary noise artists. It is a collaboration of a high purity that fuses the synchronicity, which can be felt from the two artists’ solo work, as a tight and stiff noise. This critical piece presents the current Japanese and Chinese noise — a limited edition of 300 copies.

Kazuma Kubota:

The harsh noise artists are active in the heart of the metropolitan area. He gathers the support from listeners who seek out the delicate yet dramatic composition style constructed by the noise that is filled with a sense of speed and breaking, a beautiful ambient droning sound and field recording, etc., as well as from those besides noise listeners, who seek electronica, shoegazer, hardcore, and all the other emotional sounds.

In 2013, He released his first full-length album, “Dis-connected,” from the American noise label, “Ninth Circle Music.”

Similarly, in 2013, he released the EP/CD “Two of a Kind” as their first domestically distributed work from the”[…]dotsmark”, which sold out immediately.

He has been gaining attention from domestic and international media for their conversation with Mr. T.Mikawa on Ototoy and publication for interviews in the Night Science magazine and the Wire magazine etc.

In August 2016, they were invited as the headlining act for the “Amplified Humans Festival” in Dayton, Ohio, USA.

In 2017, they planned on releasing their LP record “Utsuroi”(reissue) from USA’s Amethyst Sunset.

Mei Zhiyong:

Meizhiyong is China’s most crucial international noise experimenter and hardware noise instrument DIYer.He is also active in independent film and photography, etc. Meizhiyong thinks that noise is the carrier of breaking all the rules. Only impaling nothingness will eliminate the contradiction between voice and body, body and mind. The sign of his performance is the strong acting style and the electronic musical Instruments transformed by hacking and circuit-bending. Meizhiyonghas has already toured Europe and Japan successively since 2014. He is now becoming the new blood of noise and experimental music in Asia.