Long Vacation – Kuro Pipe
OOO-44 | CD | Digital
This is the second album in seven years by “Kuro Pipe,” a singularity group of Japanese music and stage expression transmitting original underground music from Tokyo to the world without belonging to any existing group. The sound combines the new wave’s madness and hardcore punk’s speed. It poignantly depicts the distortion of modern society and the difficulties of people living in it, with plenty of metaphors mixed with humor. The album features guest vocals by writer Junko Gosho. The cover art is by Ip Akira, a key figure in Hiroshima’s alternative culture. The band logo design is by Takamitomotoshi, known for his cover illustrations for outlaw magazines such as Jitsuwa Knuckles. The title logo design is by the Taichung-based artist Liao Yen-Wei The first printing of the first batch was published in Marseille, France. The first printing lot was silk-screened in their workshop with the full cooperation of Le Dernier Cri, a publishing art group in Marseille, France, and comes in a 7-inch paper jacket directly imported from France! Liner notes by K/A/T/O MASSACRE organizer Kato and Jakarta-based film director Adythia Utama are enclosed.
In the spring of 2003, Kuro Pipe started his career by participating in the 10th-anniversary compilation of Comatonse Recordings, a label organized by Theri Temlitz. In the fall of the same year, they performed for the first time at the “Phantom Masterpieces Liberation League Event” at Grand Cabaret Pacific in Nagoya, Japan. In 2005, he was passive voice by a Slovak punk label to provide a song that was mega mixed by The Last Minutes (Shuichi Sugimoto+Shing02). In May 2006, he held his project “Black Pipe’s Midnight Sexy” at Toride Yakkyoku in Toride. In December of the same year, the first “Kurobikariyu” live event, organized with music critic Manabu Yuasa and artist Atsuhiro Ito, was held at Earth Dam in Shin-Okubo. Kurobikariyu later became recognized as one of Tokyo’s annual year-end live events and continues to this day. In October 2014, Kurokoyu performed at the LUFF festival in Lausanne, Switzerland. At the same time, they performed at the opening event of the “MANGARO” exhibition organized by Le Dernier Cri in Marseille, France, and their first album, “10€” was self-produced as a product for the tour. In 2021, he released his second album, “Rongubakeishon,” from […]dotsmark.