A Sense Of Loss – Kazuma Kubota
OOO-35 | CD | Digital
Essential documents of the cut-up noise resurgence. Kubota’s knife-sharp compositions contain more action and more ideas than many artists’ entire careers.William Hutson from clipping.
Kazuma Kubota, The flag-bearer of the Post Harsh Noise, His famous works that lay the foundation of his present, have been turned into CDs, and two titles will be released simultaneously!
This work is a compilation of the single-sided LP exclusively released in 2012 by an Italian label, “Dear Girl Called Wendy” and the self-released EP in 2009 with only 20 copies (!) into a single CD. “January Thirty” is a piece that wavers between the cold and intense, harsh noise, full of a break feel with many intermittences and repetitions, and the gentle ambient sound as it moves forward. “Uneasiness” is a piece with a strong drive that starts with a field recording of the sound of the rain and guitar arpeggio, then moves on to update the conventional noise perspective with its unique notion of beauty. Both are critical in foreshadowing noise development after the 21st Century and 2020.
We selected James Plotkin (ex-Khanate, OLD) as the remastering engineer for these reissues. With the skill of the master, the music’s update into a modern style with solid audio/sound image was successful. The jacket, protected by a sleeve case, also contains a 12-page full-color booklet that includes many photographs of sceneries that Kubota himself has taken. Kazuma Kubota’s unique worldview has been expressed from visual aspects as well.
He advocates a new noise format that has been gaining popularity internationally, with many followers already in various regions. The hidden masterpiece of such an artist that people should focus on!