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A Taste of…RNA – RNA

OOO-39 | CD | Digital

Eiko Ishibashi is a multi-instrumentalist known for her diverse activities ranging from electronic music to singing/songwriter to film and animation soundtracks. Fumio Kosakai is an itinerant noise player who has played in many essential noise bands in Japan, such as Emergency Staircase, C.C.C.C., Incapacitants, etc. and has also played guitar in Space Engine and others. And others, and the super-no-wave band “RNA,” featuring Kimihide Kusabuka, a.k.a. K2, who has been seeking new ground since the dawn of Japanese industrial noise history, will perform at the experimental music hall of fame, Roppongi SuperDeluxe. The band’s 2018 performance at Roppongi SuperDeluxe, the hallowed grounds of experimental music, is now available on CD! The drastic interplay of drums, guitars, and electronics makes for 40 minutes of chilling and incandescent music. Edited and mixed by Yasushi Utsunomiya, mastered by Soichiro Nakamura (Peace Music), and art direction by Masahiko Ohno.


It all started around 2013 with a collaboration between K2 Kusabuka and Eiko Ishibashi, who met through SNS, and a collaboration between F. Kosakai, an old friend, and Kusafuka, released around the same time. 2015 saw the formation of a 3-piece band for a record release party, with Ishibashi playing dr, Kosakai on g, and Kusafuka on electronics. RNA is a three-piece band featuring Ishibashi on drums, Kosakai on g, and Kusafuka on electronics. RNA has been performing leisurely, gathering only once a year for a live show. The band’s improvisational style is noisy but unmistakably rock and no wave.