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"KING OF NOISE"! The world's leading noise band HIJOKAIDAN, which celebrated its 40th anniversary 2019, and US blur grind SISSY SPACEK, have collaborated for the first time on this album. The collaboration with HIJOKAIDAN and SISSY SPACEK recorded 2018 during SISSY SPACEK stay in Japan, the session with both bands and Tentenko at Akihabara GOODMAN, as well as a solo show by HIJOKAIDAN on the same day and unreleased solo material by SISSY SPACEK. This is the Japanese release on the list, with an 8-page booklet containing liner notes by Takuya Sakaguchi.
JOJO Hiroshige / JOJO HIROSHIGE (Guitar/Vocal)
T.MIKAWA / T.MIKAWA (Electronic sound)
Futoshi Okano / FUTOSHI OKANO (Drums)
They are the first noise band in the world and the first noise band in Japan, formed by JOJO Hiroshige and Nahoki Touji in Kyoto in 1979. They have been playing noise for a long time under the basic concept of loud and improvised music, and have been known as "King of Noise" in Japan and abroad. The band's subversive live performances made them well known both at home and abroad. After several member changes, Junko became a member of the band in the 80's, Okano Futoshi became a member in 2009, and the current four members are the official lineup. There is also a version with Nasca Kar Nakaya (Electronics) as a guest musician.
The album "Kuraroku's Odd Disease", released in 1982, is a classic in the history of indie music and continues to be a long seller.
The band has performed many live shows overseas, with releases of their work from the UK, USA and Italy.
In 2019, the band celebrates its 40th anniversary.
SISSY SPACEK (Sissy Spacek)
Blur / Grind unit was formed in Los Angeles in 1999. Founded by experimental musician John Wiese, the band is a grindcore band that draws on a variety of elements including noise core, collage, tape music, free improvisation, large scale ensembles, and more, while continuing to transcend the diverse music scene. Many members have joined and left the band over the years. The band has already released more than 30 full-length albums that span numerous genres and numerous methods.
Over the past decade Sissy Spacek has continued to release a wide range of records in a wide range of genres while relentlessly pounding audiences with their live performances of grindcore like it came from hell.
In 2018, the duo of Charlie Mumma (drums, vocals since 2008) and John Wiese (bass, electronics, vocals), an organization that has been around since 2013, made their first visit to Japan to celebrate their 20th anniversary.