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japanese music festival

  • 02-06-2003 5:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭

    In 1997 and 1999, a set of performances aroused a storm of frenzy and shriek in Europe... and they will be back with even greater power. This time KAWABATA Makoto from ACID MOTHRERS TEMPLE joins, and 4 musicians form 5 units. A cappella, comic free form, progressive core, troubadour, cosmic psychedelic... you'll be experiencing the essence of all kinds of extremes in the current new music scene in Japan on a single night. Never miss it.

    20th October 2003
    The Village, Wexford St., Dublin 2.
    Tickets: €20.00 + booking fee available from Road
    Records, City Discs, Comet, Freebird & SoundCellar.

    Formed by KAWABATA Makoto in 1996. Beaming down from their mothership in the Acid Mothers Temple soul collective, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. have rapidly become acclaimed as the greatest, most extreme trip psychedelic group in the world. Releases have appeared on labels around the world at an amazing pace, and the magnificence of their live performances is already being whispered of as legendary. On this tour, original AMT members KAWABATA Makoto and TSUYAMA Atsushi join together with Ruins to make up a unique unit, subtitled mode HHH (Heretical Heritage Heroes), and playing glittering cosmic freakout music!

    Formed in 1985, RUINS has still been continuing to develop and deepen their world for over 18 years, reigning as the pioneer of Drum & Bass duo. Tunes are complicated and mysterious, and songs are sung in the language of their own invention. It's high-tension, wild, heavy, speedy, acute, and powerful tremendous ensemble never sounds like they are only two players. RUINS started with the noisy hardcore sound, then moved into very technical, complicated sound, and now it shows high-quality performances with both characteristics. True hardcore progressive sound.

    To quest for the vector of "voice," YOSHIDA formed this a cappella trio in 1995. It covers from Gregorian chant to ethnic music, to do-wop to hardcore screaming, heavily using irregular rhythms and polyrhythm. All sorts of ideas and aberrant musicality overturn the image of a cappella. Pushing the verge of possibility of the human voice, their totally meaningless lyrics and desperate performances throw the audiences into the abyss of the laughter and admiration. It makes the concept of "singing ability" nonsense. "X" is the limited special unit of ZUBI ZUVA for the tour.

    Formed by TSUYAMA Atsushi and YOSHIDA Tatsuya in 1995 with the motto of "irresponsibleness" and "perfunctoriness." They easily free themselves from the spell of the traditional seriousness of the art. Using daily commodities like scissors, toothbrush, zipper, camera, and plastic bottle as percussions, and shouting their brand names over and over as the "songs," the show is performed under the concept of low cost and maximum sound effect. They simulate the wild bird songs and sumo live broadcasting; manpowered sampling, so to speak. AKATEN is the experimental convenience store punk band that provides the sound images of cheap and simple daily lives.

    Formed by TSUYAMA Atsushi & KAWABATA Makoto in 1998. Zoffy's music hints both at the members' deep musical knowledge via their improvised performances of troubadour music and European trad, and also at their deep love for rock via their destructivist covers of classic rock songs, that no longer sounds like anything but ZOFFY. The group believes that humor is essential in music, and their unprecedented performances stray far from the beaten track. Is this the Ultima Thule that rock music has long been aiming for? It's a must if you are interested in the musical backgrounds of the two that are never shown in AMT.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,025 ✭✭✭yellum

    Dublin is now n the South ? :P

  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭Jim Comic

    oops, sorry about that, thought it was a general music board, didn't notice the 'south' bit.


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