Sunday, November 13, 2011

Phamafabrik Recordings V4 arrived

The one of my recent sound contributions for the Slovenia based label Pharmafabrik Recordings ' label sampler titled "Fabriksampler V4" was arrived yesterday! The album is 2xCD edition separated in noisy side and ambient side.
It has really dense and rich content in wide variety of electronic music that is not only abstract and experimental avant sounds but consists of more musical elements. I feel awesome electronic noise to experimental electronica like composition from the disc 1. Disc 2 has more calm and sensitive ambient or drone tracks. Both discs are really really high quality. So, I highly recommend many people to buy and listen to the album! Also when you get the album, you can see the very very well-designed inner sleeve!

Go to the label and buy it!(click the "fb v4" on the left list, to jump the album page). And read the short biography of individual artists!

- The introductions from the label website -
The compilation album features exclusive tracks from KK Null (Japan), Neven M. Agalma (Slovenia), Pharmakustik (Germany), Yoshihiro Kikuchi (Japan), Franck Vigroux (France), Nova deViator (Slovenia), Chris Wood (South Africa), Mutant Beatniks (UK), Vega Stereo (Russia), NRYY (Japan), Velge Naturlig (Portugal), Astma (Russia), Analog Concept (Russia), Fabio Orsi (Italy), Cezary Gapik (Poland), Prodvkt (Italy), Mike Browning (USA), Audioworx (Slovenia) and MaCu (Austria).

-track list-
disk 1:
01 KK Null - Metamorphosis de Toki
02 Neven M. Agalma - Treget
03 Pharmakustik - Distraktion C
04 Yoshihiro Kikuchi - Waves Of Vermiform
05 Franck Vigroux - Camera
06 Nova deViator - They Give Us Body
07 Chris Wood - `G._-^..: : Dr::ne
08 Mutant Beatniks - Whiteout !!!
09 Vega Stereo - Morning
10 NRYY - Sneaker Blues

disk 2:
11 Velge Naturlig - Transmortorium
12 Astma - IgE
13 Analog Concept - Aliens Love This Melody
14 Fabio Orsi - One's Own Eyes
15 Cezary Gapik - #0466
16 Prodvkt - Gamma Idroxibutrato
17 Mike Browning - Phantom Space
18 Audioworx - Karmadrone
19 MaCu - K.c.C
20 Untitled - Matrix§44¹

They are all great, though in fact there are the artists I hadn't known, but quality is assured!!!!
Special thanks to Simon of the label. I'm proud of that I could participated in such an great comp!!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I'm listed as TOP 20 ARTIST on the radio program!

My name is listed as Top 20 artists on US local FM radio program called The Chestnut Tree!!! I'm really honored that I can be there with other great artists! The Chestnut Tree program assemblages radical sound stuffs focus the specific aspects of sounds. For instance sound collage, abstract spoken word, field recordings, Dadaist audio, adverse music therapy, musique concrete, electronic and local music.

The Chestnut Tree - TOP 20 -

If you are in Texas area of US, you can listen to the program via radio on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 5:00 AM with tuning in those:

90.1 FM in Houston
89.5 FM in Galveston
89.7 FM in Huntsville

Also in other area and countries, you can listen with streaming! The detailed information is on the following website:
The Chestnut Tree - LISTEN -

THANKS Ayn of The Chestnut Tree!!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Electronic Musik 5th label compilation

More release news here!
The UK based net label Electronic Musik run by Ian Simpson aka Noise Research has just released NEW compilation. I participated in this release. I provide 1 static electronics sound that were titled "Type1". It's re-titled by me after I sent the track to the label. The title is "Past Age Healing Hair Saloon". I like this crazy title. So let's call it "PAHHS"! You can hear the tracks of the compilation and download on the following link for FREE!!! There are very exclusive tracks by establish artists!!!!

If you interested, I have another version of the track. I made the another track by pure accident. One software couldn't read the 1st "Type1 aka PAHHS" normally and sounded harsh. It's pure glitch. I really like the harsh version. You can hear it on my SoundCloud. I attached it below. It's titled "Underwear Passion". My track names are almost just jokes. hahahaha.... It's really really difficult to find the consistencies between sound and language. umm.... Just enjoy! But I must continue to think about it....

Underwear Passion by Yoshihiro Kikuchi

Monday, May 16, 2011

Many things happened in this recent months....

Oops! I had neglected to post something here for 4-5 months... But I have a lot of news but I didn't post here... In the interval, many things happened.

You know we Japanese met the big earthquake and the tsunami disaster on March 11 and big aftershock on April 7.
My hometown in Miyagi's coastal areas were annihilated by the tsunami. My living town was the same. There is almost nothing in near the beach area where we used to go and play when we were young. There were many houses and a park and a ground.

In the immediate aftermath of the main shock, we had lost all public supplies - power, water, and gas. We spent with battery-powered radio and candles for 5 days. Power was restored earlier but the water and gas restored much later. In the first the 5 days, we had no ways to know about the disaster in detail except for radio news and thin news paper(but the paper were supplied everyday! miracle!).
After the those 3 supplies were restored, I still couldn't access internet till March 25.
When the time came that I finally could restart to use internet, I knew that a lot of my great friends had worried me.
The one of my best friend Bryan Lewis Saunders was really glad to hear I was safe. And after that, he told me his friend Mannequin Hollowcaust's interesting project "No-Fi" recording. The project is no electricities sound making project with only battery-powered stuffs. Then I contacted with him and talked and heard about the project's concept. I think that's very interesting and has worse to try. I decided to participate in it. I made 1 simple harsh noise piece by using only 1 radio and 1 handy recorder. Its title is "No MC and No DJ". I am satisfied at the result with consideration to make use of my own this time difficulty.
It will be released as "No-Fi Survivalist vol.3" compilation by his own label.

And I made some tracks for other releases from the end of last month to early this month.
The 1st is for collaborated 7" release plan with Anla Courtis (ex.REYNOLS). I made 2x6 min. tracks to use his materials he sent me last year. It will be released on some label soon.

Also I had some releases in early this year. I provided my track "Diabolic Figured" to the German based net label suRRism-Phonoethics' 100th release anniversary compilation "Peak the Source". You can download it on here: suRRism-Phonoethics "Peak the Source"
Also I collaborated with the suRRism owner Jaan Patterson on International Audio Art Project (IEAAP) vol.9. The track title is "Tilt". You can download IEAAP vol.9 here: IEAAP vol.9

Besides, I had collaboration with Bryan Lewis Saunders on IEAAP vol.5. It's titled "Bingo and Uno".
By the way, his upcoming Sleep Works "Stream of Unconscious" volumes cassette tape release are stunning! 24 great artists worked with his poetic (amazing!) sleep talking. I made 5 tracks for No.9 "White Surrealist Nihilismus". Also check out the project!
You can listen to "Bingo and Uno" on IEAAP vol.5 page here: IEAAP vol.5
And check his Sleep Works out! You can download the past sleep works here: Bryan's Sleep Works page

I have more things! I participated in Slovenian well-known label Pharmafabrik label compilation "V4". The release is 2xCD album separated 'noise side' and 'ambient side'. My track "Waves Of Vermiform" is on noise side. It will be released soon finally! Check out the great contributors KK NULL, Cezary Gapik, MaCu and more!!
Visit the label website: PHARMAFABRIK

AND!!!!! We GRAVES AND ORCHESTRA PITS' self-titled 1 st album CD has been released on Utech Records!!! We already got the some great reviews! We are really proud of this release. I also did the artwork. Please visit the label website: Utech Records
And Reviews: CVLT Nation / Montreal Mirror ....
Special thanks to Alan Dubin of GNAW (ex.KHANATE), Sébastien Hayez, and Keith of Utech Records. We couldn't have done it without your help!!!!