5.27.2013

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"Eternal implosion"
Year:  2013
Country:  Japan
City   Tokyo
Artist:  Kazuyuki Kishino
Label:  Nux Organization
Format:  digital
Tracks: 1
Time:  32 min.
Genre: lectronic
Style:        Noise       Space




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http://kknull.com/images/sleeves/MaterialOfDarkness.jpg"Material of darkness"
Year:  2013
Country:  Japan
Artist:  Kazuyuki Kishino
Label:  Noisoke rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Cosmic     Ambient     Noise




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KK NULL +
THE NOISER
Year:  2013
Country:  Japan , France
City:  Tokyo , Marseille
Label:  Monotype
Format:  CD
Tracks:  6
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Broken Beats

















"Monotype Records" was founded in 2005 by Jakub Mikołajczyk as a independent record label and distributor based in Warsaw (Poland), focalized mostly in experimental music, noise, ambient, etc. In 2013 decided to make this split with the japanese master KK NULL and JULIEN OTTAVI ("The Noiser") a young experimental musician with (then) one only release. If you use to like KK NULL this album doesn't dissapoint at all, there is his particular way to mix harsh noise and ambient (space), and next to JULIEN OTTAVI appear the broken beats and broken rhythms wich could remind a bit the typical electronic dance music but here is highly modulated, deformed and distorted. Good for KK NULL and also good by this new talent called JULIEN OTTAVI.
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KK NULL +
SCUMEARTH
Year:  2012
Country:  Japan,  Spain
Artist:  Kazuyuki Kishino + Alonso Urbanos
Label:  RONF
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  50 minutes
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Cosmic     Ambient     Noise

















KK NULL (born Kazuyuki Kishino in Tokyo) is a Japanese experimental multi-instrumentalist. He began as a guitarist, but soon added composer, singer, electronic musician and drummer to his list of talents, and also studied with the Butoh workshop. Kazuyuki Kishino joined the Progressive Rock band Ybo2 in 1984, issuing several albums and EPs throughout the remainder of the decade. Later he founded more bands, such as Absolut Null Punkt (aka ANP) and his most well known one, the self-described "progressive hardcore trio" Zeni Geva. From that point he also produced albums for other artists, created his own record label (Nux Organization), played live and collaborated on albums with many other musicians, including John Zorn, Yona-Kit, Steve Albini, Boredoms, Seiichi Yamamoto, Jim O'Rourke, Merzbow, Fred Frith, James Plotkin, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide, Jon Rose, Damian Catera, Atau Tanaka, Zbigniew Karkowski, Z'EV, Alexei Borisov, Earth, Cris X. Noisegate and Philip Samartzis, as well as supporting such artists as Sonic Youth and Mike Patton on tour. Altogether Null has released more than 100 albums. In 2004 he restarted ANP and in 2006 they released their first studio album in 20 years.
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"Kaoss piano"
Year:  2012
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Label:  none
Format:  digital
Tracks:  1
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:  Musique Concrète           Noise



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https://ia801707.us.archive.org/31/items/italiana_201305/br.jpg"Cryptozoon 5"
Year:  2013
Country:  Japan
Artist:  Kazuyuki Kishino
Label:  none
Format:  digital
Tracks:  1
Time:  23
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Cosmic     Ambient     Noise



















Excellent and awesome hyper super long track (23 minutes) of a non-stop sequencies of ambient, drone, field recordings, nature sounds combinates with "melodic" noise. A must to listen to this opus, total prestige and respect for Kazuyuki Kishino.
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"Criptozoon 4"
Year:    2011
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Label:    Nux Organization
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:   38 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:         Noise         Ambient




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http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/100/MI0003100691.jpg?partner=allrovi.comKK NULL + Z'EV
Year:  2010
Country:  Japan , US
Label:  Korm Plastics
Format:  CD
Tracks:  6
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Experimental           Noise

















Another great KK NULL recording, this time next to american Z'EV, who show us his talent to create good, original and creative percusions.
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KK NULL + DEISON
Year:  2009
Country:  Italy , Japan
Label:  Silentes rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Cosmic     Ambient     Noise




















Penetrating “Hi-tech” music, always on the border between sound,silence and noise… Splinters of sonic fragments, buzzings, electronic hisses, pulsations, hypnotic loops, ambient textures, sudden rays of light… A kaleidoscope of syntethic sounds and digital glitches, in a universe dominated by binary codes, that evolves through the cold-hearted control of sophisticated algorhythmic mutations programmed by human entities that already reached a level beyond the borders of our earthly knowledge…
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"Extropy"
Year:  2009
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Label:  Hello From The Gutter
Format:  CD
Tracks:  1
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Cosmic






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KK NULL + JOHN WIESE
"Mondo Paradoxa"
Year:  2009
Country:  Japan , US
City:  Tokyo ,
Label:   Auf Abwegen
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  70 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise         Experimental

















"Mondo Paradoxa" is a playful, dynamic and energized combination of beat driven sound textures, structural shifts of otherworldly, atmospheric scrabbling, and straight up joyful integration of electronics of two artists who usually make almost the same musical style, but in reallity have their creative and cultural sources totally different.  Each one is inspired by the electronic noise, but KK NULL usually try to mix it with ambient and drone landscapes, meanwhile JOHN WISE use to be record albums noisier and more harsh, hard. In this good collaboration time was well spent and the japanese sensibility plus the american sensibility did a great and more than satisfactory result.
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"oxygen flash"
Year:  2008
Country:  Japan
Label:  Neurot
Format:  CD
Tracks:  9
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Ambient         Noise






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"Galactic tornado"
Year:  2008
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Artist:  Kazuyuki Kishino
Label:  Quasi Pop
Format:  CD
Edition:  500 copies
Tracks:  5
Time:  50 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:        Noise        Space



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"Gamma ray burster"
Year:  2007
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Label:  SI
Format:  CD
Tracks:  9
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Space       Glitch



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KK NULL + DANIEL MENCHE
"Raijin"
Year:  2006
Country:  Japan , US
Label:  Asphodel
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Tribal



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KK NULL + Z'EV
"Artificial life"
Year:  2006
Country:  Japan
Label:  Crippled Intellect Productions
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  46 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:          Noise           Musique Concrète




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KK NULL + ALEXEI BORISOV
"Xenoglossia 1"
Year:  2003
Country:  Japan , Russia
Label:  Insofar Vapor Bulk
Format:  CD
Edition:  500 copies
Tracks:  12
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Abstract        Experimental














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KK NULL + BILL HORIST
"Interstellar chemistry"
Year:  2002
Country:  Japan , US
Label:  Betalactam Ring rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  24
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental




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"Peak of nothingness"
Year:  2000
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Label:  Hushush
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Experimental




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KK NULL + JAMES PLOTKIN
"Aurora + Remixes"
Year: 1996
Country:  Japan ,  US
City:  Tokyo ,  New Jersey
Artist:  Kazuyuki Kishino , James Plotkin
Label:  Rawkus primitive
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Illbient         Experimental























KK NULL (real name : KAZUYUKI KISHINO) was born in Tokyo, Japan. Composer, guitarist, singer, mastermind of ZENI GEVA. One of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the great cult artists in experimental music since the early 80′s. In 1981 KK NULL studied at Butoh dancer, Min Tanaka’s “Mai-Juku” workshop and started his career by performing guitar improvisations in the clubs in Tokyo. He continued by collaborating with MERZBOW for two years, and joining the band YBO2 (with Masashi Kitamura, the chief editer of “Fool’s Mate” magazine and Tatsuya Yoshida, the drummer of RUINS) and starting the improvised noise/rock trio ABSOLUT NULL PUNKT (with Seijiro Murayama, the original drummer of Keiji Haino’s FUSHITSUSHA), and also GEVA2 (GEVA GEVA) with Tatsuya Yoshida (RUINS) and Eye Yamatsuka (BOREDOMS) In 1985 he established his own label NUX ORGANIZATION to produce & release his own works and subsequently the bands such as MELT-BANANA and SPACE STREAKINGS. He also produced the series of “Dead Tech” (compilation albums by Japanese bands) which heralded Japanese alternative music boom internationally from the early 90′s to date.















In the early 90′s he gained world-wide recognition as the mastermind, guitarist and singer of the progressive hardcore band ZENI GEVA, releasing five albums produced by STEVE ALBINI (two on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label) and a few more on other labels such as NEUROSIS’s Neurot Recordings. Also ZENI GEVA recorded twice for JOHN PEEL SESSION on BBC, and immensely toured throughout Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, playing hundreds of concerts. All the while, KK NULL has worked on his solo career and collaborated with other musical innovators such as Z’EV, CHRIS WATSON, KEIJI HAINO, JON ROSE, MATMOS, FRED FRITH to name a few, and has been invited to perform at international festivals such as “Presences Électronique” in Paris (France), “Sonar” in Barcelona (Spain), “All Tomorrow’s Parties UK“, “Radar” in Mexico City (Mexico), “International Sound Art Festival” in Mexico City (Mexico), “Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival (SKIF-6 & 8)” in St.Petersburg & Moscow (Russia), “Elevate” in Graz (Austria), “X-peripheria” in Budapest (Hungary), “Liquid Architecture” in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (Australia), “Totally Huge New Music Festival” in Perth (Australia), “Avanto Helsinki Media Art Festival” in Helsinki (Finland), “Roadburn” in Tilburg (Holland), “International Festival Musique Actuelle” in Victoriaville (Canada), “Electron” in Geneve (Switzerland), and more.















After playing the guitar as his main instrument for nearly thirty years, KK NULL has gradually moved towards a more electronic approach. Since the late 90′s he has concentrated his efforts on his solo & collaborative recordings, exploring the outer territories of electronica, creating intense clashing wave of noise, structured electro-acoustic ambience, broken down rhythmics, scattered pitch sculptures, droning isolationist material which could be described “cosmic noise maximal/minimalism”.
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"Saishiyu bushitsu"
Year:  1985
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Label:  Nux organization
Format:  LP
Tracks:  2
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Harsh Noise



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