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Upcoming gigs, in the land of milk and honey, part 1, Japanese Connections. by DuChamp
October 14, 2011, 9:01 am
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Sorry for the delay. This long, aching tape delay. Some upcoming gigs!

[#] Japanese connections:

Tonight, fri Oct 14th @ Loophole (Boddinstrasse 60 Neukölln)

ASTRO is the solo project of legendary Japanese noise artist Hiroshi Hasegawa, also highly revered as a member of the seminal noise band C.C.C.C (along with Fumio Kosakai of Incapacitants, amongst others). Hasegawa is rightly regarded as a major player in the noise world, appearing on over 50 releases in various guises, famously touring the US with Hair Stylistics and Jazkamer, collaborating with Damion Romero, Masonna, Richard Ramirez and many others.
He also appeared at 2006’s No Fun Fest in New York as half of Astromero, his duo with Romero. And his spot in the eternal noise firmament was secured with No Fun’s C.C.C.C. box set Early Works.

Opening act:  KAKAWAKA  and ARNO BRUIL 

DJ set IKU SAKAN    Donation: 6-10€.

Sun Oct 16th @ Smartdeli (Chaussestrasse 5, Mitte)

LAZY CRAZY PUDDING – Japanese pop live

we wanna be simply happy with pop songs ! feel free to stop by like having a cup of tea after sunday walk, if you need relaxin’, uncomplicated but good music before the winter comes.

15:00 Open
16:00 Tatsumi + Anemone ( J-noise pop )
17:00 Futaba Nakayama ( J-Folk pop )
18:00 DJ Anemone ( J-pop & Rock )

tatsumi ryusui    ・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

Electric guitar, pedals, toys…Sonic transition of everyday sounds with a touch of noise-ambience treated by Tatsumi.
this time he will show his another side with special singer.
delicately manipulated flagile vocal soaked in a heavy syrup of guitar noise..

futaba nakayama ・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

*The singer and songwriter Nakayama Futaba was born in Osaka in 1981. During
her studies at the Osaka University of Arts she started playing the “Guitalele“ in a band and is touring since. Nakayama played live in Toronto, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Berlin. Her song “Hanatori“ is the theme song and soundtrack of the Japanese independent film “Kokoro no oto” (2011) by Senichi Tamura. Nakayama released two albums so far: Her first album, “Tomodachi Wa Inu Dake” (My only Friend is a Dog) was released by Alchemy Records in 2006; her 2nd album, “Tsuduku”(continue) by P-VINE RECORDS in 2009.* <>

admission fee : 3euro
ticket + japanese pudding or panda onigiri : 5euro

Mon Oct17th @ NK, Elsenstrasse 52, Treptow


Collective led by Kawabata Makoto. There are currently around 30 members, famous and unknown, musicians, artist, dancers, farmers etc. In order to follow and document their multifarious activities, in 1998 the Acid Mothers Temple family record label was set up. The Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. group is just one part of collective’s activities. Over a decade ago Kawabata became involved with a commune of Japanese beatniks and hippies, but the whole left-wing ethos didn’t really sit right with him. The members of Acid Mothers Temple have several houses all over Japan, and each of us is free to come and go between these houses. So we’re not a commune in the sense that all of us live together in the same place. There are some members who like to travel, others who stay at home. Everyone is free to live in whatever way they like. Our slogan is “Do Whatever You Want, Don’t Do Whatever You Don’t Want!!”. As a result of this philosophy, we have lost money and the trust of society as a whole, but we’ve gained time and freedom. When all the Aum Shinrikyo stuff was going on in Japan in 1995, there were quite a few of our members staying at AMT’s house. [NB Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth, were the religious cult who carried out the poison gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 that left 12 dead and over 1000 injured]. The neighbours mistakenly thought that our house was a secret Aum hideout and managed to get them evicted. Also, mountain villages are always suspicious of outsiders, and sometimes they are ostracised by the community. These kinds of problems pop up from time to time, but there’s not much we can do about it. One of our members is a farmer, living together with his fields and rice paddies. There’s another member who has travelled through the Australian deserts and lived with Aborigines. There’s others who are bumming round India. One went to Africa and never came back. One dropped out of a yakuza gang and decided to travel around Japan searching for mermaids. But we all live according to our slogan, and we all eventually return to the fold. They respect each others’ ways of life, and we try not to tie each other down. The “soul collective” only exists so that we can protect our freedom.






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Emoticons on rice and cute cartoons make me love Japan !

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