Monday, June 19, 2017

Interview with Contagious Orgasm

Contagious Orgasm is a 3-piece Industrial band from Nagoya, founded by Hiroshi Hashimoto in the late 80’s. Their music can be described as ritualistic ambient soundscapes. Often performed live with cut-up visuals of old movies and tv series. Contagious Orgasm toured several times in Europe and played Maschinenfest and Elektroanschlag festival in Germany.
Hiroshi Hashimoto also runs his own SSSM label and has released many CD’s and cassettes of international and japanese underground acts.
The interview was held with Hiroshi Hashimoto and Marvel who’s the percussionist of Contagious Orgasm.
Interview by Joke Lanz
(10th June 2017 at Naganawa restaurant in Kasugai/Nagoya)

Monday, June 5, 2017

Interview with Kazuyuki Kishino aka KK Null

Kazuyuki Kishino aka KK Null is one of the most prominent figures in Japanese Underground and Noise music. He's active since the early 80's and can be heard on countless records with his projects KK Null, Zeni Geva, Absolut Null Punkt, Null, YBO2 etc. He worked with Steve Albini, did two Peel sessions for BBC, collaborated with Fred Frith, Z'EV, Keiji Haino, Chris Watson, Matmos, just to name a few. He was born in Tokyo, but lives outside the capital in the quiet countryside.
Interview by Joke Lanz
(2nd June 2017 at Doutor Cafe in Tsuruma)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Japan dates!

Finally I managed to create a tour flyer for my Japan shows and all without photoshop! :-)
Artwork comes from an old collage of mine which was used for a CD-r sleeve for my previous Japan-tour in 2013. Taiwan and Hong Kong shows will be seperately announced! Cheers!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Joke Lanz: turntables
Ryosuke Kiyasu: snare drum
live at FARO coffee & catering Tokyo Japan 27th May 2017
video by FARO design
thanks to Reiko Ebihara

Monday, May 29, 2017

Interview with Iku Sakan

Iku Sakan is a Osaka born electronic musician and DJ, currently based in Berlin. His music focuses predominantly on the potential of the emotional developments through the repetitive rhythmic patterns, rotating harmonics and resonating melodies.
Interview by Joke Lanz
(21st May 2017 in front of Soup Ochiai Tokyo)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Interview with Ryosuke Kiyasu

Ryosuke Kiyasu is a Japanese drummer based in Tokyo. He regularly plays with his own Kiyasu Orchestra (Free-Jazz-Noise), with Sete Star Sept (Grindcore), with Keiji Haino's Fushitsusha project and as an energetic solo performer (snare drum solo).
Interview by Joke Lanz
(16th May 2017 at Asagaya Ten Tokyo)