Monday, 4 November 2019

OUTLANDS PRESENTS: ENSÕ SONE - IMPATV & QUJAKU With special guests group A (presenting a new AV set)

 

OUTLANDS PRESENTS: ENSÕ SONE - IMPATV & QUJAKU
With special guests group A (presenting a new AV set)

WATCH IMPATV’S MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW QUJAKU SONG “IN NEUTRAL

OUTLANDS experimental music touring network present an original audio-visual collaboration between Japanese psych band Qujaku and UK visual artists IMPATV.

Developed during a residency in Japan in June 2019, this new production explores ideas of duality.  Sound triggers light that in turn creates form via an amalgam of heavy, rhythmic ambience combined with visual projections, lighting and stage design.  The resulting union will unfurl as an expansive spectacle to stimulate the senses.

Special guests group A open each night of the tour with a spectacular new AV set.



Ensō - a circular symbol hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

Sone - a unit of loudness; how loud a sound is perceived.

Ensō Sone expresses a freedom to create loudness, which marks the starting point for this exciting new collaboration. Further ideas from Japanese Zen practice; of oneness, natural opposites and equilibrium, the spirit of harmonious cooperation, the visible and the invisible, absolute fullness in emptiness, simplicity, completeness, and endlessness are explored.

The tour includes special guests electronic, industrial act group A (now the solo project of Tommi Tokyo) who in turn collaborate with Berlin based visual artist DEAD SLOW AHEAD on a new multi-dimensional video universe, opening the gate to the inside-self, mixing slow ethereal abstract sounds with mind-shattering stroboscopic video pulsations, designed to challenge the observers’ expectations of AV work.

As with all OUTLANDS tours, there will be an accompanying workshop to shine a light on the artistic processes behind the production. IMPATV will host an experimental video workshop prior to the ENSÕ SONE shows, exploring some of the techniques they use to create their videos and visual work, using a variety of new and outdated technologies. Participants will have their own experimental video work to take away with them. For more info.

OUTLANDS TOUR #6 DATES:
Wed 6th Nov - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
Thu 7th Nov - Milton Keynes Gallery
Fri 8th Nov - London - Corsica Studios
Sat 9th Nov - Cambridge Junction
Sun 10th Nov - Bexhill - De La Warr Pavilion
Mon 11th Nov - Bristol - Cube Cinema
Tue 12th Nov - Plymouth - KARST
Wed 13th Nov - Manchester - Fairfield Social Club
Thu 14th Nov - Bradford - Fuse

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

(photo credit Hajime Kato, hi res version available here)

QUJAKU
Formed in 2013, QUJAKU are a Japanese heavy psychedelic rock band based in Shizuoka. Their dark, heavy psychedelia is replete with rich distortion and feedback creating a unique decadent ambience. The apocalyptic sound they muster fuels an urge to release from the everyday to discover an ephemeral beauty behind the fierceness. The delicate yet strong leading voice, filled with destructive guitar, repetitive rhythmic percussion, and deep, bellowing bass combine to create Qujaku's unique sound atmosphere to preoccupy the mind and enhance the experience.


IMPATV
IMPATV is a collaborative video and stage production project from UK artists Isadora Darke and Jamie Robinson. Using new digital technologies and live mixing methods combined with costumes and stage design they produce immersive installations, music videos, live streaming, and art and music productions across the realms of DIY, experimental and underground culture.


(Photo by Dead Slow Ahead, high-res available here)

GROUP A - DEAD SLOW AHEAD
group A present a mix of synth heavy minimal wave, avant noise, striking visuals and performance art that carries the very breath of early industrial pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle or Cabaret Voltaire. Their early shows came as a shock to most spectators, non-stop waves of experimental noise, intensely emotional poetry readings and nude live-paintings. As the violinist Sayaka goes on a long hiatus, group A is evolving, currently the solo project of Tommi Tokyo, she continues to collaborate with Berlin based visual artist DEAD SLOW AHEAD for live A/V performances. The work of DEAD SLOW AHEAD centres around erratic geometry, slow strobe destruction, and negation of the visual comfort zone.



QUOTES:

“I am extremely excited to be commissioning this project and touring it around the Outlands network. The Japan & UK residencies allowed for a deep creative partnership between Qujaku & IMPATV to be established and enabled this ambitious AV touring production to be delivered. During our time in Japan, Fat Out connected with independent venues, art spaces, and interesting performances spaces - seeking out those that championed experimental and alternative music. We have established partnerships with these spaces and the people who run them, and aim to work together to set up opportunities for artists and build further partnerships between the UK and Japan in the future.”  - Emma Thompson, Fat Out

“We’re delighted to be a part of the project. We’ve never had tours in collaboration with visual artists, it’s always exciting to do new things. The UK is one of the countries we enjoy playing most and people are always kind to us. We really look forward to playing in the country, working with people from a different culture and creating moments for people to enjoy themselves.” - QUJAKU

“We first saw Qujaku live in 2016 and felt a sense of mysticism and otherworldliness through the intense stomping rhythm and eerie vocals. They have a completely different sound to any UK bands we know of and we’re excited to see how this will inform the imagery of the visuals we will create. During our trip to Japan we immersed ourselves in their culture, values, craft and technology which massively inspired the visual direction of this project.” - IMPATV

This performance is an original commission by OUTLANDS, produced by Fat Out, 2019.
Supported by Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Foundation.



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Monday, 17 June 2019

QUJAKU release 200 limited edition EP, “In Neutral” on 26th July and confirm new mini Europe tour


QUJAKU will release a brand new 200 limited EP, “In Neutral”, from So I Buried Records on 26th July 2019, when their forthcoming mini Europe tour starts (see below). The 10 inch EP contains 2 long-length tracks, “In Neutral” on the side A and “Gloria” on the side B.

Their expanding psychedelia has been upgraded to the cutting edge. The minimal beat and brutal noise the band creates take you to another dimension.

Also, it has been confirmed that the band will have a new mini Europe tour to celebrate the release of the EP. The tour contains 6 shows in 5 countries, including two festival appearances, Ghent Festival in Belgium and Supernormal Festival in the UK.


July
26th (Fri) Ghent, BE / Ghent Festival
27th (Sat) Lille, FR / L'Imposture
28th (Sun) Hamburg, DE / Die Schute
31st (Wed) Dublin, IE / The Sound House

August
2nd (Fri) London, UK / New River Studios
3rd (Sat) Braziers Park, UK / Supernormal Festival

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- EP Title
In Neutral

- Release Date
26th July 2019

- Tracklist

1. In Neutral
2. Gloria

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Monday, 25 June 2018

QUJAKU release new 500 limited edition LP, “QUJAKU” and confirm new Europe tour


QUJAKU will release their first 500 limited album, “QUJAKU”, in the name of QUJAKU from So I Buried Records on 16th August 2018, when their forthcoming Europe tour starts (see below). The album contains 9 tracks including a song released in the name of their former name, The Piqnic, and will be released on double 12 inch vinyl.

The originality growing every release even grows dramatically in this album, and becomes bewitching and insane deep-roaring-psychedelia that contains the brutality corresponding the heavy bass sound smashing the brain and the solemnity like hymns combining with the nostalgia like pastorals.

Also, it has been confirmed that the band will have a new Europe tour to celebrate the release of the album. The tour contains 20 shows in 6 countries, including two festival appearances, Nox Orae Festival in Switzerland and HUB Festival in Cardiff.


August
16th (Thu) Nottingham, UK / JT Soar
17th (Fri) York, UK / The Crescent
18th (Sat) Newcastle, UK / Head Of Steam
19th (Sun) Preston, UK / The PPL
22nd (Wed) Birmingham, UK / Hare And Hounds
23rd (Thu) Chester, UK / The Golden Eagle
24th (Fri) Cardiff, UK / HUB Festival
25th (Sat) Wrexham, UK / Tŷ Pawb
26th (Sun) Bristol, UK / The Old England
27th (Mon) Brighton, UK / Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
28th (Tue) Gent, BE / Trefpunt
29th (Wed) Hildesheim, DE / Club VEB
31st (Fri) Frankfurt, DE / ExZess

September
1st (Sat) La Tour-de-Peilz, CH / Nox Orae Festival
3rd (Mon) Budapest, HU / Dürer Kert
4th (Tue) České Budějovice, CZ / TBC
5th (Wed) Brno, CZ / Bajkazyl
6th (Thu) Prague, CZ / Theremin
8th (Sat) Brussels, BE / Magasin 4
9th (Sun) London, UK / The Lexington

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- Title 
QUJAKU

- Release Date 
16th August 2018

- Tracklist
1. Shoku No Hakumei
2. Kami Ga Korosu
3. ZyouK
4. KEIREN
5. Ave
6. Hadaka No Inochi
7. Kagamie
8. Yui, Hate No Romance
9. Sweet Love of Mine

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QUJAKU are a Japanese psychedelic band formed in 2013 and based in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. Violent but delicate melody and heavy but stable rhythm remind you Japanese underground legends such as Keiji Haino and Les Rallizes Denudes, the insane dark deep heavy roaring sound containing gothic elements at the same time leads you to the utopia, the deep psychedelia opening the third eye. The band released a debut album, “ZyouK”, in 2015 and toured the UK, Germany and Hungary, followed by a release of an EP, “KEIREN”, and a UK tour in 2016. In 2017, they released an EP, “H” and had their biggest ever Europe tour with 26 shows in 5 countries, including three music festival appearances at Fat Out Fest, Focus Wales and Raw Power. In October 2017, they released a latest EP, “S”.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

untitled room vol. 20.1

designed by Yoichi Tamori

横浜、黄金町にあるアートスタジオ、旧劇場にて行なってきたUntitled Roomですが、今回初めて会場が変わります。
今回の会場は上野にあるアートギャラリー、みんなのギャラリー。
当会場にて4/12-4/22の期間に開催される、qujakuのアー写等を撮影してもらっている写真家、加藤甫君の写真展、"qujaku"、名前の通りqujakuの写真の展覧会になり、開催期間の4/15にUntitled Room特別版としてqujakuのメンバーが各々ソロパフォーマンスを行います(ドラムのHABUTOは会場の音量制限の問題の為、出演しません)。
展示される主な写真は2016年にSo I Buried Recordsから発売された"KEIREN" EPのリリース時に開催されたUKツアーでのライブ写真、オフショット、海外ツアーでしか見れないメンバーの貴重な姿をご覧になれます。
イベント当日も会場内で展示されているqujakuの写真を観覧する事は可能です。
今回の写真展では初出しの写真ばかりですし、qujakuメンバーのソロを東京で一度に観れるチャンスもなかなかありません、この機会に是非。

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so i buried presents
Untitled Room vol. 20.1

- 出演アーティスト
Shuya Onuki (qujaku)
Hiromi Oishi (qujaku)
Soushi Mizuno (qujaku)

- 日時
2018年4月15日(日) 17:30 オープン / 18:00 スタート

- 会場

東京都台東区東上野4-14-3 Route Common 2F


- 料金
1500円

*予約方法
予約メールアドレス、soiburied at gmail dot comまで下記の情報を明記の上、
メール送信願います。
件名: untitled room予約
本文: 名前、電話番号、予約希望人数

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Shuya Onuki (qujaku)


Hiromi Oishi (qujaku)


Soushi Mizuno (qujaku)


静岡県浜松市を拠点に活動する2013年結成のサイケデリックバンド。暴力的であり繊細なメロディー、重厚であり安定したリズムは灰野敬二や裸のラリーズを彷彿させ、同時にゴシック性を併せ持つ彼らの狂気的暗黒重低轟音はユートピアへ先導する、白眼開眼ディープサイケデリア。201510月にデビューアルバム、「ZyouK」をリリース、イギリス、ドイツ、ハンガリーの3カ国にて全10公演のヨーロッパツアー20165月にはEP、「KEIREN」をリリースし、2つの音楽フェスを含む全6公演のUKツアーを敢行する。20174月にEPH」のリリース、そのリリースに伴いバンド史上最大規模の5カ国26公演のヨーロッパツアーを4月~5月に行い、成功させた。10月にはバンドの最新作であるEP、「S」をリリース。

Monday, 26 February 2018

untitled room vol. 20

designed by Yoichi Tamori

横浜のディープ街、黄金町にある元ストリップ劇場、現アートスタジオの旧劇場にて毎月行なってきた超DIYイベント、Untitled Room、とうとう20回目です。
そして、旧劇場の閉館に伴い、今回で最終回。
最後は通常回のライブスペースである中2階ではなく、1階にて30名限定で行います。
最終回のアーティストは2組、濃密です。
1組目のアーティストは去年の6月、vol.11にてソロで演奏して頂いたオプトロン奏者の伊東篤宏とカテゴライズ不可女子、テンテンコによる新生ノイズデュオ、ZVIZMO。
2組目はイギリス、ロンドンを拠点に活動するサイケバンド、BO NINGENのギタリスト、Kohhei Matsudaです。
目と耳から脳髄を経由し郷愁的ユートピアへ亜空間光速旅行。
3月18日は旧劇場、マストです。

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so i buried presents
Untitled Room vol. 20

- 出演アーティスト
ZVIZMO (伊東篤宏 x テンテンコ)
Kohhei Matsuda (BO NINGEN)

- 日時
2018年3月18日(日) 17:30 オープン / 18:00 スタート

- 会場
横浜市中区末吉町3-49

- 料金
2000円

*予約方法
予約メールアドレス、soiburied at gmail dot comまで下記の情報を明記の上、
メール送信願います。
件名: untitled room予約
本文: 名前、電話番号、予約希望人数

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ZVIZMO / ズビズモ




蛍光灯音具 OPTRON(オプトロン)プレイヤーの伊東 篤宏と、アンダーグラウンド⇔メジャーを縦横無尽に行き来する テンテンコ によるデュオユニット。
テンテンコの聴き易いが意外に重たいエレクトロビートと伊東のフリーキーだが意外とキャッチーなOPTRONが作り出す  アヴァン・エレポップ且つストレンジ・テクノイズな演奏は、「奇天烈だが何故かフレンドリー」な響きに満ちている。


Kohhei Matsuda (BO NINGEN)


英国ロンドンを拠点に活動するロックバンド、BO NINGENのギター。
元YUCKのフロントマン、ダニエル・ブランバーグの新プロジェクトHebronixのシンセサイザー奏者。
他に、気鋭の映像作家、石田悠介による短編 Holy Disasterの劇伴や、ロンドン即興シーンの総本山Cafe Otoでの活動、電子音楽の新たな才能 Albino Soundやアヴァンギャルド電子パンク group Aとのコラボレーションなど。

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

untitled room vol. 19

designed by Yoichi Tamori

横浜、黄金町にあるアートスタジオ、旧劇場にて毎月行なっている超DIYイベント、Untitled Room、19回目のアーティストは日本ノイズ界の重鎮、ASTROのHiroshi Hasegawa。
今回も勿論、ライブスペースは旧劇場中2階の洞窟、10人限定です。
あの10人で満員の極小スペースは深海系コラージュ・ノイズに耐えられるのか、それとも耐え切れず近隣からクレームが発生してしまうのか、必見ですよ。
2/17は横浜のディープタウン、黄金町にて唯一無二の体験を是非。

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so i buried presents
Untitled Room vol. 19

- 出演アーティスト
Hiroshi Hasegawa (ASTRO)

- 日時
2018年2月17日(土) 18:30 オープン / 19:00 スタート

- 会場
横浜市中区末吉町3-49

- 料金
1500円

*予約方法
予約メールアドレス、soiburied at gmail dot comまで下記の情報を明記の上、
メール送信願います。
件名: untitled room予約
本文: 名前、電話番号、予約希望人数

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Hiroshi Hasegawa aka ASTRO


1963年神奈川県鎌倉市生まれ。
1983年頃より主に打楽器・声によるフリー・インプロヴィゼーションの演奏を開始し、自身の即興演奏プロジェクトとして「解体飼育団」を名乗る、
1989年頃に突如ノイズ演奏に開眼し日野繭子、コサカイフミオ、長久保隆一と共に「C.C.C.C.」を結成。
その後「C.C.C.C.」の活動と並行して「ASTRO」名義で1993年頃からアナログ・シンセサイザーによるソロ演奏ユニットとして活動。
作品リリースやライブ活動を精力的に行い、様々なアーティストとのコラボレーションも数多く行っており、海外のフェスティバルにも度々招聘されている。
2013年に女性エレクトロニクス奏者RohcoをASTROのメンバーに迎えデュオ編成になったのを機に、ソロ名義を本名の「Hiroshi Hasegawa」とする。
なおメンバーとして参加しているユニットにはASTRO以外にも「Galactic Abyss」「Cosmic Coincidence」「Mortal Vision」「BLASTRO」「NORD」「GALAX」「SOUTH SATURN DELTA」等がある。