Artist Spotlight: Ryo Inoue of Bijutune

Artist Spotlight: Ryo Inoue of Bijutune

Bijutune is a children’s educational television series (short films), produced by NHK and created by Ryo Inoue.The program teaches fine arts  with a little nonsense. Ryo Inoue is a composer and singer and animator. He creates them all by himself. Bijutune town event was held at Yokohama sogo loft last week. Take a look at Botticelli’s […]

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Hip Hop in Japan

Hip Hop in Japan

Hip Hop introduction Let’s start with the basis. You heard about hip hop and rap, two names that seem to be the same but aren’t. They actually have very much in common and it’s no coincidence. Krs-one, one of the most famous hip hop pioneer (and probably the most quoted emcee* when it’s about hip […]

Underground: Japanoise

Underground: Japanoise

Japanoise Japanoise incorporates live machine sounds, non-musical vocal techniques, physically manipulated audio media, processed sound recordings, field recording, computer-generated noise, stochastic process, and other randomly produced electronic signals such as distortion, feedback, static, hiss and hum. Also an emphasis on high volume levels and lengthy, continuous pieces. Japanese noise artists that contributed to this upsurge of this movement include Hijokaidan, Boredoms, C.C.C.C., Incapacitants, KK Null, Yamazaki […]