Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for AOKI TAKAMASA and MORKOBOT.

Availabilities: 21st, 25th + between 27th and 30th June
Territory: Europe

Availabilities: 17th, 18th, 21st June
Territories: North Of France, The Netherlands, Belgium

oki Takamasa was born in 1976 in Osaka, and seems to be one of the most
productive artists from the new music scene in Japan. He performed live in
2002 with Vladislav Delay, Snd, Akufen, and Jan Jelinek. Indigo Rose is
his third album and also fifth full-length release from the interesting
Progressive Form label based in Tokyo.

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The sound of this album has a kind of abstract quality. It is different
and goes from more rhythmic and peaceful tracks to harsher and noisier
parts. Sounds new and familiar at the same time, maybe that’s because of
the sharper sounds that are always present in this accessible music. The
more accessible parts are always covered with a fine dose of sharp noises,
so you can call this music cutting edge or improvised IDM if you like. The
experimental flow is always there, but it’s not the typical melodic music
like Bola for example. The sound of Aoki Takamasa’s album is the
furthermost someone can go mixing equal parts melodica and noisy
experiments. It doesn’t fall apart completely off the edge like Merzbow
and it’s also not too sugary like Novel 23 or Ten and Tracer can be. It is
right in between experimental and classic electronica; this is pure
cutting-edge music at it’s best. Most of the songs, except the first one,
are more than 6 minutes in length, some are even more than 10 minutes.
There’s enough time for them to develop nicely, everything is well
balanced and the rhythmic and melodic parts are combined with good amounts
of light controlled noises. Tujiko Noriko from the Austrian label Mego
sings in one track.
Everything is perfectly OK until you get to the final song, one of the
best endings I’ve ever heard and one of the most accessible experimental
pieces of all time. This last song, called “There’s Not Much Left” is the
perfect blissful end of this music. Indigo Rose is a nice album that comes
from the very interesting new Japanese post-digital music scene, a scene
with labels and artists like Cubic Music, Wonderland Falling Yesterday,
Plop Records, Fonica, Aoki Takamasa, Progressive Form, Saag Records,
Toshiaki Ooi and many others… Many of the European electronic musicians
can learn a lot from the Japanese.
Progressive Form.

Since the dawn of the First galaxies the voice of Morkobot resounded
solemn over the saturated atmospheres of the planets in evolution.
Dominator of the magnetic strengths and ancestral regulator of the
conscience flows, Morkobot has returned to the Earth through his three
messengers Lin, Lan, Len brutally subdued to his will.

Morkobot is a totally suggestive instrumental sonic monster.
A magmatic and liquid atmosphere lead the listener to a psychedelic and
caotic world in which vibrations become dense like glue, light and
darkness are continuosly turning in a nonstop changing lysergic noise:
moments of raw power suddenly replace those with softer, deliberate
arrangements, and viceversa.
Musically, this italian trio is the perfect middle point between robotic
mechanisms (the term ‘robot rock’ comes to mind) and organic humanity.

Mostro, the second work of Morkobot out in 2006, bring the listener to a
sensorial experience in which different musical genres become so extreme
you cannot find a definition able to describe the music.
From John Zorn to Black Sabbath, from Pink Floyd to Godflesh, Don
Caballero meet Lightning Bolt in a alien delirium... this is Morkobot, a
band out of every scheme.

With Morto the final chapter of Morkobot's first trilogy, the trio (Lin,
Lan, Len) has realized a single long track, creating with two basses and
drums, an incredible maze of sounds. Morkobot leads the listener into the
ocean of “Death concept” and its value as “Reborn”.
This is Morto, all the rest is dead.

2011 marks the return of MoRkObOt, bringing forth their heaviest, most
focused and most adventurous music ever. Enter, Morbo…
After the previous one track album Morto, Morbo (latin for disease)
consists of seven cacophonous songs in which the psychedelic attitude of
the first Trilogy (Morkobot - Mostro - Morto albums) is dried to expose
the bones and nerves of a more intricate, but at the same time more
straightforward and focused music, skilfully assembled by the two bass
guitars and drum-kit.
The result is a raw yet complex low-end sound, interesting to hear as the
spectrum of it becomes pure and essential so that Morbo will modify
quickly the way You're used to hear musicKnown for carving a sonic
language of their own, MoRkObOt's fourth album takes their sound to new
depths and offers a different way of approaching.

I look forward to hearing from you asap.

Have a nice week-end.


Some Noise
C/O Alain Bolle
1050 Brussels 5


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