Sound Creator living in Tokyo JAPAN.
I have been making music ever since buying my first synthesizer in 1995. I soon found myself signed by a Belgian experimental music label in 1996, and for four years I was busy releasing four solo albums and some remixes. However, for accuracy’s sake I should also mention that the ten years after that were what I have come to refer to as “The Lost Decade.”
I had always found it thrilling to produce music that combined elements of techno and house, progressive and jazz, and a whole range of other genres – long before it was ever labeled “electronica” or “IDM.” Nevertheless, this kind of cross-genre experimentation has since become cliché. It came to a point where anyone could easily make “strange” music. As a result, I found myself in a situation where I became bored with it all.
Then, rather suddenly and unexpectedly, I found myself once again thinking about producing audio works. Ironically, this idea hit me in March of 2011, just as the great Tohoku earthquake hit Japan. In the days before the disaster my head had been filled with thoughts like, “I should really start making music again,” and “any time is a good time.” I began holding vague plans to achieve my goal, only to have any clear possibility of that day ever arriving suddenly stripped away by the disaster. There was an overwhelming sense here that everyday life as we knew it would be gone tomorrow.
Then, by chance, Turgut, the owner of Shhhh…, listened to some audio I had uploaded into Soundcloud. As a result, my goal has finally become a reality. It has taken ten years, but I am finally releasing my fifth full-length album.
兵庫出身・東京在住。1995年、21歳でベルギーの実験音楽レーベルSubRosaと契約し、2000年までの5年間に4枚のアルバムをリリース。ビル・ラズウェルのリミックスをはじめ、AutechreやSquarepusherらと共にEast Flatbush Projectのリミックスアルバムに参加するなど数多くのコンピレーションにも参加。また、2ndアルバムは英WIRE誌の年間ベストに選ばれるなど、認知を広げつつあったが、その後2000年に活動を休止。