News March 24, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the release of three new vinyl reissues from some of the most influential and boundary-pushing Japanese noise projects of all time. These reissues capture the raw energy and experimental spirit that made these acts so groundbreaking and essential to the development of noise music as a genre.

These three reissues are a testament to the enduring power and creativity of Japanese noise music, and we are proud to offer them to a new generation of listeners. Whether you are a longtime fan or new to the genre, these albums are a must-have for anyone interested in the evolution of experimental music.

Uma172 C.C.C.C.  Reflexive Universe  LP edition of 199 |  24€ C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control Center) is a legendary Japanese noise music collective that was founded in Tokyo in 1989. The group originally had four members – Mayuko Hino, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Fumio Kosakai, and Ryuichi Nagakubo – who are known for their unique approach to noise music, and quickly gained a reputation for their intense and chaotic live performances. The group’s sound is characterized by its use of high-volume, distorted noise, feedback, and electronics, as well as their incorporation of… Find out more here

Uma171 Monde Bruits  Purgatory LP edition of 199 |  24€ Monde Bruits is a Japanese experimental noise project formed in the early 1990s, from the brainchild of Iwasaki Shōhei. The sound has been compared to other experimental noise acts of the time, such as Merzbow, Hijokaidan or Incapacitants. However, Monde Bruits‘ approach to noise is distinct, incorporating elements of musique concrète, industrial, and free improvisation which raw and bristly aesthetic. Purgatory cassette, released on the G.R.O.S.S. Japanese tape label, founded and run by Akifumi Nakajima… Find out more here

Uma170 Violent Onsen Geisha – Wagamama Na Ofukuro LP edition of 299 |  24€ In 1987, Nakahara Masaya founded the project Violent Onsen Geisha, which quickly became one of the most well-known and influential names in the Japanese noise music scene, distinctive among others for frequently displaying a bizarre, sarcastic, and mischievous sense of humor. The band’s name, which translates to “violent hot springs geisha,” is a reference to the traditional Japanese practice of hot spring bathing, as well as a… Find out more here