2022

Uma154 The New BlockadersChangez Les Blockeurs 40th Antiversary Edition Transparent LP edition of 199 | 24€ 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary (or, more accurately, antiversary) of Changez Les Blockeurs and in celebration of this Urashima is proud to present a new limited reissue in transparent vinyl which has been expertly remastered at Audiplex Studio in Hamburg by Asmus Tietchens, himself a well-know German avant-garde composer. Within the history of noise music, there are few artefacts, as seminal as The New Blockaders‘  Changez Les Blockeurs. Find out more here

Uma164 Hijokaidan – Zouroku No Kibyou 40th Anniversary Edition (2 versions) Zouroku no Kibyo resting at a fascinating juncture between space-harsh progressive, impro and noise, it was years ahead of its time when it first appeared becoming one of the great holy grails of Japan noise. Creatively thrilling – filled with emotive highs and lows – it’s a crucial piece in the puzzle of Japan’s wild and wonderful history of noise music. A truly stunning, visionary expanse of texture and tonality – pushing noise practice and the very notions of language into uncharted realms, improvising with… Find out more here

Uma163 Incapacitants – Feedback of N.M.S (2 versions) An absolutely masterful piece of work, threaded with risk, ambition, raw immediacy, and precision. While astounding artists in their own right, deserving every bit of the accolades they’ve thus far received,  Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai seem capable of something profound together that has yet to have heard. Feedback Of N.M.S. is everything we hope to hear from an experimental endeavour and so much more. Ten out ten, and mind-bendingly good. Once the word gets out, this one isn’t going to sit around for long. Find out more here

Ura048 Atrax Morgue – From degeneration to degeneration 12 Cassette in wooden box w/book edition of 99 sold out Following on the back of their stunning, expansive reissues of Atrax Morguereleased in the last years, Urashima returns with “From degeneration to degeneration”, an astounding 12 cassette box set, fully authorized, mastered from the original tapes,  dedicated to the early works of the artist. Housed in one beautiful black wooden box editions 12inch size – containing reissue of complete Slaughter Productions tapes titles – it’s easily one of the most ambitious release… Find out more here

Uma162 Solmania – Erosion LP edition of 199 | 22€ Erosion captures an astounding concert at Eggplant, in Osaka May 15th 1987, recorded at the venue, using guitar, tape, radio, metal, turntable and voice and published on cassette by Solmania own legendary label Fatagaga Tapes the same year in very limited edition. Fully remastered from the original analog tapes, vinyl is comprising a single, extended work over two sides, for about 30 minutes where the artist dives into one of the most joyous and tense musical expressions to have emerged during that decade, generating dense, trance-inducing… Find out more here

Uma161 Incapacitants – Quietus LP edition of 199 sold out Almost thirty years have passed since the first publication of Quietus. Is the fourth Incapacitants album released on Alchemy Records and along Feedback Of N.M.S. has definitively consecrates them as the Gods of Noise. ‘’No risk, No return’’ fills completely side a, and it’s just uncontaminated, pure electronic distortion of the highest quality: exciting, frightening, hypnotic and fascinating all at the same time. Side B open with a small noise gem, furrows that precede the intensity and the noisy purity that will characterize all the production… Find out more here

Uma160 Merzbow – Magnesia Nova 2LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 299 | 32€ Exquisitely recorded and mixed between February and May 1995 at ZSF Produkt Studio, Masami Akita’s home studio from the late 80s to late 90s, Magnesia Nova is stunning immersion into the world of Merzbow during one of the project’s most engrossing and important period. Inspired by the intersections between Greece and Japan and between Western and Eastern civilization along with work of Athanasius Kircher (all of the track titles have been taken from Kircher’s works ), is a true blasts of noise, meticulously… Find out more here

Ura047 Mauthausen Orchestra – Private Thoughts Recordings double Cassette in wooden box edition of 99 | 39€ This new work – a release which has been officially authorized by his family – shows us Pierpaolo Zoppo at the peak of his artistic maturity: after investigating the most extreme and intransigent sounds for years with impetus, he finds a moment of reflection and some quietness, without completely abandoning its original instinctive and ‘wild’ nature, he knocks corners and softens forms, giving us fifteen tracks of music/non-music as ‘strong’ as ever, but at the same time touching…  Find out more here

Ura046 The Rita – Bandaged Invisibility double Cassette in wooden box edition of 99 sold out For this completely new work utilizing aspects of the female as starting point, The Rita picks apart all leg and foot medical taping / bandaging source sounds by Gabi Losoncy. The various portrayals of the invisible woman in popular media and her choice to be wrapped in medical bandage to represent her otherwise invisible bodily form. The taping and bandaging are articulated and applied in such a way to envision the woman’s form in a linear fashion, not unlike contour lines on a map. Find out more here

Uma159 Club Skull – The Origins Of… LP edition of 199 sold out Club Skull is the creative juncture between these three brilliant minds that has produced unceasingly exciting lands of sound. Not only has it fizzed below aspects of noise music, but great swaths of ambient and experimental music, synthesizer, and tape culture. Covering a vast amount of territories within its remarkable cohesiveness – from glacial passages, brooding beats and shifting long-tones that paint images of a darkened world, to long stretches of playful…  Find out more here

Uma158 Merzbow – Hybrid Noisebloom 2LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 299 | 32€ Composed and performed on EMS and Moog Synthesizers, Theremin, Metal Devices, Noise Electronics, and Voice, all recorded at extreme volumes, Hybrid Noisebloom’s five tracks present a fascinating sonic assault, heavily driven by the presence of electronic sounds, played against the sparse interjections of Akita’s heavily processed vocals, that push toward new territories of the extreme, while subtly nodding toward historical gestures from the early… Find out more here

Uma157 Masonna – Masonna Vs. Banamara LP edition of 299 | 22€ On 1988 Masonna released debut album Like a Vagina on cassette by Coquette (reissued on vinyl by Urashima last year), an overdriven blast of psychedelia and harsh noise, that would rattle everything in its wake. Masonna Vs. BananamaraMasonna’s second release, was originally issued , of course, on Vanilla Records in 1989 in a tiny vinyl edition of 290 copies. Given its iconic status and rarity, it’s little wonder that it currently commands heavy figures on the secondary market. Find out more here

Ushi017 Controlled Death – Death Synth Box  5CD in wooden box edition of 300 sold out Death Synth Box is perfectly intertwining into this stinking raw black noise that has been established into the discography of the project, this work is committed to the uprising of total devastation as we have seen with previous Controlled Death releases. Here is presented the embodiment of impure Lo-Fi black noise at its best combined with compositions of utter magnificence. The sounds come from hell, the realm of noise and stench, where men and women wander around crying. The place of…  Find out more here

Ushi016 Merzbow – Collection 001-010 10CD in wooden box edition of 300 sold out Collection 001-010 is easily one of the most important Merzbow reissues to have emerged in recent years. Not only does the collection’s contents rest incredibly close to ground zero of the Japanese noise movement, but it is a striking illumination of Merzbow’s early, rarely accessible activities, often entirely defying the perception of the project as a full throttle sonic attack. Released in an absolutely stunning painted and engraved wooden box, with ten individually sealed…  Find out more here

2021

Uma156 Violent Onsen Geisha – Shock! Shock! Shock! LP edition of 299 | 22€ The Tokyo-based Japanese experimental musician Masaya Nakahara as kwon as Violent Onsen Geisha has been dazzling us with his entirely singular approach to sound since 1989. Harnessing his unique natural approach to mixier by combining techno, pop samples and hip hop, as well as his sister’s karaoke singing or his parent quarreling, screams and glass or ceramic bowls broken, he incredibly built a body of work in recorded contexts that has almost no parallel… Find out more here

Uma155 Hijokaidan – Modern 2LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 299 | 32€ The Kansai based noise band Hijokaidan, come with the first ever vinyl reissue of Modern, originally released on 1989 in CD format. Resting at a fascinating juncture between space-harsh progressive, impro and noise, it was years ahead of its time when it first appeared becoming one of the great holy grails of Japan noise. Creatively thrilling – filled with emotive highs and lows – it’s a crucial piece in the puzzle of Japan’s wild and wonderful history of noise music.The core of the band are JojoJunko and T.Mikawa… Find out more here

Uma154 The New Blockaders – Changez Les Blockeurs (3 versions) sold out Within the history of noise music, there are few artefacts, as seminal as The New Blockaders‘  Changez Les Blockeurs. Anyone who has even a casual interest in noise music should need no introduction to The New Blockaders. Hailed by Ron Lessard (of legendary US noise label RRR) as, ‘The first truly devoted noise artists,’ TNB self-released their debut LP in 1982. That original LP is now one of the most sought-after (and expensive) noise records ever. Find out more here

Ura045 The Gerogerigegege –  Uguisudani Apocalypse Cassette in wooden box | 44€ Uguisudani Apocalypse is a collection of untitled instrumental songs where each track is succinct and minimal, packing melody into a short and concise pounding of different styles with its tracks influenced by lounge music, bossa nova, funk, punk, jazz as well as the sound of the Japanese bubble era – with disco inflections. The simple spread of different styles is almost astounding, with no songs in it both in the same genre as finally, the album keeps… Find out more here

Ura044 The Gerogerigegege –  直美のオナニーと若草寮案内 Cassette in wooden box  sold out Always ahead of the curve, bringing seminal lost works back into centre of our consciousness, we have done it again. A true joy in listening and historically as important as they come, their first ever reissue of The Gerogerigegege, 直美のオナニーと若草寮案内 RE-ISSUE” (“Naomi’s Masturbation and Wakakusa Dormitory Guide RE-ISSUE’), turns everything on its head (and not only that) and is not to be missed. This carelessness and the… Find out more here

Uma153 Masonna – Hate 2LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 299 | 32€ Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna , of course, is one of most prolific, adventurous, and respected noise artists, making dozens of releases on his own legendary and astonishing label Coquette, presenting them in very limited editions, sometime totally confidential (one sole copy), and reflecting his predilection for 60’s psychedelic music revisited in its own very peculiar way. He transforms his voice into noise, feeding the microphone back through a process of… Find out more here

Uma152 C.C.C.C. – Cosmic Coincidence Control Center LP + 7 inch edition of 299 | 32€ The 1990s were a fascinating moment for music and new idioms of experimental music began to bubble in the underground. While often belonging to highly localized scenes and thus overlooked by a broad listenership in the moment, many of these gestures have proven to be profoundly important and influential and have left an indelible mark on the musical landscapes that have followed in their wake. Particularly notable among others C.C.C.C.‘s first album ,Cosmic Coincidence Control Center, that…   Find out more here

Uma078 Atrax Morgue – Close To A Corpse (2 versions) On February 24, 2001 Marco Corbelli take part in the performance “Autopsia dell’opera d’arte vivente come vivisezione del corpo di dio” in the Viareggio art gallery, Studio D’Arte Memoria Indelebile. Together with three other artists he stages an autopsy on a shapeless body, which represents the living work of art. Corbelli actively participates in the pseudo autopsy, as well as sounding the live event. The recording of the sound performance will be released two years later on Slaughter Productions in an extremely limited box set… Find out more here

Uma077 Atrax Morgue – Sickness Report (2 versions) Sickness Report was released in 1996 in CD format for Release Entertainment, a sub-label of Relapse Records for ambient, noise, and experimental works, active between 1992 and 2004. The tracks on the CD were recorded a year earlier, in August 1995 and precisely on the 7th, spontaneously in an hour, like a manic raptus. It is the coldest, most cynical and loudest album of all Atrax Morgue’s discography. The graphics on the CD, faithfully replicated also in the vinyl version, were made by Marco Corbelli with images taken…  Find out more here

Uma151 Masonna – Like A Vagina LP edition of 299 | 22€ Like a vagina is one of Maso’s first recordings and was released on cassette on his home label Coquette in 1988. The original cassette is graphically provocative and contains a long track on each side. Although quite immature as recordings, we are faced with a real discovery, what will become an exceptional blast of vigor and revelation from Japan! Masonna surpassed all extremes with a full frequency violence that was as fast as it was psychedelic. Explosive few seconds of visceral feedback, fast and beautiful and focuses an electrically… Find out more here

Uma150 MSBR – Structured Suicide LP edition of 199 sold out After his debut LP and a lathe cut seven-inch, Structured Suicide is third MSBR release and first on tape in amazing package as everything other release by artist. The long track that occupies the entire A side of the cassette and the first track of the B side of over a quarter of an hour, are filled with excellent harsh noise with strong influences of concrete and electroacoustic music, deep and calmer rumble and ambient effluence. Structured Suicide is a terrific undertaking into the wickedness of mechanized clatter as a foreboding… Find out more here

Uma149 Merzbow – Green Wheels 2LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 299  sold out Green Wheels is Merzbow in its most straightforward, most genuine, most uncontrolled and refined form. Originally released by the legendary US label Self Abuse Records in 1995 on CD and 5-inch vinyl record, both housed in a foil-lined cardboard box with the abstract and impressive art work created by the artist himself, which has become another of the fetishist objects of Merzbow and now incredibly hard to find. Like all of his work since the early nineties, Green Wheels is an uncompromising cascade of brutal noise. Find out more here

Uma148 Masonna – Filled With Unquestionable Feelings LP edition of 299  sold out Cascades of electronic noise, a psychedelic touch and vocal belching mixed together constitute the ingredients of Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna. Maso Yamazaki founded his project in 1987, with a charismatic and glamorous personality who become a cult figure in “Japanoise” scene. Masonna’s abundant productions on his own legendary and astonishing label Coquette were presented in very limited edition, sometime totally confidential… Find out more here

Uma147 Aube – Grind Carve LP edition of 199  sold out Akifumi Nakajima was probably best known for his work under the name Aube, which was one of the more prolific and most interesting noise acts from Japan. He had an impeccable and marvelous sense of design and appreciation for the materials, taking packaging beyond just using regular old paper with his wonderful and unique label G.R.O.S.S., dedicated to releasing experimental music and noise, in addition to his own recordings as Aube. He began recording in 1980 but released nothing until he was asked to create music for an art installation… Find out more here

Uma146 Pain Jerk – Neurotten LP edition of 299 | 22€ Kohei Gomi began experimenting with home recording in the 1980s and got so lost in extreme sonics under the Pain Jerk moniker that his output inevitably spilled out into the wider world. By the mid-90s, he was one of the most prolific and influential noise units operating out of Japan, hurling maelstroms of chaotic chunder and deranged grime at anyone who could handle the extremes. Pain Jerk became one of the leading figures in the “dynamic” style of Japanese noise or Japanoise and is also the owner of the noise tape label… Find out more here

Use001 Controlled Death – Requiem For The Boundless Flesh 5×7” in wooden box edition of 308 sold out Controlled Death’s incredible new work is released on a fivefold seven inch. Ten new tracks, to be precise ten requiem (Rè-quiem carnem I – X), between five and six minutes each for a total duration of almost an hour. The selection of the format is perfect for this composition: the analog support highlights the lo-fi recording and the choice of seven inches allows you to listen to the same song several times, or more songs without a preset order. Thus was born Requiem for the boundless flesh… Find out more here

Uma103 Atrax Morgue – Necro Box 3LP in wooden box + booklet edition of 106 sold out Necro Box is a tribute to the degenerate art of Marco Corbelli, aka Atrax Morgue, one of the greatest exponents of the industrial/power electronics in Italy. First LP in box is Necro Sintesi, originally released in 1993 on Slaughter Productions label as split tape with Lunus. It contains three tracks based on death-cold analog drones that characterize the first production of Atrax Morgue. Deviate and anxious sounds that bangs it into your head like sharp razor blades. The following LP is Necrophiliac Experience… Find out more here

Uma091 Masonna – The Passion Of Rubbers LP in special hand made rubber cover edition of 110 sold out This astonishing double tape printed in 144 numbered copies is reissued on vinyl in only 110 hand numbered copies. The first two tracks of side A are monolithic, ancestral; the planets roar in the infinite silence of the deepest space and sudden crashes hit you with all their destructive power. The use of the pedals and the echo is impressive, nothing is left incomplete, with the feedbacks that cut through the air already saturated with crackles and then the sudden speed changes… Find out more here

2020

Uma145 Masonna – Freak LP edition of 199 sold out Cascades of electronic noise, a psychedelic touch and vocal belching mixed together constitute the ingredients of Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna. Maso Yamazaki founded his project in 1987, with a charismatic and glamorous personality who become a cult figure in “Japanoise” scene. Masonna’s abundant productions on his own legendary and astonishing label Coquette were presented in very limited edition, sometime totally confidential… Find out more here

Uma144 Merzbow – Rainbow Electronics   2LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 299 sold out Merzbow stands as the most important artist in noise music. The moniker of Japanese artist Masami Akita was born in Tokyo in 1979. Inspired by dadaism and surrealism, Akita took the name for his project from German artist Kurt Schwitters’s pre-war architectural assemblage The Cathedral of Erotic Misery or Merzbau. Working in his home, he quickly gained notoriety as a purveyor of a musical genre composed solely of pure, unadulterated noise. Find out more here

Uma143 Incapacitants – S/T LP edition of 199 sold out Few projects can claim the seminal importance of the Incapacitants on worldwide noise scene. The group was formed in 1981 in Osaka, as the solo project of Toshiji Mikawa, a member of the amazing noise group Hijokaidan. Later Mikawa moved to Tokyo, where he joined with Fumio Kosakai, also an occasional member of Hijokaidan, as well as a former member of C.C.C.C., to make Incapacitants a duo. They’ve been making some of the most unremittingly ear-shattering racket for decades as Incapacitants, one of the most significant noise… Find out more here

Uma125 Controlled Death – Symphony For The Black Murder Cassette in wooden box edition of 99 sold out Controlled Death is the dark-side project by the Japanese noise legend Masonna and Symphony For the Black Murder is its first official work recorded at Death Control Studios during 2017 and released in April 2018 as a vinyl edition of 199 copies. The activities of Controlled Death are like an archaic revival to the music experience before Masonna. We can also find the pathology image of the early industrial period and the shadows of Vienna actionists such as Hermann Nitsch. Find out more here

Uma001 Werewolf Jerusalem – Black Chapel CD edition of 199 | 14 € Werewolf Jerusalem is one of Richard Ramirez’s most known, respected & prolific of his many projects. It’s been going since 2001, and since then the project has put out around two hundred releases taking in solo album, splits and compilations on Cdr, cassettes, vinyl and Cd format. The projects sound is based around atmospheric static studies, brutal drone matter, crackling textures and mood setting HNW. Initially influenced by the work of Chop Shop, theme wise the project often focus in on sci-fi, Giallo… Find out more here

Ushi015 The Gerogerigegege – 不安な演奏 10CD in wooden box edition of 300 sold out Absolute backers of sound research that goes beyond the restrictions of the obvious and the frivolous are certainly The Gerogerigegege, a bizarre musical project born in 1985 in Shinjuku, one of the largest and most populated neighbourhoods in Tokyo, known for its gay community active since the 60s, led by the mysterious figure of the musician and composer Juntaro Yamanouchi. 
The band’s first live performances in the gay BDSM clubs of Shinjuku… Find out more here

Ushi014 Various Artists – Black Glove Mania CD in wooden box edition of 99 sold out Started releasing ten years ago a series of six Richard Ramirez (solo and with partner) ‘s HNW amazing projects devoted to Giallo movies on seven inches printed on black vinyl in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve, limited to twenty hand numbered copies and focused on dense static wall noise. 
The projects involved was A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin, Last Rape, Werewolf Jerusalem, An Innocent Young Throat-Cutter, Vice Wears Black Hose and Four Flies. Find out more here

Uma142 Atrax Morgue – Overcome LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 199 | 24€ Atrax Morgue has been one of the very few names to inherit the sound and annihilating effect of the power electronics school of the early 1980s. He remains faithful to visceral (anti)sounds, no structural enrichment, no attempt to improve: the skeleton of nothing, the absolute point of no return, the representation of non-being, the apology of learning, the most total desert. Overcome comes out for the first time on vinyl by Slaughter Productions in 1999. A raw album that reflects the most total cancellation… Find out more here

Uma141 Atrax Morgue – Esthetik Of Corpse LP edition of 199 | 22€ The sadistic industrial spurts of Atrax Morgue, are secretions of body fluids converted into noise stinging and nauseous and his work is an unhealthy, stinking container, with most depraved delusions that the human brain can give birth. The fourteen splinters of Esthetik Of A Corpse were recorded in spring 1995 and released on tape by Slaughter Productions. A quick overview of the 50 minute tape: harsh electronics, sounds from obsessions and visions, death as sex, madness, pleasure, orgasm, cadavers and plastic bags. Find out more here

Uma140 Atrax Morgue – Exterminate LP edition of 199 | 22€ Exterminate, the most impressive and sinister album by Morgue first way – it is just the thirteenth work in his name, during his first three years of artistic production, returns to torture the eardrums and brains of who comes across with his industrial, claustrophobic and distressing nightmares at least as much as the “annual reports” signed by the loving Throbbing Gristle. It was recorded straight off on a hot July night in 1995. The cassette released the same year by Slaughter Productions contains three tracks based on typical analog drones. Find out more here

Uma139 Atrax Morgue – Cut My Throat triple LP in wooden box edition of 90 sold out Cut My Throat is recorded straight off on in a day. We are in 1996. The first CD released by artist on Slaughter Productions contains two paths based on typical analog drones that characterize all the first production of Atraxt Morgue. The tracks on here are monolithic machines of industrial death that are portrayed in lovingly grating and rasping detail, with engines of soul rapine and pulsating contraptions eager to slice their way through soft flesh. This is a seminal power electronics masterpiece for this… Find out more here

Uma138 Masonna – All Live Recording At My Room LP edition of 199 sold out Cascades of electronic noise, a psychedelic touch and vocal belching mixed together constitute the ingredients of Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna. Maso Yamazaki founded his project in 1987, with a charismatic and glamorous personality who become a cult figure in “ Japanoise ” scene. Predating the era of digital domination, there was a time where artist-run labels putting out primarily, if not exclusively, tapes were legion… Find out more here

Uma137 Merzbow – Dadarottenvator LP in wooden box LP edition of 199 sold out Merzbow stands as the most important artist in noise music. The moniker of Japanese artist Masami Akita was born in Tokyo in 1979. Inspired by dadaism and surrealism, Akita took the name for his project from German artist Kurt Schwitters’s pre-war architectural assemblage The Cathedral of Erotic Misery or Merzbau. Just as Schwitters attacked the entrenched artistic traditions of his time with his revolutionary avant-garde collages, so too would Akita challenge the… Find out more here

Uma136 Incapacitants – Project Pallo ’85 Triple LP in grey wooden box edition of 299 sold out It’s a great moment for reissues of ambitious, historical gestures of the noise from Japan. One after the other, these artifacts have emerged from the shadows, entirely rewriting what so many of us thought we knew. Now, at long last, before us rest another piece in the puzzle – the first ever vinyl reissue of one of the most sought after artifacts from the 80s noise scene – Incapacitants’ Project Pallo ‘85, originally issued in 1985 by Pariah Tapes, and now reemerging in… Find out more here

Uma135 Controlled Death – Ritualistic Mutilation in the Bloody Darkness Double LP in gatefold sleeve edition of 299 | 29€ Controlled Death is the dark side project by the Japanese noise legend Maso Yamazaki a.k.a. Masonna. In April 2018 he decided to make a shudder debut with 1st album Symphony For The Black Murder then followed at the beginning of 2019 from 2nd work in an astonishing black wooden box that included Journey Through A Dead Body on vinyl and Deathwish Tapes 1-3 on cd and double tape. Now we’re thrilled to see… Find out more here

Uma134 Atrax Morgue – Autoerotic Death (2 versions) sold out Marco Corbelli’s artistic journey began in the early 90’s. Under the pseudonym of Marco Rotula, he started to release a series of fanzines in A5 format. The first was The pleasure agony, followed by Sick and Murders. The aesthetics of these first fanzines were very sophisticated and the content deals with topics that will follow Marco Corbelli throughout his artistic career: sadism, schizophrenia, insanity, murder, psychosis, necrophilia, diseases, and most importantly death. In 1993, heavily influenced by his… Find out more here

Uma133 K2 – Hepatopolitika LP edition of 199 sold out Kimihide Kusafuka came onto the scene in 1981, not long after its founding, intent on exploring the endless possibilities of noise. Working under the moniker K2, he rapidly became one of the most notorious and seminal Japanese artists working in the idiom, widely known in the community as the ‘king of metal junk’, creating work that built vast assemblages of crashing, creaking, and scraping sounds from pieces of junk metal, MTR, Monotron, and other analogue electronics, combined with elements of concrete music, and voice. Find out more here

Ushi013 Atrax Morgue – Silver Box 9CD in silver wooden box edition of 184 sold out Marco Corbelli’s artistic journey began in the early 90’s. Under the pseudonym of Marco Rotula, he started to release a series of fanzines in A5 format. The first was The pleasure agony, followed by Sick and Murders.The aesthetics of these first fanzines were very sophisticated and the content deals with topics that will follow Marco Corbelli throughout his artistic career: sadism, schizophrenia, insanity, murder, psychosis, necrophilia, diseases, and most importantly death. Find out more here

Ushi012 K2 – Burst After Burst: Early Recordings 1990-1996 6CD in blue wooden box edition of 300 | 56€ K2 is the personal noise project by Kimihide Kusafuka, originally came onto the scene in 1981, in order to explore the possibility of noise. Along with Hijokaidan, Merzbow and Incapacitants is one of the most notorious and seminal Japanese noise artists. Widely known in the community as the king of metal junk his work consists in amazing assemblage of crashing, creaking, and scraping sounds made with pieces of junk metal plus concrete music and voice, edited in a jarring, unpredictable… Find out more here