It’s with profound sadness that we have to inform you that Mick finally lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at 4.30pm today, 4th January 2011 at home in Chelsea, London. He was surrounded by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all.
Japan performing Life In Tokyo at their last ever concert in Nagoya, Japan (16/12/1982).The lads are joined on stage by Sandii, John Punter and members of the road crew in a very light-hearted performance.
The quality is dreadful, but the atmosphere and historical value far outshines any other considerations…
in OGAKI LIGHT HOUSE
After Make: Ogaki Meeting
Craftwife + Kaseo
Traveling in the Japanese high-speed train Shinkansen from Shinosaka to Tokyo.
The video sequence was shot by OLYMPUS EP-1(PEN).
Music: VanShe “So High”
Nice video by daihei shibata
“a girl in Tokyo play the iPhone/iPodtouch APP(Digital Bass Line DB-303).the security guard in the station building was angry after this….”
I nearly forgot some friday fun:
It’s a small teaser from DVD “Big in Japan: Live in Tokyo 2010″. European release will be out on 26th of November.
After having recorded one studioalbum, 2 Live-DVDs and albums with Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Schulze decided to go back ‘pure Schulze’ again. He and his crew flew to Tokyo to play his very first solo concert since 2003. The concerts in Tokyo in March 2010 were played on Klaus’ legendary equipment re-built by the Japanese crew exactly the same way as you can see it at his European concerts.
The concert itself was also the first time that Schulze rebuilt and remodeled his classic “Crystal Lake” (originally 1977 on “Mirage”), renamed here as “The Crystal Returns”. Yo can also see/hear Schulze play electric guitar on the track “Sequencers are beautiful”.
New Korg video directly from the heart of Japan
Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer / loop recorder KAOSSILATOR PRO to showcase the whole picture, movie popular series is back!
Have a high potential KAOSSILATOR PRO. Still pursuing the possibility that the Secret! Second.
Keen on exclusive video games then here’s a treat for you. Slightly off topic, but I am inclined to believe there are good retro tunes on them as well, if you have the money that is
Some Japanese videogame collectors won’t settle for perfect copies of titles they played in their youth. For a handful of devotees, it’s all about getting their hands on the rarest retrogames in the world, some of which were manufactured in batches of just a few hundred.
In Tokyo’s Akihabara electronics district, a retrogame’s relative scarcity drives pricing. “When only a handful of games are made, they can charge what they want for it”. Such retrogames used to be spread all over Akihabara, but these days the rarest ones have funneled into three specialty stores: Mandarake, Trader and Super Potato.
Here are the 10 most expensive game cartridges in all of Akihabara, photographed in the three retrogame superstores. If you bought them all, it would cost you roughly $15,250.
Try for yourself to see what is going on
Human Boot Project is a Japanese underground music unit, described as “a genre-breaker, fusing Jazz with Rock and Drum and Bass”.
Their music video for Xan is a time-lapse video that captures the production of the track in Apple Logic Pro.
Really cool I must say!
Live performance of dual electronic unit Zn’shñ (Franck Smith & Elvire Bastendorff) @ Flying Teapot, Tokyo, Japan. (Recorded September 9th, 2010)
Zn’shñ’s electronic setup:
- Biscuit (by Oto Machines)
- 2x Sleepdrone 5 (by King Capitol)
- Glamour Box (by King Capitol)
- Kaossilator Pro (by Korg)
- Restyler (by Sherman/Rodec)
- Space Echo (Boss RE-20)
Discographic works by Zn’shñ:
* Zn’shñ, “Butoh sweets” (July 2010)
* Zn’shñ, “II” (September 2009)
* Zn’shñ, “++” (April 2009)
Operating as a dual noise-manufacturing unit, specialized in electronics, Zn’shñ is designed for soundtrack production, live performances and audiovisual works. Created by Elvire Bastendorff & Franck Smith.
Zn’shñ, “Franck Smith”, “Elvire Bastendorff”, double electronic music, Sleepdrone, Odiolorgnette, Glamour Box, Kaossilator Pro, Korg, Sherman, Rodec, Restyler, Biscuit, Oto Machines, 8-bit, Analog Filters, king capitol, space echo, noise manufacturing”