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Incapacitants // Repo LP / DELUXE LP BOX+2xTAPE

Incapacitants // Repo LP / DELUXE LP BOX+2xTAPE

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Tokyo noise artist Incapacitants to launch Italian noise label in June 2023UrashimaThis is a reissue record released from (originally released in 1989)

The deluxe version comes with a wooden sleeve, two cassettes containing unreleased live recordings, and a poster.

Urashima Other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Urashima releases available at Tobira. 

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Available in regular 12" black vinyl edition OR deluxe vinyl box plus 2 x cassette. 

 

Deluxe edition in wooden box:
Numbered edition of 99 copies. Box has print on the lid that reproduces original Alchemy cover. Contains regular vinyl with original cover and art labels, four-page A3 folded insert, two postcard, and 
2x cassette, which includes 1.5 hours of unreleased material recorded at Eggplant Osaka.

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Tracklist:

A Report                         23:40
B Reverse Repo          23:45 

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Urashima:

" The roots of noise can be traced back to the experimental works of composers like Luigi Russolo, who in the early 20th century introduced the concept of noise machines or "Intonarumori" and advocated for the inclusion of industrial and mechanical sounds in music. foundation for the exploration of unconventional and non-musical sounds as viable artistic expressions. In the 1980s, noise music gained significant recognition and prominence with the emergence of artists and projects like Merzbow, Whitehouse, and, of course, Incapacitants. A wide range of techniques and sound sources, including electronics, feedback, tape manipulation, and found objects, to create intense and immersive sonic experiences.

Incapacitants have made an indelible mark on the noise genre with their relentless pursuit of sonic experimentation. Through their innovative use of electronics, amplification, and feedback, they have created a distinct and recognizable sonic signature. frequencies and textures, immersing the listener in a dense and immersive sonic landscape. Repo, the enthralling album by the Japanese experimental project Incapacitants, is a sonic masterpiece that pushes the boundaries of noise music to exhilarating heights. Originally released on vinyl in just 300 copies by Japan's legendary Alchemy Records label in 1989, this record showcases the immense creativity and technical prowess of the man behind Incapacitants, Toshiji Mikawa, here still alone (Repo is the last album as a one-man project, as Fumio Kosakai, about two years later after this release, became a permanent member to make Incapacitants a duo). With its relentless cacophony and innovative soundscapes, Repo is a testament to the enduring power of noise as an art form.

From the very first seconds, Repo grabs your attention with an onslaught of piercing high frequencies and distorted textures. Mikawa's ability to manipulate sound is immediately apparent as they create a disorienting and immersive atmosphere. The side A evolves, incorporating layers of chaotic noise, visceral feedback, and unexpected sonic surprises, leaving the listener captivated and intrigued. The other side explore the concept of rhythm within noise music, defying conventions and embracing experimentation. The pulsating beats and distorted tones create a captivating sense of momentum, while unexpected disruptions and bursts of dissonance add an element of unpredictability. The juxtaposition of rhythmic elements and abrasive noise creates a dynamic listening experience that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Repo is an extraordinary album that drives the limits of noise music, showcasing Toshiji Mikawa mastery of sound manipulation and their unwavering dedication to experimentation. He demonstrates an incredible ability to create immersive and captivating sonic landscapes that challenge the listener's perception of what music can be. With its relentless energy and daring sonic exploration, Repo is a testament to the enduring power of noise as an art form, and a must-listen for anyone seeking an audacious and boundary-pushing musical experience.

“In a historical perspective Repo is also special. There were very few noise records that sounded like it in 1989. Albums by other Japanese artists like Hanatarash, Merzbow and Hijokaidan, who despite the more sonic approach of noise to their western contemporaries, all featured more stylistic aspects to their work – tape loops, collage techniques, the use/abuse of conventional instruments, satirical takes on popular music, references to visual art forms. Repo has none of that, it is full-on noise. album – and Incapacitants' overall oeuvre – has stood the test of time incredibly well. It does not feel dated.” - from Lasse Marhaug new liner notes.
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Artist : Incapacitants

Label: Urashima

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Tokyo noise artist Incapacitants to launch Italian noise label in June 2023UrashimaThis is a reissue record released from (originally released in 1989)

The deluxe version comes with a wooden sleeve, two cassettes containing unreleased live recordings, and a poster.

Urashima Other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Urashima releases available at Tobira. 

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Available in regular 12" black vinyl edition OR deluxe vinyl box plus 2 x cassette. 

 

Deluxe edition in wooden box:
Numbered edition of 99 copies. Box has print on the lid that reproduces original Alchemy cover. Contains regular vinyl with original cover and art labels, four-page A3 folded insert, two postcard, and 
2x cassette, which includes 1.5 hours of unreleased material recorded at Eggplant Osaka.

++

Tracklist:

A Report                         23:40
B Reverse Repo          23:45 

++

Urashima:

" The roots of noise can be traced back to the experimental works of composers like Luigi Russolo, who in the early 20th century introduced the concept of noise machines or "Intonarumori" and advocated for the inclusion of industrial and mechanical sounds in music. foundation for the exploration of unconventional and non-musical sounds as viable artistic expressions. In the 1980s, noise music gained significant recognition and prominence with the emergence of artists and projects like Merzbow, Whitehouse, and, of course, Incapacitants. A wide range of techniques and sound sources, including electronics, feedback, tape manipulation, and found objects, to create intense and immersive sonic experiences.

Incapacitants have made an indelible mark on the noise genre with their relentless pursuit of sonic experimentation. Through their innovative use of electronics, amplification, and feedback, they have created a distinct and recognizable sonic signature. frequencies and textures, immersing the listener in a dense and immersive sonic landscape. Repo, the enthralling album by the Japanese experimental project Incapacitants, is a sonic masterpiece that pushes the boundaries of noise music to exhilarating heights. Originally released on vinyl in just 300 copies by Japan's legendary Alchemy Records label in 1989, this record showcases the immense creativity and technical prowess of the man behind Incapacitants, Toshiji Mikawa, here still alone (Repo is the last album as a one-man project, as Fumio Kosakai, about two years later after this release, became a permanent member to make Incapacitants a duo). With its relentless cacophony and innovative soundscapes, Repo is a testament to the enduring power of noise as an art form.

From the very first seconds, Repo grabs your attention with an onslaught of piercing high frequencies and distorted textures. Mikawa's ability to manipulate sound is immediately apparent as they create a disorienting and immersive atmosphere. The side A evolves, incorporating layers of chaotic noise, visceral feedback, and unexpected sonic surprises, leaving the listener captivated and intrigued. The other side explore the concept of rhythm within noise music, defying conventions and embracing experimentation. The pulsating beats and distorted tones create a captivating sense of momentum, while unexpected disruptions and bursts of dissonance add an element of unpredictability. The juxtaposition of rhythmic elements and abrasive noise creates a dynamic listening experience that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Repo is an extraordinary album that drives the limits of noise music, showcasing Toshiji Mikawa mastery of sound manipulation and their unwavering dedication to experimentation. He demonstrates an incredible ability to create immersive and captivating sonic landscapes that challenge the listener's perception of what music can be. With its relentless energy and daring sonic exploration, Repo is a testament to the enduring power of noise as an art form, and a must-listen for anyone seeking an audacious and boundary-pushing musical experience.

“In a historical perspective Repo is also special. There were very few noise records that sounded like it in 1989. Albums by other Japanese artists like Hanatarash, Merzbow and Hijokaidan, who despite the more sonic approach of noise to their western contemporaries, all featured more stylistic aspects to their work – tape loops, collage techniques, the use/abuse of conventional instruments, satirical takes on popular music, references to visual art forms. Repo has none of that, it is full-on noise. album – and Incapacitants' overall oeuvre – has stood the test of time incredibly well. It does not feel dated.” - from Lasse Marhaug new liner notes.
 "

Artist : Incapacitants

Label: Urashima