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MNHRS (Mikawa / Numata / Nishimura / Fujikake): MNHRS (Doubtmusic)

A burning album of improvised rock and noise with members from Incapacitants, Keiji Haino + Masataka Fujikake Duo, Zeni Geva, &c., part of a free improv series organized by Doubtmusic and recorded at Tokyo's Knuttle House in 2023, from the quartet of Toshiji Mikawa on electronics, Jun Numata on guitar& electronics, Yusuke Nishimura on bass and Masataka Fujikake on drums.

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Toshiji Mikawa-electronics

Jun Numata-guitar, electronics

Yusuke Nishimura-bass

Masataka Fujikake-drums

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UPC: 4571222590014

Label: Doubtmusic
Catalog ID: FDRdmf-001
Squidco Product Code: 34802

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Japan
Packaging: 762Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Knuttle house, in Toyyo, Japan, on May 5th, 2023, by Takanori Terabe.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"This is the memorable 10th live document of the free improvised music sessions co-organized by doubtmusic and FULLDESIGN RECORDS at KNUTTEL HOUSE in Iriya, recorded on multi-tracks on 5 May 2023. "mn" of Mikawa and Numata and "HRS" of Nishimura and Fujikake got united miraculously for this very special occasion, so the title was settled as "MNHRS". Highly recommended to listen as loud as possible. If that is not easily achieved, then with headphones, but high in volume. We are pretty confident that this would serve you with fulfillment."-Doubtmusic

Artist Biographies

Toshiji Mikawa, born in 1960, in a "noisician", performing solo, in various collaborations, and most notably, as the founder of the Japanese noise group Incapacitants, originally a solo project and then a duo with Fumio Kosakai. He is also known for his work with the groups Abe Kaii, Acid Mothers Kaidan, Annon, Atsuta Jingu, BiS Kaidan, E.G.KAIDAN, Fumio Tommikawa, Gomikawa, Gomikawa Fumio, Great Muda, Hankyu Brainticket, Hatsune Kaidan, Heian Jingu, Hijokaidan, Incapacitants, Jazz Hijokaidan, Mikamikaidan, MikaTen, mn, MNK, S.O.B.階段, Shen x Mikawa Duo, Soundings, Two Assistant Deputy Mikawa, Under-T, 彩階段.

Influenced as a young ma by improvisers like Derek Bailey, in college he met JOJO Hiroshige, with whom he started 'Fushoku No Marie', later know as Hijokaidan. Incapacitants followed as a solo project, and then expanded as a duo.

-Squidco 7/10/2024

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Jun Numata (沼田順) runs the Japanese Doubtmusic label. He is also an improviser, recording with Toshimaru Nakamuraand in groups mn and MNK.

-Squidco 7/10/2024

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"Yusuke Nishimura was born in Kyoto in 1963 (raised mostly in Otsu, Shiga).Influenced by jazz/fusion and punk/new wave in his teens,he taught himself to play guitar and electric bass.

He began performing in Tokyo in 1986, and played in many bands including Endo Michiro (Paranoia Star, Stalin), Machida Machizo (Aiyoku Band, Kitazawa Gumi), and Phew.In 1993, he formed NOVO TONO with Phew, Yamamoto Seiichi, Otomo Yoshihide, Eto Naoko, and Uemura Masahiro.In 2000, he formed the punk band MOST with Phew, Yamamoto Seiichi, Yamamoto Hisato, Chatani Masayuki, and others.

He has also participated in many bands and sessions, including Love Letters led by THE FOOLS guitarist Kawada Ryo, The Pantz,Giulietta Machine with Eto Naoko, Otsu Makoto, and Fujii Nobuo,MYM with Hieda Asami and Narikawa Masanori, and the band of world-renowned harmonica player Tanaka Koei.He has also participated in the recording of films and dramas with music by Otomo Yoshihide.

In 2015, he joined Endo Michiro's last band, THE END, and performed live all over the country.In recent years, he has been active in the improvisation unit Heavenly Arms with Fujikake Masataka and Kato Ippei.

Bands he has participated in up to now:

Zag Alunda (1981-1982)
F-13 (1983-1984)
Arumeru-L (1983)
Nocturnal Clan (1983)
BC Lemons (1985-1986)
After the Banquet (1986-1987)
Endo Michirou/Paranoia Star (1987)
Machida Machizo & Aiyoku Band (1987-88)
Stalin (1989-1990)
Sarpongs (1990-1992)
Bagus (1991)
Machida Machizo + Kitazawa Gumi (1991-1994)
OverHangParty (1991)
Napoleon Yamagishi Band (1992-1994)
WRU (1993-1996)
Phew Band (1993-1998)
UBiK (1993-2000)
NOVO TONO (1994-2001)
Love Letters (1994-1998)
King Bees (1995-1997)
Jun Nomura Band (1998-1999)
MYM (2000-)
MOST (2000-)
pinoca (2002-2005)
HappyHours (2003-2005)
Machida Yasushi New Unit (2004)
Tanaka Koei Band (2005-)
MON Trio (2005-)
Giulietta Machine (2005-)
The Pantz (2006-2017)
Kogate's Express (2008-)
Sugitetsu Quintet (2009-)
Nasal (2009-2012)
fatos (2010-2012)
AbsoluteVibration (2011-)
Shida Ayumi & Teazer (2011-)
SEXES (2013-2014)
Sugoi Jungle (2013-)
Rokkudenashi (2015-)
THE END (2015-2018)
DiscoPlanet (2016-)
Holoyoi Set (2016-)
THE FIGHT B.L.K (2018-)

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Masataka Fujikake (藤掛正隆, Fujikake Masataka) is a Japanese drummer, known for the groups #9, 13oz., Alien's Social Dance Party, Tokyo Slim, Dangom, EDGE, Keiji Haino + Masataka Fujikake Duo, L & Friends, M's Nexus, Mandog, Otonari, Shibusashirazu Orchestra, Squit Squad, Trio Edge, Trio Neji, Triple Edge, Zeni Geva.

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Track Listing:

1. Hours 5:53

2. Minutes 8:10

3. Seconds 5:20

4. Nanoseconds 16:35

5. Revision 13:29

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