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“The thing I care the most about is tone”

“The thing I care the most about is tone”

Fall 1995: G-Modern interview and reviews with Phew

Merzbow live in Los Angeles

Merzbow live in Los Angeles

The Regent Theater - December 15, 2018

Yūji Itsumi 1947-2019

Yūji Itsumi 1947-2019

Yūji Itsumi, photographer, writer, blogger, and a key figure in the documentation of Japanese free jazz, passed away at his home in Yokohama on June 18, 2019.

Revolutionary Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's archives to be released in definitive vinyl editions.

Revolutionary Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's archives to be released in definitive vinyl editions.

Black Editions Group and Jinya Disc Japan have reached an exclusive agreement for the release of definitive vinyl editions of the archives of legendary Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (1932-1991).

“Anything was fine, as long as it was different from what others were doing”

“Anything was fine, as long as it was different from what others were doing”

Winter 1997: Interview no. 1 with Chie Mukai from G-Modern Vol. 14

“A world that achieves a balance or harmony…”

“A world that achieves a balance or harmony…”

Winter 1997: Interview no. 2 with Chie Mukai from G-Modern Vol. 14

“Could You Write ‘Tokyo Flashback’ Here?”

“Could You Write ‘Tokyo Flashback’ Here?”

You Ishihara’s Reflections on Hideo Ikeezumi

Early Acid Mothers Temple, A Cosmic Narration

Early Acid Mothers Temple, A Cosmic Narration

Johan Wellens recounts early incarnations of the Soul Collective

“I was a strange kid with no ambitions”

“I was a strange kid with no ambitions”

November 1996 - An in-depth interview with High Rise's Asahito Nanjo

“I thought it would be good to be somewhere where there would be hardly any passersby.”

“I thought it would be good to be somewhere where there would be hardly any passersby.”

An interview with Hideo Ikeezumi on his formative years and the beginnings of Modern Music and P.S.F. Records

"I See Spirits All the Time"

"I See Spirits All the Time"

An interview with Makoto Kawashima, the last P.S.F. artist.

“Like an Antithetical Keiji Haino”

“Like an Antithetical Keiji Haino”

A conversation with Keiji Haino on his early years and Watashi Dake?

"From a Place of Absolute Nothingness"

"From a Place of Absolute Nothingness"

The Origins of Keiji Haino’s Watashi Dake?

"On a desolate beach."

"On a desolate beach."

Seymour Glass speaks with Michael Morley about his new double album Heavens Idleness Awaits. As the publisher of the seminal underground zine Bananafish, Glass first wrote about Morley when his work with the Dead C and as Gate first crossed the pacific from New Zealand and made it's earliest ripples in the American underground.

"Yes, we drank wine to the chime of bells but we also did this."

"Yes, we drank wine to the chime of bells but we also did this."

Seymour Glass speaks with A Handful of Dust's Bruce Russell about the group's history, it's methods, the commanding voice of poetry and the finer aspects of being toasted.