K2 Astro and V.O.E.R Ė Subconscious Error (CD 4iB)
I was hoping this was going to be a collaboration between these three artists but itís actually separate tracks on one CD. You get two from each.
K2 is the project of Kimihide Kusafuka, he started out making noise music in 1981, a few years later, he suspended his musical activities to finish his studies as a pathologist and returned to music in 1993 after graduating. K2 has used many different implements and instruments over the years and on his two pieces here he uses modular and semi-modular synths and effects to produce two pieces of noise that are continually evolve in a mass of analogue burbling and feedback. Lots of variety and movement throughout his two pieces keeps them from getting dull and predictable.
I was a big fan of C.C.C.Cís psychedelic approach to noise and have enjoyed Hiroshiís Astro project too. He and Rohco give us two tracks of classic Japanese noise. Their pieces are more full-on walls of noise than the K2 pieces. Huge blasts of noise under pin the more random bursts of different squeals and stabs of dissonance that overlay them. Probably the highlight of the album for me.