Also, KK NULL plays with Julien Ottavi (The Noiser) in Nantes Rennes, plays solo in Paris. Nov. KK NULL tours with Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) in Japan playing in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, Hikone, Kyoto, Osaka.
May KK NULL has an artist residency with Guillaume Marie TAZCORP for their piece " Ruin Porn " at Theatre de Roubaix Centre Coregraphique National in Roubaix, France. KK NULL works with Uriel Barthlmi in the studio at Radio France for their collaborative recording.
He also produced the series of Dead Tech (compilation albums by Japanese bands) which heralded Japanese alternative music boom internationally from the early 90s to date. In the early 90s he gained world-wide recognition as the mastermind, guitarist and singer of the progressive hardcore band.
And when the diminutive Haino throws drum-machine into the fray, as he does on the final two extended improvisations, the ball-bearings-rattling-in-a-pinball non-patterns he sometimes sources from the instrument are as boggling as youd hope.
Commissioned works : " Ruin Porn " music for dance theatre by. Tazcorp 2016 Paris, FRANCE " Cryptozoon " surround composition for " Festival Presences lectronique " by. Ina GRM 2013 Paris, FRANCE " Edging " music for dance theatre by.
And though Mamono thankfully doesnt become a game of two sides, if some of Nulls electronics are muddy and predictable, and his vocals forced through distortion and sometimes pushed via delay into rote arcs of shudder and groan arent quite up to scratch.
Jul. KK NULL does live collaboration at YCAM, Yamaguchi, Japan with Tarek Atoui Tatsuya Yoshida. ZENI GEVA does 3 day tour in West Japan, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka. Apr. KK NULL presents his first surround composition Cryptozoon Quadraphonic mix at the festival Presences lectronique in Paris.
For anyone seeking the heated rush of Hainos guitar playing, Mamono will leave you feeling short-changed: with just 10 minutes on the instrument and some inexplicably bad use of flange through one piece, Hainos not in the most devastating form.