Resident Advisor review 3.5*/5
2014, boiling hot sun in Berlin: Kiki Hitomi (1/3 of King Midas Sound), Dead Fader, DJ Die Soon, and DJ Hotel gathered in a shaman's den to record. Within 3 days without food -only surviving on green holy aroma's- they produced 44 songs. 13 of those tracks form the album "8".
These highly intense improvisations, all one take recordings, connect into one long bass-heavy soundtrack that gives a nod to 60's Japanese New Wave movies like "Suna no Onna".
The atmosphere is hauntingly claustrophobic, highly atmospheric and dense. These post apocalyptic dubs became the blueprint for Kiki Hitomi's LP "Karma No Kusari" on Jahtari.
The limited edition (88), hand crafted and numbered, glitter cassettes come with screen printed cover art by Diana Boys and features artwork by Kiki Hitomi. Pre-order: caoutchou.bandcamp.com/album/8
- Kiki hitomi
A Japanese singer, songwriter and sonic alchemist as one third of the bass explorers King Midas Sound (Ninja Tune) with poet/singer Roger Robinson and producer Kevin Martin (aka The Bug), and was a founding member of the Japanese Dubstep noise punk duo Dokkebi Q.
Kiki worked with people as Danny Brown, Fennesz, Starkey, Space Ape and Disrupt.
- Dead Fader
Your average Dead Fader track is a masterpiece of control, prying open a porthole into the yawning void whilst keeping a few toes carefully planted on the dancefloor. Output on Tigerbeat6 and Robot Elephant.
- DJ Hotel
Japanese producer with some great releases under his belt which you can find on his Bandcamp page.
- DJ Die Soon
Spawned from the underground hiphop scene of London, Die Soon casts dystopian freak beats across desolate, bleak landscapes.
released January 17, 2017
All music written & composed by Kiki Hitomi, Dead Fader, DJ Hotel & DJ Die Soon
Artwork and screen print by Diana Boys
Cover art by Kiki Hitomi
Mastered by Jonas Uytdenhouwen
Co-distributed by Jahtari Records
Catalogue number: [AOU021]