An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage -- Recent News





An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage
Recent News





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This page has a summary of some recent news. More information on this news is to be found in the appropriate section of this site. Thanks to all who contributed information to this page. Particular thanks to Alan Cummings and Takeshi Goda.

Contributions to this page should be sent to david "at" poisonpie.com.



June 28, 2016
Link:   The Official Website of Keiji Haino has been revised and updated. It is located at http://www.fushitsusha.com/. The English language portion of the site includes a brief biography, a schedule of upcoming shows, a discography of works since 2012 and a booking/contact link. The site is also available in Japanese.

June 28, 2016
Link:   Mary Halvorson vs. Régis Faller: A Juxtaposition of Four-fold Reviews

Our friends over at the International Journal of Exploratory Meta-Living have just published a new (seventh) issue of the journal featuring a highly geometric review of four albums by the American guitarist, Ms. Mary Halvorson, and four children's books by the French author and illustrator, Mr. Régis Faller. Interested readers are encouraged to check the issue out via free, anonymous download.

The second issue of IJEML, which featured an article titled, Music for a Sunny Day, and described an hour long playlist of music by Keiji Haino for just such an occasion remains available via free, anonymous download. The issue was also translated into Japanese by Mr. Takeshi Goda and is available on his blog, A Challenge to Fate.

June 28, 2016
Visuals:   It was brought to our attention that Keiji Haino appeared in a Fall/Winter 2016 campaign photograph for the American fashion designer, Marc Jacobs. The image is on twitter and is cached.

June 24, 2016
New Release:   The new release, An Untroublesome Defencelessness on RareNoiseRecords, by the trio of Haino, Merzbow & Balazs Pandi have been released. It can be ordered directly from the label and is appearing at other distributors as well. It has been added to the "collaborations section" of the discography.

June 9, 2016
New Release:   The trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi have a new double lp released in June, 2016. The title is "I wonder if you noticed "I'm sorry" is such a lovely sound; it keeps things from getting worse" and is released on Ambarchi's Black Truffle records, as was the case with the previous lps by this trio. This is the seventh year in a row that the trio has released a recording, most of which, like this one, are live recordings from Tokyo. This entry has been added to the collaborations section of the discography. More information is available here.

May 8, 2016
Vinyl Reissues:   Black Editions of Los Angeles has announced that it will be reissuing a significant portion of the PSF back catalog on vinyl. These releases include at least 39 releases (by my count) with Keiji Haino participating, notably Haino's first lp, "Watashi-dake" and all of the Fushitsusha releases on PSF. More information is available here.

May 8, 2016
Forthcoming Releases:   The trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi have a new double lp scheduled for release in June, 2016. The title is "I wonder if you noticed "I'm sorry" is such a lovely sound; it keeps things from getting worse" and will be release on Ambarchi's Black Truffle records, as was the case with the previous lps by this trio. This is the seventh year in a row that the trio has released a recording, most of which, like this one, are live recordings from Tokyo. More information is available here.

April 11, 2016
Forthcoming Release:   The Merzbow facebook page notes that the forthcoming release by the trio of Haino, Merzbow & Balazs Pandi, titled An Untroublesome Defencelessness to be released on cd by RareNoiseRecords has a release date of June, 2016 rather than April, 2016, as previously reported.

March 23, 2016
New Release:   A third collaborative release between Haino & Zeitkratzer titled Stockhausen: Aus den sieben Tagen has been released. As with the previous release, the cd was released on Zeitkratzer records (February 19, 2016) and the lp was released on Karl records (March 18, 2016). See the latest entry in the collaborations section of the discography for more information.

January 20, 2016
Live Date:   Haino will be playing a show in London at Cafe Oto on Februrary 1, 2016. More information is available at https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/keiji-haino-feb-2016.

January 14, 2016
Forthcoming Release:   A third collaborative release between Haino & Zeitkratzer titled Stockhausen: Aus den sieben Tagen has been announced. As with the previous release, the cd will be released on Zeitkratzer records (February 19, 2016) and the lp will be released on Karl records (March 18, 2016).

January 10, 2016
Forthcoming Release:   There is a sample track here from the forthcoming release by the trio of Haino, Merzbow & Balazs Pandi, titled An Untroublesome Defencelessness to be released on cd by RareNoiseRecords in April, 2016.

January 10, 2016
Releases in 2015:   For those keeping track at home, it appears that the full slate of Haino releases for the calendar year 2015 rounds out at six.
  1. Seijaku - Last Live (doubtmusic, dmf-156/157, August 14, 2015, cdx2)
  2. Haino/Nasuno/Ichiraku - After Seijaku (doubtmusic, dmf-158/159, August 14, 2015, cdx2)
  3. Seijaku - live dvdr (doubtmusic, no label number, August 14, 2015, dvdr)
  4. Haino/O'Rourke/Brötzmann - Two City Blues 1 (Trost Records, TR 126, March, 2015, lp)
  5. Haino/O'Rourke/Brötzmann - Two City Blues 2 (Trost Records, TR 128, January, 2015, cd)
  6. Haino/O'Rourke/Ambarchi - tea time for those determined to completely exhaust every bit of this body they've been given (Black Truffle Records/medama records, BT012/mr06, January, 2015, lp)
If there are missing items in this list, please email me.





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