An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage -- Recent News





An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage
Recent News





photo credit: Kazuyuki Funaki





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.



July 26, 2015
Forthcoming Release:   Two new Haino releases are due out on doubt music on August 14, 2015. The first is a double cd from the trio, Seijaku, featuring Keiji Haino on guitar and vocals, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku on drums. The second is also a double cd featuring the same line up titled After Seijaku. More info is on the doubt music website, which is reproduced in the forthcoming section of the discography.
July 24, 2015
Visuals:   Mr. Takeshi Goda has contributed photographs from several recent live shows to the visuals section of the site.

June 9, 2015
A Haino Primer:   A Keiji Haino Primer by Alan Cummings has been published in the July issue (# 377) of The Wire.

April 2, 2015
Nazoranai Documentary:   A documentary about Nazoranai, based on their performance at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee in March, 2014 is available for streaming at http://bigbentears.theparisreview.org/bigbentears#chapter-180409.

March 5, 2015
New Releases:   The two new releases by Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Peter Brötzmann are now both out. They are titled Two City Blues 1 and Two City Blues 2. The first is available on lp only and the second is available on cd only. They contain different material from the same 2010 concert. O'Rourke appears on guitar. Haino appears on voice, guitar and shamisen. Additional details are found in the collaborations section of the discography.

February 23, 2015
Listening Guides:   Mr. Takeshi Goda has published a Japanese-language translation of An Hour of Keiji Haino for a Sunny Day by David J. Keffer, originally published by the International Journal of Exploratory Meta-Living. The translation is located on his blog, A Challenge to Fate. This blog entry includes a link to the difficult to find half-hour version of "Koko" (Here) on Youtube (among other things). Check it out!

February 5, 2015
Listening Guides:   Recently, several guides to Haino have been published. These guides include

January 22, 2015
New Release:   The new release, tea time for those determined to completely exhaust every bit of this body they've been given by the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Oren Ambarchi is out. More information is on the Black Truffle website. Forced Exposure and Metamkine are listed as distributors for the USA and Europe respectively. More information is also provided in the collaborations section of the discography.

January 12, 2015
New Release:   The new release, Two City Blues 2 by the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Peter Brötzmann had an official release date of January 11, 2015. We don't see it available online yet, but we note that the Trost Records website reports, "an intense meeting of three intense musicians: two sets at the Pit Inn, Tokyo - one on cd, one on lp". As a matter of clarification, Two City Blues 2 is the cd (catalog # TR 128) release with a release date of January 11, 2015. Two City Blues 1 is the lp (catalog # TR 126) release with a release date of June 3, 2015. Update: There is a great deal of variability on the release date of the cd and lp depending upon the source. One U.S. distributor has both cd and lp for pre-order with expected release dates of February 17, 2015 (cd) and March 17, 2015 (lp).

January 10, 2015
Site Update:   In order to reflect the actively updated pages on this site, the front page of the website has been updated to provide links to four areas of the site. For archival purposes, the old front page that linked to eleven sections of the website is still available here.

The cover image on the new front page is a photograph taken at a Nazoranai concert in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 29, 2014 by David Keffer.


December 23, 2014
Releases in 2014:   For those keeping track at home, it appears that the full slate of Haino releases for the calendar year 2014 rounds out at six. (One of the releases had the cd and lp versions released by different companies, so two entries are listed below.)
  1. Haino, Keiji and Masataka Fujikake - Hard o nanjujo sasetara hikari no tsubo ga oritsugu no ka? (Full Design Records, FDR-1026, February 11, 2014, cd)
  2. Fushitsusha w/ Peter Brötzmann - Nothing Changes, No One Can Change Anything...(UTECH Records, URCD087, April 26, 2014, cdx3)
  3. Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Oren Ambarchi - Though my only wish is to melt away beautifully...(Black Truffle Records/medama records, BT011/mr05, June/October, 2014, cd/lp)
  4. Haino, Keiji with zeitkratzer - Live At Jahrhunderthalle Bochum (Zeitkratzer Records, zkr0018, October 9, 2014, cd)
  5. Haino, Keiji with zeitkratzer - Live At Jahrhunderthalle Bochum (Karlrecords, KR017, October 10, 2014, lp+mp3dl)
  6. Keiji Haino (DJ) - Experimental Mixture/The Greatest Hits of the Music (Youth Inc., YOUTH257, October 22, 2014, cd)
  7. Nazoranai - The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already..? (Ideologic Organ, SOMA018, October 28, 2014, 2xlp/cd)
If there are missing items in this list, please email me.

There are two records already announced for release in 2015.
  1. Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Peter Brötzmann - Two City Blues 2 (Trost Records/medama records, TR 128, January 11, 2015, cd)
  2. Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Oren Ambarchi - Title Unknown (Electric Set) (Black Truffle Records/medama records, BT01?/mr0?, February, 2015, lp)






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