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.



December 3, 2016
New Lyrics:   The reissue of Ama No Gawa, (Milky Way) contains for the first time an English translation of the liner notes, courtesy of Alan Cummings. These notes include a vintage poem by Haino.

November 26, 2016
New Reissue:   Oren Ambarchi's Black Truffle Records has reissued Ama No Gawa, (Milky Way), on vinyl with a release date of November 25, 2016. This is a recording of a voluminous, solo live performance of Haino in 1973. It was previously released on Mom and Dad Records of Japan in 1993 on compact disc and is long out-of-print. This reissue has been added to the discography under the original Ama No Gawa entry. We have not been counting reissues as a separate entry in the discography, so the total number of entries in the discography has not been updated.

Forthcoming Release:   The studio recording of the trio of Keiji Haino, Jozef Dumoulin and Teun Verbruggen originally scheduled for November 26, 2016 appears to have been postponed until January 27, 2017. The recording will be released on the Sub Rosa label on both cd and lp. The title is Miracles of Only One Thing. The recording was made during the September, 2015 tour of Japan by Dumoulin and Verbruggen. An entry has been placed in the "forthcoming" section of the discography.

October 7, 2016
Forthcoming Reissue:   Oren Ambarchi's Black Truffle Records is set to reissue Ama No Gawa, (Milky Way), on vinyl with a release date of November 25, 2016. This is a recording of a voluminous, solo live performance of Haino in 1973. It was previously released on Mom and Dad Records of Japan in 1993 on compact disc. For those who recall the earlier announcement that Black Editions of Los Angeles will be reissuing a significant portion of the PSF back catalog, including many released by Haino, on vinyl, this most recently announced reissue is an entirely unrelated development.

August 8, 2016
Forthcoming Release:   The trio of Keiji Haino, Jozef Dumoulin and Teun Verbruggen have a release scheduled for November 26, 2016 coinciding with a live show at Le Petit Faucheux in Tours, France. The recording will be released on the Sub Rosa label. The title is not yet known. The recording was made during the September, 2015 tour of Japan by Dumoulin and Verbruggen.

July 29, 2016
New Release:   Cafe OTO, a venue in London, is now selling a live recording of the duo performance of Keiji Haino (electric guitar, flute) and Steve Noble (drums) from February 28, 2012 at https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/keiji-haino-steve-noble/.

In terms of the maintenance of the discography, we have to make a decision regarding whether this release should be listed as an official release or a bootleg. Certainly, many live recordings have been issued as official releases--all of the recent releases by the trio of Haino, O'Rourke & Ambarchi have been recordings of live shows. That they have seen release on cd or lp on a label with a catalog number helps identify them as an official release (although, there certainly have been well organized bootleg labels with catalog numbers that release recordings on cd or lp without the artists's consent.) Ultimately, it is not the existence of a material release or a label name or number that distinguishes an official recording from an unofficial recording, but the consent of the artist. At least that is the metric that we use on this site. In a spirit of optimism, this recording has been added to the "collaborations section" of the discography.

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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