“This is the only Rock. Disclose the language I call Rock as if the seal of old documents is unlocked.” - Keiji Haino
灰野敬二Keiji Haino : vo, harmonica
川口雅巳Masami Kawaguchi : g
なるけしんごShingo Naruke : b
片野利彦Toshihiko Katano : ds
Recorded and mixed by Yoshiaki Kondoh at GOK Sound, Tokyo Japan on November 21th, 2020.
Mastered by and cover design by Oli Barrett.
Born in Chiba on May 3, 1952. Inspired by Antonin Artaud he aimed for the theatre, but an encounter with The Doors stimulated him into music, where he has examined and absorbed a wide range of music from the early blues especially Blind Lemon Jefferson or European medieval music to popular songs across the world. In 1970 he joined a group “Lost Aaraaf” named after Edgar Allan Poe’s poem as a vocalist. Meanwhile, he started to work on home recordings and self-taught the guitar and percussions. In 1978 he formed a rock band “Fushitsusha,” and since 1988, after a recuperation period from 1983 to 1987, he has been internationally active in various forms including solo, groups such as Fushitsusha, Nijiumu, Aihiyo, Vajra, Sanhedrin, Seijaku, Nazoranai or The Hardy Rocks and DJ as “experimental mixture,” as well as collaborations with artists from different backgrounds, drawing the performance of the guitar, percussions, the hurdy gurdy, diverse wind and string instruments, local instruments from across the world and DJ gears to the extreme through unique techniques. He has released more than 200 recordings and performed live at least 1,800 times.
In early 90's, Kawaguchi formed the band called Broom Dusters and started his music career in Tokyo underground music scene. He joined Haino Keiji's Aihiyo as a bassist in 1998. He formed the band called Miminokoto with Shimura Koji (ex. Acid Mothers Temple) and Nishimura Takuya iin 2000. He left Miminokoto and formed Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate in 2006. Recently he plays with his band New Rock Syndicate, Haino Keiji’s The Hardy Rocks and also plays as solo and collaborates with many musicians including Penny Ikinger, Deniz Tek(Radio Birdman), Anla Courtis (Argentina), Mason Jones (US), Yohei Hasegawa(Korea) and more, from garage rock to free improvisation.
Born in Como, Italy in 1980. Formed "Moran" in 2002 and started activities mainly in Tokyo.
After working for his own bands "Moran" and "Ninni", he is currently active as "ti-ti.uu" with Rintoshiteshigure 345. In parallel with that activity, Keiji Haino's "THE HARDY ROCKS", KERA's "Kera & The Synthesizers", and Rintoshiteshigure Pierre Nakano's "Tamasushi Cool J Taro", participation in Pq, supporting kate sikora, Arita shohei, Taiga Yamazaki, etc., he continues to perform with individual artists regardless of genre, and is expanding his activities vigorously.
Born in 1981. drums, percussion.