13 November 2010 at Occii

DNK & MKM! present: JAPANESE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010 at Occii!

AKATEN (Japan)

Formed in 1995 with the motto of "irresponsibleness" and "perfunctoriness", AKATEN free themselves from the spell of the traditional seriousness in art. Performing with everyday commodities like scissors, toothbrushes, zips, cameras and plastic bottle, the show is low cost with maximum sound effect. An experimental convenience store punk band that provides the sound images of cheap and simple daily lives.

ZOFFY (Japan)

Formed in 1998. Zoffy's music hints both at the members' deep musical knowledge via their improvised performances of troubadour music and European trad, and also at their deep love for rock via their destructivist covers of classic rock songs, that no longer sounds like anything but ZOFFY. The group believes that humor is essential in music, and their unprecedented performances stray far from the beaten track. Is this the Ultima Thule that rock music has long been aiming for?


Acid Mothers Temple were rapidly acclaimed as the greatest, most extreme trip psychedelic group in the world. Releases have appeared on labels around the world at an amazing pace, and the magnificence of their live performances is already being whispered of as legendary. SWR is the AMT Family's most powerful battle-formation yet. Featuring Tsuyama and Kawabata from the original AMT and Yoshida from Ruins. Their crushingly acute freakout sound will pulverize the world's legions of wannabe psych groups.


Kawabata Makoto is best known for his speed-demon noise-fuzz guitar in Acid Mothers Temple, but he is also widely active as an unparalleled drone guitarist. Drawing upon a huge reservoir of original techniques including metal glissando and bow-work that can summon up the sound of a string ensemble or orchestra, his work in this area cannot be simply categorized as minimal, drone or experimental.


Tsuyama is best known for his monster bass in Acid Mothers Temple, but he also has amazing guitar and vocal technique. Accumulating traditional styles of guitars/vocals in Europe and Asia, he adds his own interpretations and lyrical sense to create a beautiful but odd "fake traditional" musical world. Recently he developed a new figure called the "prog.rock > blues-ization plan"; dismantling masterpieces of progressive rock, and restructure them as impromptu blues.

(Yoshida Tatsuya solo)

Yoshida is one of the most innovative drummer / composer / improvisers in Japan's new music scene. The pioneer Drum & Bass duo RUINS was founded by Yoshida in '85. Tunes are complicated and mysterious, and songs are sung in the languages of their own invention. This high-tension, wild, heavy, speedy, acute, powerful, tremendous ensemble never sounded like they were only two players. And now... RUINS has no bassist, becoming RUINS ALONE; with some sampled bass.


Eccentric poly-rhythmic a cappella ensemble covering Gregorian chant, ethnic music, do-wop and hardcore screaming. Their totally meaningless lyrics and desperate performances throw the audiences into the abyss of laughter and admiration, rendering the idea of "singing ability" nonsense.

This concert is at the newly refurbished Occii.
Amstelveenseweg 134
1075 XL Amsterdam
Entrance 7
21.00 - 02.00

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