Though Tokyo is considered the center of the innovative Japanese Noise/Texture (onkyou) scene in the late Nineties, Kyoto’s own BusRatch was making a significant contribution to Western Japan’s own onkyou scene at that time as well. Consisting of four turntablists using a variety of scratching, sampling, and recording techniques, BusRatch eventually released a limited independent recording of both their studio and live work at the turn of the century through the Parallax Record Store’s own label, PARAdisc.
This hard-to-find recording has been sitting in my collection since that time: a brilliant souvenir of my time spent in Japan working with various members of BusRatch under my own project moniker her vivienne strap. As a tribute to my friends from days past, I am posting my favourite track, Boil Dawn, for music fans who have not previously been able to hear the CD in its entirety or find even a single track from it (I am making zero money from it, and all copyright(s) rests with BusRatch exclusively).
Album: BusRatch (Paradisc, 2000)
Recording: Pon Studio (Kyoto), march 8th, 2000: track 2 – Dec. 23rd, 1999 Live at Kyoto University Seibukodo, track 8 – Feb. 17th, Live at Club Metro.
Editors: Tokiwa (1,10), Kawai (3, 7) Mo:ri (4, 9), Yamamoto (5).
Mastering: Yasunobu Satoh
Cover Design: Kawaiso
seven seconds for nothing (00:07)
sub slow (05:08)
goodwill leotard (04:56)
boil dawn (10:16)
cruel principle technique (03:58)
snack tape (03:46)
jersey beat (12:07)
Total Time: 60:59