K2

Abdominal Electricity

(Phage - PT140) CD $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

Another cut up masterpiece by this influential harsh noise artist. Sixty minutes, four tracks of quickly moving screech, sure to please any fan of 90s style Japanese noise. Edition of 500.

.ES / K2

Blackhole

(Musik Atlach - MA015) CD $16.50

On this unique and unexpected collaboration by the mad doctor Kimihide Kusafuka and the piano-and-sax duo Takayuki Hashimoto and Sara, mineral-like noise coalescences around improv pulsations. Chimeras and human machinery, organic and inorganic matter fuse, and sudden strange creatures made of space probes and skin induce panic with their harsh, dystopic sound.

EIKO ISHIBASHI / K2

Compressed Happiness

(Phage - PT201) CD $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

Mad science junk noise by pathologist-by-day Kimihide Kusafuka collaborating with the famed multi-instrumentalist for heavy over-modulation and cut-ups. “Cold Pastoral,” the more lyrical of the two tracks here, is Ms. Ishibashi on synthesizers and raw sound materials by K2, while “Sweet Paranoia’s Heaven Version 3” is K2 on acoustic piano, e-violin, junk electronics, MTR, and raw sound materials by Ishibashi.

CONSTRAIN / FENIAN / K2

K2 / Constrain / Fenian

(Oxen - OXEN016) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

One solo track by each artist, plus a fourth three-way collaboration. The fluid and propulsive “Sarrogate For Mass Murder” is impossible to mistake for any artist but K2, with its shuddering-soaked layers of frenzy. Constrain delivers blasts of harsh electronics and static assault textures on “Recognizable Mask.” Electronics meet glass smash on Fenian’s “Phenomenology,” where unrepentant harsh noise careens across multiple lanes of blacktop. The brain-bending collaboration track “Spreading Particles Go Smokey” overflows with petulant dissonance and repeated lightning strikes of shuddering rubble blasts. A pristine surge assault of cut-up harsh noise protocol.

K2 / SISSY SPACEK

Sissy Spacek / K2

(Helicopter - H66) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

An hour of face-melting noise from John Wiese, Charlie Mumma, and Kimihide Kusafuka.