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Sleepless in Tokyo

Nick Luscombe takes a soundwalk through the 24 hour neighbourhood of Kabukicho in Tokyo, plus vaporwave, vegan noise art and bamboo magic.

Nick Luscombe invites us on a late night soundwalk through the 24 hour neighbourhood of Kabukichō in Tokyo, an entertainment district also known as "Sleepless Town".

Also in this Japanese music special we hear from revered composer Toshio Hosokawa, catastrophic noise-metal from Tokyo band Endon, experimental electronics from Nobukazu Takemura, cutting-edge art rock from Kyoto based collective Kukangendai, and some of the best Japanese music being made here in the UK with Hatis Noit's explorations of the limits of the human voice plus the one-man band of assorted DIY instruments operated by the masterful ICHI.

Part of Night Blossoms on BBC Radio 3.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • YMCK

    System Reboot

    • Family Genesis.
    • Avex Trax.
  • Kufuki

    Torobayashi

    • Dodome EP.
    • Les Editions Japonais.
  • Rei Harakami

    Glimglim

  • Aki Onda

    Midnight Radio

    • Beautiful Contradiction.
    • All Access.
  • OHEXOH

    JR Lines

  • 空間現代

    Go Past

  • Katsuyo Yokoyama

    Masochistic Dialogues with Cursed Counterpart

    • Masochistic Dialogues with Cursed Counterpart.
  • Minoru Muraoka

    Positive And Negative

  • Toshio Hosokawa

    Storm

  • Toshio Hosokawa

    Waves

  • Merzbow

    Expert From Death of 250,000 Chickens

  • ICHI

    Postmap

  • Nobukazu Takemura

    Ligne A Haute Tension

  • Emerson Kitamura

    Rock Your Baby

  • Hatis Noit

    Illogical Lullaby

  • Group From Iwei

    Song of Bathing in The Hot Springs

  • Akira Kosemura

    Shadow

  • Toshi Ichiyanagi

    Arrangements (For Percussion Player)

    Performer: Sumire Yoshihara.
    • Percussions In Colors.
    • RCA.
  • Pasocom Music Club

    Oshi-Tao-Shitai (Memories of Dusseldorf)

    • SHE IS A.

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