Watch: Brinc. & Kazumichi Komatsu – “The Japanese word chain game by the two girls”

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Shiritori (しりとり) is a popular Japanese word chain game where two players trade nouns back and forth using the last kana of one word to begin the next word.

In this iteration, recorded by Brinc. and Kazumichi Komatsu at the Kyoto University of Art and Design back in 2013, wooden clogs begets eggs begets gorilla. Apple begets sesame begets mask. Skull begets nail begets maze, and on it goes, until “Biwa” slips into the English “one” and the delightful linguistic ping-ponging comes to an end.

Try this out in whatever language you may speak next time you need an ice breaker, or a poem on the fly. Or else just watch as the two players cautiously wade through their minds and leap towards words in delight.

♫ Listen: Various Artists: PRIMORDIAL VOID – Primordial Chaos

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Let’s primarily focus here on the Primordial Chaos compilation being the first release on MMJ’s new imprint, PRIMORDIAL VOID: a Massive debut compilation release collecting 20 electronic and live recorded works, featuring Jeff Witscher, Gobby, HKE, Olan Monk, Mukqs, Lockbox, Sentient Gyre, Terribilis, Oxhy, Emamouse, LXV, Theodore Cale Schafer, Angelo Harmsworth, M/M, Waterhouse, Constellation Botsu, Yolichika, Kazumichi Komatsu, Snakepiss, and Modelock & EMBASSY. No-lie, every track is worth it. Told Marcel a while back that he’ll be someone people expect to product/recommend good shit as we all get older. Primordial Chaos is living up to that standard. And sets a potential above ground. In a spastic, paranoid, and tru-g0D mode sonics. Stream and explore:

♫ Listen: Kazumichi Komatsu – Walking To ‘The Orichalcum’ (c- mix)

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There’s mixes to put on while working or playing that make a lot of sense but don’t mean so much and then there’s mixes that take me by the shoulders and tell me a story and hook me earwormily. (Cases in point one, two, and three.)

Kazumichi Komatsu’s new one for c- is one of these; the title even tells a tale. Orichalcum; or, a legendary metal of Atlantis. Orichalcum; or, a recurring motif. “The Orichalcum” is something that I can’t figure out. What does the “the” mean for this and to him?

I’m hooked on a definite article. Each song included here draws its lines in the sand. A hand smudges them out and many hands lay down a quilt to rest on for the evening. Someone’s dialing through a radio. Pieces of song float in for moments and we float out on The Medium Necks’s “I Said This”, from 2008, from an album called stars, stars. Back to that scene but underneath the stars, stars now.

This mix gathers its offshoots and propels me forward—my imagination, how I understand my half thoughts, the way that I listen and why.

Watch: Kazumichi Komatsu – Paladin Mode

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Kyoto-based artist and musician Kazumichi Komatsu has made(gg) a digital multi-media exhibit for New York’s Manila Institute. Paladin Mode includes a 7-track album, available for download here, a video, “The Ascension of Remdios the Beauty”, which you can watch above, and a series of photographs and visual glitch-works available to view on the Paladin Mode host page.

Also, listen to this album from last year.

Also, get Komatsu’s tape on angoisse before it sells out.

Also, Komatsu will be performing alongside a ridiculously stacked line up for angoisse’s Osaka showcase on 12.16.

Also, and s o ..