With walls of distortion and a pummeling rhythmic backbone that fluctuates between krautrock`s repetition and free-rock calamity, bassist Zai, guitarist Ma-Chan and drummer Hime have formed an unassuming juggernaut.
[audio:xxx-xxx.mp3] Described by allmusic´s Heather Phares as “taking as much inspiration from the cool kids at school as they did from experimentalists like This Heat, Pop Group, Sonic Youth, DNA and Neu! ” Nisennenmondai compose raw and repetitive (post) punk instrumentals which can be groove-oriented whilst also having a no wave disco vibe.
Himeno tirelessly pounds at her snare and bass drum while slashing her cymbals, while Takada adds layers of delay and clangy sounding distortion.
Prefuse 73 said in an interview with Dazed Confused “John Stanier from Battles had told me that they were sick. They start to play. Next thing you know, these three tiny diminutive women were making us look like idiots because they were so incredible “.
The band have been chosen by Battles to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival that they co-curate in December 2011 in Minehead, England.
Nisennenmondai | Live at Upset the Rhythm
Oneohtrix Point Never is Daniel Lopatin, a US native whose work has brought him to the forefront of the modern electronic composition scene. Though Lopatin’s rise felt meteoric following his 2009 double-disc anthology ‘Rifts’ and its 2010 follow-up ‘Returnal’, (praised by the likes of Wire, Pitchfork, Fader, Guardian UK, The Quietus, and XLR8R) his love of polyphonic synthesizers dates back to childhood jam sessions with his father’s Roland Juno-60, an instrument which, like B.B. King’s ‘Lucille’, he has never left behind.
‘Replica’, his latest effort, is an electronic song cycle based around lo-fi audio procured from television advertisement compilations. These sample-based meditations are as lyrical as they are ecological, featuring re-purposed “ghost vocals” which serve as narration for Lopatin’s signature amorphous, ambient passages.
Nisennenmondai & Oneohtrix Point Never LIVE
Sunday, 27. November 2011 | 20:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzerstr. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg