Nisennenmondai, which means “Year 2000 Problem,” is an instrumental trio from Tokyo who have been playing together for ten years now.
Visits to Tokyo by Lightning Bolt, Battles, and No Age, to name a few, have discovered these three ladies and their colossal sound.
Prefuse 73 said in an interview with Dazed & Confused, “John Stanier from Battles had told me they were sick. . . They started to play and the drummer was as big as my hand.
Nisennenmondai | This Heat
She started to play 16th notes on her hi-hat for about 15 minutes. Next thing you know, these three tiny diminutive women were making us look like idiots because they were so incredible.”
Neji/Tori was Nisennenmondai’s first release outside of Japan. It is an album comprised of their two Eps, “Neji” and “Tori,” and it features a cover designed by Kim Hiorthoy.
Nisennenmondai | Destination Tokyo
Song titles including “This Heat,” “Sonic Youth” and “Pop Group,” grant insight into the realm of the band’s musical influences. Add in Black Flag, DNA, Neu! and Pere Ubu, and you are pretty close to reaching the Nisennenmondai sound.
They play raw and repetitive post-punk instrumentals that are simultaneously wild and groovy with a no-wave/disco vibe.
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