New release: Minami Deutsch and Damo Suzuki – Live at Roadburn Festival 

At the 2018 edition of Roadburn Festival – a congregation of all things obscure, heavy and experimental in Tilburg, the Netherlands – two generations of Japanese Krautrock genius took to the stage for a live collaboration that was just as hypnotic as it was inevitable. Those artists were Tokyo’s Minami Deutsch and the legendary ex-Can frontman Damo Suzuki. Thankfully we were able to get hold of the live recording straight from the mixing desk and will be pressing this sublime meeting-of-minds to vinyl.

Officially released on March 1st, to announce the Live At Roadburn EP we’re super excited to share ‘Part III’, the final of the release three parts. Clocking in at seven minutes, Minami Deutsch’s propulsive rhythm section and chugging guitars drive the track with a relentless gusto whilst Suzuki unleashes his demented drawl atop. Never letting loose for a second, the track builds and builds before erupting into a whirlwind of hypnotic chanting vocals and screeching guitar noise. It was only a matter of time until these guys collaborated and it just as mesmerising and powerful as you’d imagine. (From Fuzzclub.cm)

Minami Deutsch and Damo Suzuki – Live at Roadburn Festival
Damo Suzuki – Vocals
Kyotaro Miula – Guitar
Taku Idemoto – Guitar
Keita Ise – Bass
Tatsuhiko Sugi – Drums

Recorded by Marcel van de Vondervoort and his team at Roadburn Festival 2018
Mixed by Kyotaro Miula
Mastered by Kyotaro Miula and James Plotkin
Artwork by Olya Dyer

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I Am Damo Suzuki

I Am Damo Suzuki

By Damo Suzuki and Paul Woods

Published 28th March

Omnibus Press

Pre-order HERE

ISBN: 9781783059713

Book reading tour announced

Live dates added

Damo Suzuki has been described as a ‘free music legend’ who first came to prominence as lead singer of the visionary German group Can. Published by Omnibus Press on March 28th, I Am Damo Suzuki by Damo Suzuki and Paul Woods tells Damo’s story from Japan to Germany and everything in between in Damo’s own words. Complemented by interviews with family, friends and collaborators, the book spans six decades of pop culture.

Damo Suzuki was born Kenji Suzuki in the outskirts of Tokyo in 1950. Leaving home one day after his 18th birthday to travel to Europe, Damo recently told Mojo magazine that his original plan was “to become a cartoonist, someone who draws comics”. Arriving in Sweden, he busked around Europe and earned money as a pavement artist, before settling in Munich in 1970 to appear in the musical Hair for 3 months. It was here that someone first recognised he had musical talent, and it was at the end of this time that he (by chance) met the members of Can, an event that set his life on a different trajectory.

Now a permanent resident of Cologne, whose business card reads ‘metaphysical transporter’, Damo explains his motivation to record his life now: “The main point of this whole book is my philosophy and dreams. My time here is becoming less and less. In a way I am strong. I survived major surgery, I’ve lived as a young adult in a foreign country (where) many times I wasn’t supported by any kind of institution, but I survived. I have found the strongest way to seek truth now.”

Co-written with author Paul Woods, whose previous titles include The Curious Life and Work of Scott Walker (Omnibus Press) and who regularly writes on subjects including pop culture and criminal history, I Am Damo Suzuki is an honest and often startling odyssey that tells the full tale of a musical enigma.

Hear Damo Suzuki in conversation (https://www.roughtrade.com/regions) here:

March

Monday 25th Rough Trade East, London E1 6QL

Tuesday 26th Rough Trade, Nottingham NG1 3AJ

Thursday 28th Rough Trade, Bristol BS1 2QD

Damo will play the following live dates:

March

Sunday 17th The Lexington London

Tuesday 19th The Hare and Hounds,Birmingham

Thursday 21st Jericho, Oxford

Saturday 23rd St Mary’s Music Hall, Walthamstow, London

Sunday 24th The Windmill, Brixton, London

Friday 29th The Socialist Club, Dewsbury

Saturday 30th The Continental, Preston

April

Saturday 5th The Laugharne Weekend, Langharne, Wales

All ticket info: https://www.damosuzuki.com/

Damo Suzuki Live at the Windmill Brixton with Sound Carriers : Black Midi

Rough Trade release a limited cassette, recorded live at the Windmill Brixton.

Back Midi is one of most talented young band that surprised me for their music taste. They’re 18 years old of age, but their sense of music is if they’re already 28 years onward.

Black Midi and I are a half-century different age, what a fun to perform with so young energy!

Recorded live on May 5 2018 (ha, ha..World Children’s Day!)

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