Good day Everybody!
We have a very beautiful spring day today, I’d like to share with you.
An anther thing I’d like to share is a documentary of my first China trip last October.
My new friend Zhao and Fabian attended me and caught in action through this trip, made this documentary.
Red Scarf, sound carrier band all 4 shows attend me on the stage and few other people attend us among them Shen who had key to this tour, first contact person, arranger of this wonderful tour.
I’d never seen even a second of this film.
I’m looking forward to it.
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
been described as a ‘free music legend’ who first came to prominence
as lead singer of the visionary German group Can. Published
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.
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.
a permanent resident of Cologne, whose business card reads
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.
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.”
with author Paul
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.