raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton : kyoka

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kyoka

Kyoka works as a musician/composer in Berlin and Tokyo and is known for her
chaotic and direct musical approach and a heavy-rough sound, resulting in a
broken pop-beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms.

She grew up in Japan, having piano, flute and syamisen lessons during her
childhood. While listening and recording radio shows to tape, she became
attracted by the possibilities of scratching tapes back and forth and soon
she begun to use the tape recorder as her toy, cutting, editing and
producing first rough sounds.

In 1999 she started to explore the potential of synthesizers/computers and
during her stay in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2008, she enjoyed some first
success when her songs charted at local radio stations.

In 2008 she released her first album and we are happy that she joined raster-noton collective in 2012.

image 1: kyoka

releases from kyoka

r-n115-2 iSH (japanese edition) (compact disc, ep (21 min))

r-n153 is (is superpowered) (compact disc)

r-n115 ununpentum / iSH (12" vinyl maxi)