It doesn't have any clear philosophy behind it. Who were the original members of Nijiumu? There were four of us - Matsuoka, Uchida, Haino and me. The first time we played Haino was on vocals, percussion and small ethnic instruments, I was on bass, Matsuoka on piano, and Uchida played bass and synthesized percussion. So there were a lot of electric instruments. We used to play once a week in Nerima for about three hours.
After I left [in 1990], Nijiumu became more and more Haino's band." Discography: - "Era of sad wings" (PSF, 1993) - "Live" (from "Driftworks", a 4 CD boxset) - "Goodman, Tokyo, 27.1.1990" (Live bootleg, CD-R, An'Shitsu, no release date) A live bootleg of the band recorded in 1990; credited musicians : Keiji Haino, Asahito Nanjo, Shizuo Ushida, Takashi Matsuoka About other members of the band: - Uchida Shizuo, who played bass in Nijiumu has released an album in duo with Hasegawa Hirotomo : "gene packs", PSF PSFD-163 - Tetuzi Akiyama also played in Nijiumu (in 1994) according to an interview with him that can be read here or there. Recently Akiyama has a new improvised music project: Sutekina Tea Time, a duo with (ex?) Nijiumu member Takashi Matsuoka (guitar, vocal) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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