A selection of broken parts, sporadic vocal hits, and mechanical bass music....circuit boards corroded by battery acid. Some tracks exhibit more emotive qualities.... Design/Presentation is awesome, shells and fold out alike. Highly recommended.
Favorite track: Olfactory.
"[The virus is] .. darkness/sickness in people's minds. It's in Tokyo..." Fragments of disembodied voices, digital clipping, surgical cut-ups - CVN's debut on Baba Vanga proceeds in precisely calculated spasms of sound. Dystopian, dark and futuristic, Concrete Virus Nu is a reckless digital glitch-funk inspired by techno, industrial music, noise and juke. A virus that corrupts data. A virus that mutilates, deconstructs and disembodies. Urban virus that spreads with the
unavoidability of drying concrete.
Nobuyuki Sakuma is a Japanese musician based in Tokyo, the penultimate urban megalopolis. *Concrete Virus Nu* is a soundtrack to his home, a disjointed sonic portrait of the ordered chaos of the Japanese capital. Samples of arcade machines, digital glossolalia, speech synthesis gone havoc, Sakuma processes these into nano particles, which he recomposes with a machinic precision. CVN is Sakuma's solo project, an endeavour he started in February 2015 after being active in the duo Jesse Ruins (Captured Tracks). Whereas Jesse Ruins offer some respite - fractions of female voices and familiar references - CVN's music is structured as a stop motion reconstruction of an urban implosion.
released April 20, 2015
artwork: Explosion of Geisha by Boris Sirka
design: Margaréta Fehér
Made by Headless Duplicated Tapes, Prague
2015, Baba Vanga
supported by 11 fans who also own “Concrete Virus Nu”
A futuristic vision, a sharper cut than the earlier 'Concrete Virus Nu' release (also recommended)...
Travels from melodic piano pasts to dreamscapes of abstract futures or both merged into one...
at times sounds like the workings of organic structures enhanced or distorted by technology.
J card design is perfection.
Highly recommended ULTRA///