NUMBER ONE (TOUCH)
In the production process, Z'EV framed his and KK.NULL's electro-acoustic musics inside Chris Watson's field recordings from East Africa.
A dynamic dialogue and inside-outside mirroring of natural and synthetic sound is the result: where the click and rhythm of an insect merges with KK.NULL's drumming; where the calls of the elephants combine with the electronic bass frequencies; where bird and frog song and Z'EV's harmonic structures produces surprising counterpoints.
"This is the first avant-garde piece I have heard in years that is truly avant-garde." - Boyd Rice KK.NULL (real name : KAZUYUKI KISHINO) was born in Tokyo, Japan.
Composer, guitarist, singer, mastermind of ZENI GEVA and electronic wizard. One of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the great cult artists in experimental music since early 80's.
CHRIS WATSON (CABARET VOLTAIRE, THE HAFLER TRIO) is a sound recordist with a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world.
Z'EV has worked since the 1970's in a variety of media and was one of the founders of the cultural movement now known as 'industrial'.