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The Heart of G.R.O.S.S. A Tribute to Akifumi Nakajima(1959-2013)


The Heart of G.R.O.S.S. A Tribute to Akifumi Nakajima(1959-2013)

For the tribute to Akifumi Nakajima as known as AUBE and his label G.R.O.S.S. , Japanese noise musicians played.


A Summary from the booklet. -original text by T.Sakaguchi

Akifumi Nakajima was a musician and owned his cassette label G.R.O.S.S. in Kyoto.

His sounds can be called noise composed from ambient source.Selecting one bio-phenomenon like brain waves or heart beats, and selecting one material like water or metal otherwise, he composed his playing style. He also released much more over 300 works from G.R.O.S.S. and other labels.Especially from G.R.O.S.S. , he designed them by himself.AUBE played at Namba Bears lots of times from 1993 to 2004 and contributed to the west Japan noise scene.


Some documentary films were put on the screen between each stages, with Mr. Higashiseto’s explanation.In addition,three CDs and a small booklet were presented for on this day, anyone could understand what he had done. Those were graceful presents from Forever Records.

Mayuko Hino, Thirdorgan, T.Mikawa, Synth Sisters, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Solmania, Masonna, Pain Jerk, Yousei Noseyama and Jojo Hiroshige performed.


Held by Forever Records’ owner Satoru Higashiseto at Namba Bears Osaka, 23th Sep. 2014.

Forever Records site