Released in a beautiful limited edition of 300 copies, fully remastered for this vinyl edition by Lasse Marhaug, is a highly sought-after milestone in noise music. Incapacitants create inexhaustible chaos verging on the sublime, and take you on a truly excruciating journey toward catharsis! This first time vinyl reissue is about as essential as they come and an absolute must for any Japanoise fan. Cover perfectly reproduce the LP album’s original artwork, along with this release is a four-page A3 folded insert with previously unpublished photos, notes from 2001 by JOJO Hiroshige (with an addendum by T. Mikawa), and new comprehensive notes made for this reissue by Lasse Marhaug.
From the very first seconds, Repo grabs your attention with an onslaught of piercing high frequencies and distorted textures. Mikawa’s ability to manipulate sound is immediately apparent as they create a disorienting and immersive atmosphere. The side A evolves, incorporating layers of chaotic noise, visceral feedback, and unexpected sonic surprises, leaving the listener captivated and intrigued. The other side explore the concept of rhythm within noise music, defying conventions and embracing experimentation. The pulsating beats and distorted tones create a captivating sense of momentum, while unexpected disruptions and bursts of dissonance add an element of unpredictability. The juxtaposition of rhythmic elements and abrasive noise creates a dynamic listening experience that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Repo is an extraordinary album that drives the limits of noise music, showcasing Toshiji Mikawa mastery of sound manipulation and their unwavering dedication to experimentation. He demonstrates an incredible ability to create immersive and captivating sonic landscapes that challenge the listener’s perception of what music can be. With its relentless energy and daring sonic exploration, Repo is a testament to the enduring power of noise as an art form, and a must-listen for anyone seeking an audacious and boundary-pushing musical experience.