K2 - Tekhnodrug CD
Reissue of a long-lost tape from 1993 here. K2 has long been at the fore-front of Japanese noise and is known for his harsh, collage style.
This record isn't an all-out harsh-fest in the way that contemporaries like Hijokaidan are, but is very varied in sound. There's creeping synth tone, screeching feedback, piercing blasts of white noise, rumbling static. Compositionally there are long periods of coherence, with an almost musical sensibility, but these are often brought to a shattering halt by a blast of ear-splitting noise.