An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage -- Recent News -- 2001

An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage
Recent News -- 2001

December 9, 2001
New Release :   The new Fushitusha studio album is appearing at overseas distributors.    (Forced Exposure, for one, is carrying it.)    The title is Origin's Hesitation, PSFD 8010.       Anyone who would like to submit a review of the album is welcome to do so at the Haino Reviews Database.

November 1, 2001
Forthcoming Release :   A new Fushitusha studio album will be released on PSF Records with a planned release date of November 25, 2001.    Originally the release was scheduled from summer 2001, but was delayed due to Haino's dissatisfaction with the first round of studio recordings, which have been scrapped entirely.    It is a duo recording (Haino and bassist Yasushi Ozawa), as per the recent live line-up, and apparently it has no guitar on it at all. Haino performs on voice and drum kit.

Forthcoming Release :   A new collaborative album featuring Keiji Haino and Tatsuya Yoshida (of RUINS & Musica Transonic) is scheduled for release on the label Noise Asia out of Hong Kong in November, 2001.    The album title is Until Water Grasps Flame.    It includes 12 tracks.

August 15, 2001
Live Dates:   Europeans may remember that in late March of this year, Haino had intended to perform shows in The Netherlands and Holland.    These shows were unfortunately cancelled.    However, the shows have now been rescheduled. The new dates and venues are:

September 26th (Wed) Paradox, Tilburg, Netherlands
September 28th (Fri) POL Festival, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

July 20, 2001
New Release (Guest Appearance):   The new album of à qui avec Gabriel, "Utsuho", has been released by Tzadik.    The release features Haino as a guest musician.    Anyone who would like to submit a review of the album is welcome to do so at the Haino Reviews Database.

July 8, 2001
Interview:   The UK fanzine Salt (Issue Three) contains a Haino interview conducted in Dublin during Haino's visit there in April this year.    Contact:   Kevin McCaighy.    The price is £2 sterling or $5 in U.S. dollars.    No need to send postage or envelopes either.    Address to:
Kevin McCaighy
52 Eldon Street
The Groves, York
YO31 7NE

June 28, 2001
Forthcoming Release:   The Tzadik site indicates that a new album is to be released in July, 2001 in their NEW JAPAN SERIES, which will include Keiji Haino as a guest vocalist.    The title of the album is Utsuho and the musician is A Qui Avec Gabriel. Here is the blurb from the Tzadik site:    à qui avec Gabriel is a young accordion player steeped in French Romanticism and moody exotica. With the innocence and charm of Erik Satie, her debut recording Utsuho depicts the soul's journey from night until dawn, through day to dusk, visiting along the way dark storms, shining drops of light, cats, mysterious winds and galactic voices. Accompanied at times by violin, clarinet, piano and the eerie guitar and voice of Haino Keiji, Utsuho is a uniquely personal CD of lyrical beauty.   

May 29, 2001
New Release (Guest Appearance):   The new album of Kazuki Tomokawa, "Erise no Me", has been released by PSF in Japan of May 25, 2001.    The release features Haino on guitar on two tracks.    Presumably it will make its way overseas via the usual PSF distributors in the next couple weeks.    Anyone who would like to submit a review of the album is welcome to do so at the Haino Reviews Database.

Links:   The Official Keiji Haino Website in Japan has been undergoing extensive expansion.    It now includes a biographical history of Haino (translated by Alan Cummings) and a page containing scans of about 50 flyers as well as a complete list of concerts played by Haino spanning 1970 to 2001 here.

May 8, 2001
Forthcoming Recording:   The new album of Kazuki Tomokawa, "Erise no Me", has a planned release date of May 25, 2001.    The release will be on PSF and features Haino on guitar on two tracks.   

May 3, 2001
New Recording:   The new Haino solo double cd on Alien8 Recordings has been released. The title is Abandon all words at a stroke so that prayer can come spilling out. It features two long tracks: disc one -- hurdy gurdy and voice & disc two -- wave drum and voice.   Alien8 has a page on their site describing the release.

April 17, 2001
Exhibition:   Haino is having an exhibition of his paintings on April 27 through May 6, 2001 in Tokyo.    The exhibition is titled Origin's Hesitation.    Apparently some of the paintings will be for sale.
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Books:  Anomalous Records list the following book in stock: Het Apollohuis "1990-1995" book $13.99 documentation of exhibitions, concerts, installations, lectures and publications.   152 A4 pages with many photographs.    Among the many featured is Keiji Haino.

March 31, 2001
New Recording:   In the summer of 2001, Haino and Ozawa will return to the studio to record a new Fushitsusha album.    This will be the first studio album featuring Fushitsusha as a duo, although they did play several shows as a duo, including some shows in Europe in November, 2000.    Haino intends to play drums on this record in addition to guitar and vocals.    A release on PSF is planned.

March 27, 2001
Live Dates:   Owing to circumstances beyond his control, Haino has CANCELED 3 concerts:
- March 28, solo at Paradox, in Tilburg (The Netherlands)
- March 29, solo at Grasland, in Haarlem (The Netherlands)
- March 31, solo at Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm (POL Festival), in Frankfurt (Germany).

March 20, 2001
Publication:  After a several year hiatus, the New Zealand magazine Opprobrium is out in an online form now.    This is a very fine resource for fans of experimental music.    This first online issue contains interviews with Derek Bailey and Ralf Wehowsky and too many reviews to count.    Opprobrium is located at .

March 16, 2001
New Release:   PSF expects to release in May or June of 2001 a collaboration featuring Keiji Haino and Doo Dooettes. Doo Dooettes are a noise/experimental grouping that came out of the Los Angeles Free Music Society.    They have a bunch of material on the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) 10-CD box, "The Lowest Form of Music", released by Cortical.

Links:   The Japanese Official Home Page of Keiji Haino has a new address located at:    The contents will be updated in April.

New Recording:   Keiji Haino and Kazuki Tomokawa are heading to the studio on March 20, to record a collaborative album.    Tomokawa is a folk singer/guitarist who has released numerous solo cds on PSF as well as a collaborative album with Mikami Kan (also on PSF).    A release on PSF is planned.

March 4, 2001
New Release:  Alien8 Recordings has stated that the new double cd of solo work by Keiji Haino, "Abandon all words at a stroke, so that prayer can come spilling out" is due April, 2001.   It should be something to look forward to, as the previous Haino cd on Alien8 was unlike anything Haino has released before or since.

February 25, 2001
Links:  Here is a link to a site promoting the three Haino shows in Dublin, Ireland from April 6 to 10, 2001.   Here is a link to a site containing a review by Rory Carr of Haino's performances in Europe at the November Music 2000 festival.

February 7, 2001
Live Dates:  The dates and line-ups of the three Haino shows in Dublin, Ireland from April 6 to 10, 2001 have been finalized.   Contrary to earlier indications, the show in Cork is not to be.   Details are listed in the Live Dates section.   Requests for additional information should be emailed to Paul Smyth

January 27, 2001
Discography:  Updated much of the discography to include track listings and track times. Anyone who is interested in translating into English any of the track titles not given in the discography (particularly "Watashi-dake" and several Fushitsusha albums) should email me.

Live Dates:  Haino is performing in Paris, France on February 6 & 7, 2001, supporting the Butoh dancer, Taketeru Kudo.   I think Haino will play hurdy gurdy for these shows.   

Live Dates:  Haino is planning to perform two solo guitar shows in The Netherlands and Germany on March 28 & 31.   

Live Dates:  Haino is planning to come to Ireland to perform from April 5 to 12, 2001. Four shows are planned, three in Dublin and one in Cork.

Live Dates:  Canadian Tour:  The live dates page has been updated with three shows in Canada, including a duo with Thurston Moore at the Québec Victo Festival de musique actuelle in May, 2001.   

January 4, 2001
Labels:  Added links to the Incus and Inoxia websites.


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