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Vibracathedral Orchestra on stage in red light
23 November 2003

Vibracathedral Orchestra & Matthew Bower & John Godbert

John Godbert Matthew Bower Vibracathedral Orchestra

For this one off performance Vibracathedral Orchestra are joined by Matthew Bower and John Godbert from mighty UK heavy/drone/psych free-noise behemoths Skullfower, Sunroof! and Total.

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Kan Mikami playing guitar and singing at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
The Arches

Kan Mikami

Kan Mikami

A voice that can vault from an elegantly whispered insinuation to asphyxiated and murderous barks or squalls in a heartbeat.

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Vajra : Kan Mikami & Keiji Haino on stage at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
The Arches

Vajra

Kan Mikami Keiji Haino Toshiaki Ishizuka

Vajra are a Japanese psychedelic rock supergroup, hewn from the collective consciousness of Fushitsusha’s Keiji Haino, folk radical Kan Mikami and percussionist Toshiaki Ishitsuka.

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A masked figure holds a microphone in stark lighting
15 October 2005
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Sun City Girls

Sun City Girls

Perhaps the paradigm of America’s covert musical subculture, Sun City Girls operate just over the border of raucous delirium.

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Up-Tight on stage at INSTAL 05 lit from behind in high contrast
14 October 2005
The Arches

UP-TIGHT

UP-TIGHT

Black-clad with an ominous aura created by their distorted guitar epics, burnt-out ballads and raucous mantric jams.

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A man holding a flying v guitar above his head
14 October 2005
The Arches

Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel’s is a rock sound, stripped of all extraneous detail right down to its core, stretched out and nailed to the ceiling.

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Jo Jo plays a guitar with equipment visible & knees bent
14 October 2005
The Arches

JOJO Hiroshige

JO JO Hiroshige

A fulcrum to the Japanese noise scene, JOJO Hiroshige has been responsible for much of the explosion of free music coming from Japan in the last 30 years.

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Sachiko performing in blue light at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Sachiko

Wordless, reverb drenched voice, ghosted electronics, seething and ferocious electronic damage and Patty Waters style vocal mania.

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Oshiri Penpenz singer lit from above at INSTAL 06
13 October 2006
The Arches

Oshiri Penpenz

Oshiri Penpenz

No Wave, damaged garage jams and crazed instant vocal shrieks.

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Tony conrad bowing a violin in the foreground, Keiji Haino singing behind
14 October 2006
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Keiji Haino & Tony Conrad

Keiji Haino Tony Conrad

Although Tony had visited Haino in Japan, and they played together in private, this was the first time anyone other that Haino’s cat saw them perform together.

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