Tokyo-based instrumental trio who have streamlined pulping noise into a hypnotic pulse.


'With walls of distortion and a pummelling rhythmic backbone that fluctuates between krautrocks repetition and free-rock calamity, bassist Zai, guitarist Ma-Chan and drummer Hime have formed an unassuming juggernaut' DAZED & CONFUSED

Nisennenmondai are the pulse-guiding Japanese sonic trinity comprising of guitarist Masako Takada, bassist Yuri Zaikawa and drummer Sayaka Himeno. Influenced by the controlled dynamics of dance and hierarchic rupture caused by noise in equal measure, they have been sculpting tracks of body moving instrumental power and finesse since the dawn of the new millennium.

'Krautrock fugues melt into free-form grooves that have an almost techno quality. Make no mistake: such prettiness is merely a byproduct throughout a project where hypnotic relentlessness is the raison d'être. The listener can opt to be pummelled into acquiescence or swept contentedly along' THE QUIETUS

The micro-designed ergonomics of their sound design enables the listener/dancer to feed their own personal hums, clicks and energies into the patterns created by the band’s wholly music. Never a band for falling into well worn crescendos and dreary break downs, this trio drill into the power of the tightly-wound beat, the wash/dissonance created by machines, and the acoustics properties of their instruments.

Their live appearances are occasions where their dedication and endurance comes to the forefront, an opportunity to be set free into a state of eternal, percussion-led grooves, constantly shifting through neon-gilded gears and a soundscape built by mother nature and the optimum end of Sunrise Industries. Their future has to be funktional.


Joe Hatt