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2000-2003 (6CD BOX)

Label: Kyou Records

Format: 6CD Box

Genre: Experimental

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Tip! This is a boxed set of six consecutive CD releases from November 2017, re-edited in chronological order from the "G.R.O.S.S." CD-Rs that recorded live performances in the 2000s, the mature period of Aube's activities. Aube is a noise project by Akifumi Nakajima, born in Kyoto in 1959.Since the 1980s, he has been using synthesizers and other devices to create small-scale sounds as a hobby. In 1990, he was in charge of the music for the installation "Water 1990" by the artists Soichi Arichi and Takashi Sasaoka, and in 1991, he began his external musical activities as Aube.

The same year, he released his debut cassette "Hydrophobia" on Vanilla Records. In 1992, he established G.R.O.S.S., an independent label and design project, and released works by domestic and international noise artists, including himself, in cassette packages with bindings that made use of his skills as an industrial designer. He also continued to release works in response to offers from labels around the world, but due to health reasons, he slowed down his activities around 2005 and passed away on September 25, 2013.

In his sound production, he used only sounds extracted from a single material for each work, and then manipulated them with a variety of effects to create a strong and elegant noise sound.

Cat. number: KYOU-033
Year: 2019

During this period, Aube evolved from a torrent of noise to an electronic sound with carefully selected tones layered on top of each other, but the concept of always using only one sound material for each performance remained unchanged.
CD-1 2000(KYOU-015)
(1) Recorded live in Brussels, Belgium on October 27, 2000.
(2) Performance in Montreal, Canada on April 5, 2000.
CD-2 2001 Vol.1(KYOU-016)
(1) Performance at Art Gallery Fukugan Plus, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, December 14, 2001.
(2) Performance at Namba Bears, Osaka, February 26, 2001.
CD-3 2001 Vol.2(KYOU-017)
(1) June 17, 2001: Invited to perform at the "Silophon" project in Montreal, Canada, which is a unique attempt to use a huge disused
grain silo as a musical instrument/acoustic space, along with Alva Noto and others.
(2) Live performance for the radio station WHFR in Michigan, USA on June 21, 2006.
CD-4 2002 Vol.1(KYOU-018)
(1) May 26, 2002, at Noise May-Day, an annual noise festival held at Namba Bears.
(2) March 29, 2002 at Shinsaibashi Fukugan Plus, using the PCK-100 percussion synthesizer, which was sold as an assembly kit by
AMDEK in the early 1980s.
CD-5 2002 Vol.2(KYOU-019)
(1) Performance at "Charity Concert for the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Reconstruction Support" at Ashiya Yamamura Salon,
May 3, 2002.
(2) Rehearsal recorded at Studio Mecca in Higashiyama, Kyoto on May 2, 2002, the day before the show at Yamamura Salon.
CD-6 2003(KYOU-020)
(1) Performance at Shinsekai Bridge, Osaka, April 25, 2003.
(2) May 16, 2003, at Cafe Independans, Sanjo, Kyoto.
(3) October 12, 2003, at Kiyamachi club EAST, Kyoto.