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Bisk

Naohiro Fujikawa’s fractured electronica under the name Bisk (訪問錄)is also among the most interesting and innovative musicalhybrids to appear in the last several years. Sounding literally years ahead of its time, Time was a future-shock of samplerorchestration, the splintering remains of ambient, jazz, techno, hip-hop, electro, and experimental noise/musique concrete recombinedinto forms both fascinating and bewildering. Fujikawa’s only other releases previous to Time were on small-run, largely Japan-onlycompilations (Trip Trap Records’ Floating on the 1st Floor being the most ...read more

Naohiro Fujikawa’s fractured electronica under the name Bisk (訪問錄)is also among the most interesting and innovative musicalhybrids to appear in the last several years. Sounding literally years ahead of its time, Time was a future-shock of samplerorchestration, the splintering remains of ambient, jazz, techno, hip-hop, electro, and experimental noise/musique concrete recombinedinto forms both fascinating and bewildering. Fujikawa’s only other releases previous to Time were on small-run, largely Japan-onlycompilations (Trip Trap Records’ Floating on the 1st Floor being the most notable); released under his own name, these tracks were farmore derivative than his subsequent material as Bisk. Following Time, Fujikawa contributed a track to Bill Laswell’s Oscillations Remix CD/LP before Sub Rosa issued a second full-lengthCD, Strange or Funny-Haha?, in 1997. Another essential collection of sample-based chaos unlike most other happenings incontemporary electronica, Strange set a standard of quality even higher than its predecessor, and further argued for Fujikawa’s statusas one of the most important and original new voices in experimental post-techno. The somewhat less impressive Ticklish Mattersappeared on Sub Rosa in 1998, along with a remix for American hip-hop group East Flatbush Project (included on the Tried by 12 remixalbum, co-released by Ninja Tune and Chocolate Industries in December 1998). In addition to his CDs, a trio of exclusive Bisk trackscan be found on Sub Rosa’s excellent 1998 compilation, Water and Architecture, alongside selections by Seefeel, former Tortoisebassist Bundy Brown and (most appropriately) Uwe “Atom Heart” Schmidt, one of the few artists to whom Fujikawa’s work owes a cleardebt. ~ Sean Cooper, All Music Guide « hide

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Ticklish Matters
1998

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1997

3.4
14 Votes
Time
1996

3.5
1 Votes

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