Music From Death, Silence & Destruction


The brainchild of Japanese musician and visual artist Yamataka Eye, noise band Hanatarash (“snot-nosed”) became infamous in the 1980’s for destroying the venues of their performances, and incorporating the sounds of real-time demolition into their music. This technique reached its ecstatic zenith in a 1985 concert, when Eye introduced a bulldozer into the proceedings by driving it through a wall and onto the stage. Here is an ear-laceratingly beautiful performance from 1996.

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