*0 is the mathematically inclined pseudonym for japanese puretone artist Nosei Sakata. Asterisk-zero means ''multiplied by zero (calculation)'' The name of his project refers to the multiplication of anything times zero equating zero, thus giving you an idea of what is sonically in store on his fourth recording, so answers are zero in all cases as a result *0 means ''nothing''. That is main concept of *0's works, the oriental thought about nothing, japanease thougt about ''mu'' (nothing in japanease). nothing ...nothing could create all things. Sakata's first few recordings had been attempts by this Japanese artist to out-muscle Ryoji Ikeda's sinewave and bleep constructions, with a great deal of success. Nosei Sakata has released solo albums on Meme and his own Japanese Mu Label in addition to collaborating with Richard Chartier on 0/r (12k). A musician and a designer Sakata creates audio which barely registers on the audio-spectrum. His most recent works are exploring inaudible soundwave-based explorations. *0 is part of the new wave of Japanese minimalists exploring computerized anti-music. His 12k debut was a previously unreleased track on the ''.aiff'' compilation.
1998 0.0 - Meme 009
1998 0.00 - Mu Label 001
2000 0.000 - Mu Label 002
2000 0/R (nosei sakata + richard chartier) - 12K 1006
2001 0/R (nosei sakata + richard chartier) - Varied - 12K 1018
2001 invalidObject Series - 3'' CD - Fallt F.0014.0015
2002 kozo inada + *0 - b + 2.7K - V2_archief
2002 2.7K - recorded 1999 composed for live performance ''meme vs mego'' Tokyo
2002 0,0,0 - fals.ch - fb27
Appearances on compilations:
minima-LIST LIST (France) L1
Sound Anthology Computer Music Journal (MIT Press) (US) Volume 24, 2000
various intransive recordings (US) INTO13 limited : 10002CD
12K 12k (US) 12k1008 limited : 500
lowercase bremsstrahlung recordings (US) blung001 2CD
blueCubism : Digital Narcis (J) DNCD007 transcoded audio structures
.aiff 12k (USA) 12k1004 limited : 500 *custom-made laser cut mylar packaging
(source: http://www.sinewaves.it/sakata.htm )
0/r = Nosei Sakata + Richard Chartier
MP3 / VBR
Kozo Inada / *0 - b[ ] + 2.7K
Released: 15 Jan 2002
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Minimal
Notes: CD in green rubber fetish-pak. This split CD combines two of the most interesting artists from Japan. *0’s piece 2.7K is inspired by the remnant heat that fills the universe called the "Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation." "2.7K" is the absolute temperature of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. It shows that the Universe in its early days was extremely dense and hot and had cooled down to 2.7 kelvins as it expanded. It fills the universe and can be seen everywhere we look. The two pieces by Kozo Inada “b ” and “b ” take their inspiration from the niche that exists in the subconscious where stillness and motion meet in harmony.
Though the source of inspiration is very different, the compositions of both artists work together very well. Both use sounds in the microwave soundspectrum to carefully build their music with.
(source: http://www.discogs.com/release/82512 )
1 Kozo Inada b (25:41)
2 Kozo Inada b (9:29)
3 *0 2.7K (17:57)
MP3 / 128kbps
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