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KYOKA

ISH

ununpentium (r-n115) is the fifth release of the raster-noton unun series. the name of the series derived from the greek atomic numbers of the chemical elements 111-119 in the periodic table.

kyoka – the first solo female artist on the raster-noton roster – works as a musician and composer in berlin and tokyo. she has been releasing music since 2008 and is known for her chaotic, direct approach and a heavy-rough sound resulting in a broken pop beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms. “ish” means “around”, “like” or “about” and reflects her way to be clear by being vague – brightness wrapped in a blanket of obscurity and abstractness.

KYOKA ISH

the ep was produced by her longtime friend frank bretschneider and a remix was delivered by atom™ to tune the first track »hadue« to the dancefloor. ryuichi sakamoto underlines the exceptional talent of kyoka: “panic! it sounds like a toy box turned up side down. how can she make such pretty & chaotic sounds!? i love it!”

About me

Excellent sound artist Japan-born and Berlin-based, electronic producer, DJ, installation artist and field recorder,

with an extraordinary capacity to explore and experiment.

Known as the first solo female artist signed to the iconic German experimental label Raster-Noton, home to artists

like, founder, Alva Noto(a.k.a. Carsten Nicolai), Byetone, Frank Bretschneider, Ryuichi Sakamoto, William Basinski and Ryoji

Ikeda.

Invited by over 34 countries,101 cities.

Nothing from July 24, 2024 to August 23, 2024.

Nothing from July 24, 2024 to August 23, 2024.