Nerve Net Noise is the synthesizer duo of Tsuyoshi Nakamaru (aka Tagomago) and Hiroshi Kumakiri (aka Kumax), who confused and irritated just about everyone with their CD "160/240", published by the Meme label several years ago. Each Nerve Net Noise album is an astoundingly (some might say stubbornly) thorough exploration of one aspect of what thier rough and barely controllable homemade synthesisers can do. "Meteor Circuit" explores rhythms and beats, but it's no minimal glitch album, and neither is NNN a "noise" band. They are after something much more elusive and beautiful than mere obvious full-bore screech. With a strange new angle on electronic improvisation, they twisted knobs until their machines produced rhythmic pulses, then hit the 'record' button and let the instruments decide what would happen next. The natural imperfections of their synthesizers' circuitry determined how each piece would evolve with little or no interaction from the artists.
The band describes their sound as "electric noise music, but not academic, not mere noisy sound. We think that our music is not so much noise music as new kind of pop music".
released July 4, 2013
Tagomago - homemade synthesizers and treatments
Kumax - homemade synthesizers and treatments
Mastered by Kazunao Nagata
Cover design by Richard Chartier
Originally published in 2001 in a numbered edition of 500 copies.