Japan has reputation for doing things to extremes. In music, one of these extremes is to make musical noise, or some would say noise based music, and so advanced is this concept and practice in Japan that musicologist the world over now recognize "Japanese noise" as a category of music. While one may be tempted to laugh off the idea as a joke, many of the practitioners are very serious, and have elaborate ideas and philosophies behind their work. In the realm of noise, "Japanese...

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