More intense Japanese hard-drive carnage from Neus-318! I discovered this Japanese CDR label a few months ago, and while much of their catalog is made up of kooky abstract computer noise and glitch collages, some of their stuff is straight up skullripping digital noise that leans towards the psychedelic ends of the Japanese noise scene. I scoured their catalog and picked up their most aggro, brain wasting releases for Crucial Blast, which Japanese noise fans should definitely check out.
If there's a flagship artist on the Neus-318 label, it's Daruin. Kazuya Ishigami's solo laptop noise project has released close to half a dozen discs on the Japanese CDR imprint, and all of them rank as some of the most abrasive and aggressive titles in the label's catalog. Daruin isn't just pure brutal noise, though; there's alot of textured ambience and mysterious sonic events that appear in his abstract electronic soundscapes that he creates out of distressed computer noise, digital feedback and found sounds. On this full length disc from 2000, Daruin crafts seven tracks that violent storms of electronic glitch and high speed bleeps, to expanses of dark, heavy subterranean ambience and eerie cave drift, to swarms of temple bells whipped into dense frenzies of sound, bizarre mutant vocal experiments that stretch the human throat into monstrous dimension-shifting wails, and swirls of percussion blurred into incandescent sheets of metallic shimmer. These noisescapes all sound like they are being transmitted back to us from some far-off planet, and at times approach the dense techno/bleep sculptures of KK Null. Out of all of the discs that we just picked up from the label, this is the most varied and psychedelic release from both Daruin and Neus-318.