LAST COPIES! One of the oldest Japanese noise outfits in existence, Incapacitants have been releasing their brutally loud and chaotic noise walls into the underground since 1981. The duo of Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai use violently undulating feedback, monstrous screaming vocals, and damaged electronic noise to create their fields of "pure noise", their tracks ranking as some of the heaviest in the Japanese noise canon.
Prior to forming Incapacitants, Mikawa and Kosakai were members of legendary improvised noise group Hijokaidan, and Kosakai had also been a former member of C.C.C.C.; during the day however, Mikawa worked as
a bank employee and Kosakai a government office worker. Despite these seemingly mild-mannered jobs, these guys have created some incredibly brutal electronic destruction over the years.
This 1995 disc that was released by RRRecords as part of their classic PURE Series features three mammoth jams, "Stone River", "Sky Valley", and "Village Wood", each one running 20-30 minutes in length, an hour of nonstop immolating skree and grinding feedback scrape, harsh walls of noise churning and swirling, swarming with electronic squiggles and jagged shards of distortion. Awesome. This disc is one of the few originalIncapacitants releases that's still available, as most of their stuff has gone out of print. Pretty crucial for fans of classic Japanese noise, the aforementioned Hijokaidan and C.C.C.C., Boredoms, Solmania, The Gerogerigegege, Merzbow, and Masonna, and other dealers of brain scraping electronic destruction. Packaged in one of RRRon's trademark xerox-damaged collage sleeve-wallets.