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Boomkat Product Review:
Japanese illustrator and musical screwball Kouhei Matsunaga aka NHK marks 30 years of mischief with a surprisingly emotive new album for Diagonal
Across a singular catalogue decorated with notable (and some unofficial) collaborations with likes of Merzbow, Mika Vainio, Sean Booth, and Sensational, among other, NHK’s music has been defined by expressive irregularities of rhythm and melody that can be herd to model his freehanded visual practice within electronic music zones. On ‘What You Know’ he emphatically accentuates the melodic quota with a ribboning stream of wayward arps whipped into sorts of beatless, and pulsating, variants of electro-trance with most of the information located in the upper registers.
It blooms beatless but rhythmically kinetic in the acidic filter chicanery of ‘Yesod - 基礎’ and follows his nose for intricate extended melodies from the offbeat swing of ‘Inner Elementary Particles’, thru what sounds like a spangled Heinrich Mueller in ‘Penetration Vector’, taking in its stride the Rephlexian acid cuteness of ‘Binah - 理解’, an exquisite nightlight vignette ‘Path’, and club-ready tackle in the throbbing ‘Formulated Rhythm / C'est Un éclair’, and bittersweet drill ’n bass on ‘Da'at - 知識.’