KEIJI HAINO

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When attempting to describe what Keiji Haino does to a guitar, the verb "play" seems terribly insufficient. Mauling might be a more appropriate choice, maybe even destroying. Whatever, whether it is as a solo performer or leading his tremendous trio Fushitsusha, Haino has been leading the loud, free form, noise-loaded, jazz/rock guitar movement in Japan for nearly three decades, starting with seminal noise-jazz/rockers Lost Aaraaff in 1971. He remains a virtual unknown, even among the music connoisseurs in his own country (I once asked a group of Japanese students, all of whom admitted to being eclectic music fans, about him, not one had heard of him) but his music as beautiful as it is coruscating is jarring, unpredictable and well worth hearing, especially by those enamored of those on the fringes of music performance.

Affecting a rock star pose (long black hair, ever-present sunglasses) Haino is an accomplished player who enjoys
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KEIJI HAINO わたしだけ? (Watashi dake?) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
わたしだけ? (Watashi dake?)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1981
KEIJI HAINO 滲有無 (Nijiumu) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
滲有無 (Nijiumu)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1990
KEIJI HAINO 魂の純愛 [Soul's True Love] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
魂の純愛 [Soul's True Love]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1995
KEIJI HAINO I Said, This Is The Son Of Nihilism album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Said, This Is The Son Of Nihilism
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1995
KEIJI HAINO 手風琴 The 21st Century Hard-Y-Guide-Y Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
手風琴 The 21st Century Hard-Y-Guide-Y Man
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1995
KEIJI HAINO Tenshi No Gijinka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tenshi No Gijinka
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1995
KEIJI HAINO 息をしているまま [Keeping On Breathing] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
息をしているまま [Keeping On Breathing]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1997
KEIJI HAINO So, Black Is Myself album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
So, Black Is Myself
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1997
KEIJI HAINO The 21st Century Hard-Y-Guide-Y Man : Even Now, Still I Think album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 21st Century Hard-Y-Guide-Y Man : Even Now, Still I Think
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1998
KEIJI HAINO Haino Keiji  With Greg Cohen & Joey Baron ‎– An Unclear Trial: More Than This album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino Keiji With Greg Cohen & Joey Baron ‎– An Unclear Trial: More Than This
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1998
KEIJI HAINO Purple Trap - Decided.. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple Trap - Decided..
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1999
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino & Derek Bailey ‎: Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino & Derek Bailey ‎: Songs
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2000
KEIJI HAINO フシギナ顔 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
フシギナ顔
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2000
KEIJI HAINO Abandon All Words At A Stroke, So That Prayer Can Come Spilling Out album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Abandon All Words At A Stroke, So That Prayer Can Come Spilling Out
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2001
KEIJI HAINO 光 闇 打ち溶け合いし この響き [Hikari Yami Uchitokeaishi Konohibiki] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
光 闇 打ち溶け合いし この響き [Hikari Yami Uchitokeaishi Konohibiki]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2003
KEIJI HAINO たゆたゆとただよいたまえこのふるえ [Tayutayuto Tadayoitamae Kono Furue] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
たゆたゆとただよいたまえこのふるえ [Tayutayuto Tadayoitamae Kono Furue]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
KEIJI HAINO Black Blues (Soft Version) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Blues (Soft Version)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
KEIJI HAINO Black Blues (Violent Version) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Blues (Violent Version)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
KEIJI HAINO この気配 封じられてる 創まりに [Global Ancient Atmosphere] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
この気配 封じられてる 創まりに [Global Ancient Atmosphere]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2005
KEIJI HAINO 宇宙に 絡みついてる 我が痛み [Uchu Ni Karami Tsuiteiru Waga Itami] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
宇宙に 絡みついてる 我が痛み [Uchu Ni Karami Tsuiteiru Waga Itami]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2005
KEIJI HAINO Haino | Null : Mamono album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino | Null : Mamono
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
KEIJI HAINO やらないが できないことに なってゆく [Yaranaiga Dekinaikotoni Natteyuku] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
やらないが できないことに なってゆく [Yaranaiga Dekinaikotoni Natteyuku]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
KEIJI HAINO Haino Keiji  And Yoshida Tatsuya : New Rap album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino Keiji And Yoshida Tatsuya : New Rap
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
KEIJI HAINO The 21st Century Hard-Y-Guide-Y Man: こいつから失せたいためのはかりごと album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 21st Century Hard-Y-Guide-Y Man: こいつから失せたいためのはかりごと
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
KEIJI HAINO Haino Keiji / Yoshida Tatsuya : Uhrfasudhasdd album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino Keiji / Yoshida Tatsuya : Uhrfasudhasdd
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
KEIJI HAINO Haino Keiji , Yoshida Tatsuya : Hauenfiomiume album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino Keiji , Yoshida Tatsuya : Hauenfiomiume
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
KEIJI HAINO Experimental Mixture - In The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Experimental Mixture - In The World
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2013
KEIJI HAINO Experimental Mixture album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Experimental Mixture
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2013
KEIJI HAINO The Greatest Hits Of The Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Greatest Hits Of The Music
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2014
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino, Jozef Dumoulin, Teun Verbruggen : The Miracles of Only One Thing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino, Jozef Dumoulin, Teun Verbruggen : The Miracles of Only One Thing
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
KEIJI HAINO Haino Keiji & Fushitsusha ‎: 欠片 (Unheard Pieces Of The Late XXth & Early XXIst Centuries) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino Keiji & Fushitsusha ‎: 欠片 (Unheard Pieces Of The Late XXth & Early XXIst Centuries)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino & SUMAC : American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous to Look at Face On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino & SUMAC : American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous to Look at Face On
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018
KEIJI HAINO MUSQIS album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
MUSQIS
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino / Merzbow / Balázs Pándi : Become The Discovered, Not The Discoverer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino / Merzbow / Balázs Pándi : Become The Discovered, Not The Discoverer
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019

KEIJI HAINO EPs & splits

KEIJI HAINO live albums

KEIJI HAINO 慈 (Affection) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
慈 (Affection)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1992
KEIJI HAINO 天乃川 [Milky Way] 1973 Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
天乃川 [Milky Way] 1973 Live
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1993
KEIJI HAINO Execration That Accept To Acknowledge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Execration That Accept To Acknowledge
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1993
KEIJI HAINO Beginning And End, Interwoven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beginning And End, Interwoven
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1994
KEIJI HAINO A Challenge To Fate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Challenge To Fate
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1994
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino / Loren Mazza Cane  ‎– Live At Downtown Music Gallery, New York City, August 1, 1992 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino / Loren Mazza Cane ‎– Live At Downtown Music Gallery, New York City, August 1, 1992
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1995
KEIJI HAINO Saying I Love You, I Continue To Curse Myself album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saying I Love You, I Continue To Curse Myself
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1996
KEIJI HAINO The Book Of 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Book Of "Eternity Set Aflame"
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1996
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino & Loren Mazzacane Connors ‎– Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino & Loren Mazzacane Connors ‎– Vol. 2
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1997
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino with Boris -Black: Implication Flooding album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino with Boris -Black: Implication Flooding
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1998
KEIJI HAINO K. Haino ~ J.F. Pauvros , F. Causse  ‎– Y album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
K. Haino ~ J.F. Pauvros , F. Causse ‎– Y
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1999
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino & Coa ‎: 一億と一番目の祈りを導きだせばいい [You Should Draw Out The Billion And First Prayer] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino & Coa ‎: 一億と一番目の祈りを導きだせばいい [You Should Draw Out The Billion And First Prayer]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2000
KEIJI HAINO Haino / Hano / Brötzmann : Shadows album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Haino / Hano / Brötzmann : Shadows
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2000
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino & Tatsuya Yoshida ‎: Until Water Grasps Flame album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino & Tatsuya Yoshida ‎: Until Water Grasps Flame
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2002
KEIJI HAINO “C'est Parfait” Endoctriné Tu Tombes La Tête La Première album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
“C'est Parfait” Endoctriné Tu Tombes La Tête La Première
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2002
KEIJI HAINO まずは 色を無くそうか!! [To Start With, Let's Remove The Colour] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
まずは 色を無くそうか!! [To Start With, Let's Remove The Colour]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2002
KEIJI HAINO Next, Let's Try Changing The Shape album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Next, Let's Try Changing The Shape
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino, Mitsuru Nasuno, Tatsuya Yoshida + BusRatch ‎– Live At Cafe Independants Friday 23.January.2004 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino, Mitsuru Nasuno, Tatsuya Yoshida + BusRatch ‎– Live At Cafe Independants Friday 23.January.2004
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino & Sitaar Tah! ‎: Animamima album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino & Sitaar Tah! ‎: Animamima
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
KEIJI HAINO Reveal'd To None As Yet - An Expedience To Utterly Vanquish Consciousness While Still Alive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reveal'd To None As Yet - An Expedience To Utterly Vanquish Consciousness While Still Alive
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
KEIJI HAINO Haino Keiji Fujikake Masataka Duo – アルファベットが、消えてしまいますように album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino Keiji Fujikake Masataka Duo – アルファベットが、消えてしまいますように
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
KEIJI HAINO Un Autre Chemin Vers L'Ultime album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Un Autre Chemin Vers L'Ultime
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi ‎: In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One There Is No Need For A Subject album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi ‎: In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One There Is No Need For A Subject
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi ‎: いみくずし Imikuzushi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi ‎: いみくずし Imikuzushi
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2012
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi : まだ 暖かい内に この今に 全ての謎を 注ぎ込んでしまおう (Now While It's Still Warm Let Us Pour In All The Mystery) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi : まだ 暖かい内に この今に 全ての謎を 注ぎ込んでしまおう (Now While It's Still Warm Let Us Pour In All The Mystery)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi ‎ : Only Wanting To Melt Beautifully Away Is It A Lack Of Contentment That Stirs Aff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi ‎ : Only Wanting To Melt Beautifully Away Is It A Lack Of Contentment That Stirs Aff
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
KEIJI HAINO 灰野敬二 + 藤掛正隆 Duo  ‎: Hardを何十乗させたら光の粒が降り注ぐのか? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
灰野敬二 + 藤掛正隆 Duo ‎: Hardを何十乗させたら光の粒が降り注ぐのか?
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
KEIJI HAINO Tea Time for Those Determined to Completely Exhaust Every Bit of This Body They've Been Given album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tea Time for Those Determined to Completely Exhaust Every Bit of This Body They've Been Given
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
KEIJI HAINO Haino, Keiji / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku : After Seijaku album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haino, Keiji / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku : After Seijaku
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
KEIJI HAINO Peter Brotzmann, 灰野敬二 Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 1 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Peter Brotzmann, 灰野敬二 Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 1
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
KEIJI HAINO Peter Brotzmann, 灰野敬二 Keiji Haino,Jim O'Rourke : Two City Blues 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brotzmann, 灰野敬二 Keiji Haino,Jim O'Rourke : Two City Blues 2
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi : I wonder if you noticed “I’m sorry” Is such a lovely sound It keeps things from getting worse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi : I wonder if you noticed “I’m sorry” Is such a lovely sound It keeps things from getting worse
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
KEIJI HAINO 28.2.12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
28.2.12
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi : This Dazzling Genuine “Difference” Now Where Shall It Go album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi : This Dazzling Genuine “Difference” Now Where Shall It Go
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino, John Butcher ‎: Light Never Bright Enough album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Keiji Haino, John Butcher ‎: Light Never Bright Enough
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino + Sumac : Even for just the briefest moment / Keep charging this “expiation” / Plug in to making it slightly better album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino + Sumac : Even for just the briefest moment / Keep charging this “expiation” / Plug in to making it slightly better
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
KEIJI HAINO Keiji Haino & Charles Hayward : A Loss Permitted, To Open One's Eyes… album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keiji Haino & Charles Hayward : A Loss Permitted, To Open One's Eyes…
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
KEIJI HAINO In The Past Only Geniuses Were Capable Of Staging The Perfect Crime (Also Known As A Revolution) Today Anybody Can Accomplish Their Aims With The Push Of The Button album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Past Only Geniuses Were Capable Of Staging The Perfect Crime (Also Known As A Revolution) Today Anybody Can Accomplish Their Aims With The Push Of The Button
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019

KEIJI HAINO demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

KEIJI HAINO ここ [Koko] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
ここ [Koko]
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2003

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Haino Keiji , Kawabata Makoto, Yoshida Tatsuya – Ichi To Ichi Ga Kasanatte Shimaumade
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008

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KEIJI HAINO Peter Brotzmann, 灰野敬二 Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 1

Live album · 2015 · Jazz Related Improv/Composition
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Japanese guitarist Keiji Haino is a cult figure on country's traditionally influential alternative music scene. Started playing guitar in early 70s, he developed Derek Bailey and his compatriot Masayuki Takayanagi free-improv guitar music adding rock-machismo image what probably doesn't look all that casual but fits well to Japanese underground jazz/rock/improv music tradition.

During last few years Haino increased his international notoriety prolifically playing and recording with such genre leaders as Oren Ambarchi and Jim O'Rourke.

Here on his newest live release from concert at Shinjuku Pit Inn in Tokyo,recorded in 2010, Haino plays with Jim O'Rourke and European free jazz icon German sax player Peter Brotzmann. Everyone familiar with prolific Brotzmann's legacy knows how dominating he is even on collaborative recordings, surprisingly here on "Two City Blues 1" he isn't.

Combination of two free-improvs electric guitarists and free sax player could sound weird, but generally it works quite well. "Two City Blues 1" isn't first common work for Haino and Brotzmann, their "Shadows",released on Japanese DIW label are quite well known. Guitarist Jim O'Rourke is regular musical partner for Haino for some last years as well. Still fully improvised music sounds a bit raw, it often sounds like each of three musicians just plays his own music without paying of lot attention what two others do.

As it was already mentioned above, surprisingly Brotzmann (or any other trio's member) doesn't dominates and both two compositions sound as three equal musicians recital. Music is not too fast,not too noisy (at least - not for Brotzmann,Haino or O'Rourke standard), even meditative in moments, but main problem here is there is absence of true communication between artists here.

"Two City Blues 1", actually released few months after the release of "Two City Blues 2" (which was released on CD and vol.1 as vinyl only)is another album in massive collection each of three trio's members already has released,Haino followers will probably enjoy it but generally it is far not his best work (even more same could be said about Peter Brotzmann).

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