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No-Input Mixing Board

Toshimaru Nakamura - No-Input Mixing Board
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Based on 66 ratings
2000 Ratings: #229
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November 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Zero Gravity / Label
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By connecting the output cables of the board to the input jacks, waves of feedback are created. Nakamura, with great subtlety, controls these whines, clicks, and wails and creates abstract structures of great beauty and almost tensile strength, often resolving into looping, off-kilter rhythms.


Onkyo is such a fascinating genre that I oroginally had a love-hate attitude with when I first discovered it late last year with the infamous 2004 album GMGN, a record I struggled to grasp but highly respected its musical approach. The use of minimalist sound design mixed with long periods silence in between can create many different reactions; mine's was mainly confused at the time.

It's hard to say exactly how one describe the genre itself, but from what I found when searching up the ... read more


CFCE 87.8 FM Weekly Genre : Onkyo

[I invite you to read my review on Keith Rowe and John Tilbury's album Duos for Doris to learn more about the movements of Free Improvisation]. From the end of the 90s to the mid-2000s free and improvised music experienced a period of full blossoming with many innovations and evolutions that have among many of its actors to widen their possibilities, opening new doors and new scenes. I think we owe this phenomenon to the improvement of technologies, the ... read more


Been interested in this album since I joined the site and saw the whole GMGN drama unfold. It's one of the albums in the "you may also like" section of GMGN and it has a cool cover so I figure why the fuck not. It's not something I can write paragraphs on, but it is an insanely nice ambiance. Every track apart from the amazing-sounding NIMB #4 makes me feel zen. #4 just makes me feel on edge the entire time, and so does most of #7. It's a really great album and I love the simplicity ... read more

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Track List

  1. Nimb #1
  2. Nimb #2
  3. Nimb #3
  4. Nimb #4
  5. Nimb #5
  6. Nimb #6
  7. Nimb #7
  8. Nimb #8
  9. Nimb #9
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Added on: January 21, 2019