Incapacitants

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Incapacitants
Incapacitants performing live at LUFF in 2010
Incapacitants performing live at LUFF in 2010
Background information
Also known asインキャパシタンツ
OriginOsaka, Japan
GenresJapanoise
Years active1981 (1981)–present
LabelsAlchemy
Associated actsHijokaidan, C.C.C.C.
Websitewww.japanimprov.com/incapa/
MembersToshiji Mikawa
Fumio Kosakai

Incapacitants (インキャパシタンツ, Inkyapashitantsu) are a Japanese noise music group formed in 1981. Initially a solo project of Toshiji Mikawa, Fumio Kosakai joined upon the project's relocation to Tokyo. The duo's stated aim is to produce "pure" noise, uninfluenced by musical ideas or even human intention, using primarily feedback, vocals, and various electronics. Kosakai calls this sound "hard noise", as a nod to the jazz subgenre hard bop.[1]

History[edit]

In 1981, Toshiji Mikawa formed Incapacitants in Osaka as a solo project from his other creative endeavours with improv noise group Hijokaidan. As a solo project, Mikawa collaborated with Japanese vocalist and visual artist Yamantaka Eye,[2] among others. After relocating to Tokyo, Kosakai, of Japanese noise band C.C.C.C., joined Incapacitants to form the current duo. Kosakai would later join Mikawa and become a regular member of Hijokaidan.

Incapacitants, alongside Hijokaidan, Merzbow, C.C.C.C., Solmania, Hanatarash, the Gerogerigegege, and Masonna, are counted among the more well-known Japanese noise bands formed in the 1980s.

In November 1999, Incapacitants performed their first international concert at Music Unlimited Festival '99 in Wels, Austria.[3]

Many of the group's track titles reference their professions, but because of Mikawa and Kosakai's day jobs as bank employee and government office worker, respectively, the duo have not been able to tour abroad often.

The group also recorded sessions with Vivian Slaughter of Gallhammer.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Eternal Paralysis (1981)
  • Peony Crackers (1983)
  • Project Pallo '85 (1985)
  • Repo (1989)
  • Feedback of N.M.S. (1990)
  • Fabrication (1991)
  • Quietus (1993)
  • Extreme Gospel Nights (1993)
  • Stupid Is Stupid (1993)
  • No Progress (1994)
  • Ad Nauseam (1994)
  • As Loud As Possible (1995)
  • D.D.D.D. (Destroy Devastating and Disgusting Derivatives) (1995)
  • El Shanbara Therminosis (1995)
  • Operorue (1995)
  • Ministry of Foolishness (1995)
  • The Tongue (1996)
  • Asset Without Liability (1996)
  • Cosmic Incapacitants (1996)
  • New Movements in CMPD (1996)
  • I, Residuum (1997)
  • Default Standard (1999)
  • Unauthorized Fatal Operation 990130 (1999)
  • Live Incapacitants (2000)
  • Sec End (2004)
  • 73 (2007)
  • Burning Orange (2008)
  • Lon Guy (2009)
  • Tight (2009)
  • Mon, Ma? Mon!!! (2012)
  • Zashikiwarashi Effect (2012)
  • Eat! Meat!! Manifesto!!! (2012)
  • Survival of the Laziest (2017)
  • Breath of Insect (2017)
  • Zouvneree (2018)
  • As Anti as Possible (2019)
  • Ostracized Enigmatic Conqueror (2019)
  • Onomatopée Suicida (2020)
  • Incapacitants (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fumio Kosakai, "Unknown Happiness of Nowadays 第3回目", 2007, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2010-01-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Incapacitants: Profile". JapanImprov.com. January 25, 2000. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Incapacitants: Profile". JapanImprov.com. January 25, 2000. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hard of Hearing", Terrorizer no. 171, June 2008, p. 57.

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