From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Birth name Koji Tano
Also known as Molten Salt Breeder Reactor
Born (1961-02-09)February 9, 1961
Uchiko, Japan
Origin Matsuyama
Died July 31, 2005(2005-07-31) (aged 44)
Genres Noise
Occupation(s) Noise musician
Instruments Electronics, synthesizer
Years active 1991–2005
Labels MSBR Records, RRRecords, Alien8 Recordings, Ecstatic Peace!

Koji Tano (田野幸治 Tano Kōji?) (February 9, 1961 – July 31, 2005), better known by his stage name MSBR (Molten Salt Breeder Reactor), was a Japanese noise musician. He also published the noise fanzine Denshi Zatsuon (電子雑音?), ran a record shop for experimental music, and organized events. He was considered an important fixture of the Japanoise scene.[1]

Collaborations have included such artists as Bastard Noise, Beequeen, The Haters, Daniel Menche, Richard Ramirez, and Small Cruel Party.[citation needed]

Tano was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2005 and died on July 31 in Tokyo. He played his last concert on April 16, 2005.

Partial discography[edit]

  • Structured Suicide (1992)
  • Collapseland (1995)
  • Destructive Locomotion (1995)
  • Euro Grappling Electro (1998)
  • The Final Harsh Work #22 (1999)
  • Ultimate Ambience 2 (2000)
  • Euro Grappling Electro 2 (2001)
  • The Final Harsh Work #18 (2001)
  • Difteria Cutanea EP (2003)


  1. ^ "THREE RIPS". The Stranger (newspaper). 1 September 2005. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 

External links[edit]