Reiko Kudo

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Reiko Kudo (工藤礼子) is the partner of Tori Kudo of the Japanese underground music group Maher Shalal Hash Baz. In the late seventies and early eighties, while still known under her maiden name of Reiko Omura, she led a unit called Noise. Noise played in Tokyo underground venues like Minor (alongside groups like Fushitsusha and Kousokuya), and released one album, Tenno. As well as often singing with and writing songs for Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Reiko has released several albums of her own music.



  • V.A., Heaven Tapes (Heaven, 1979)
  • Noise, Tenno (Engel, 1980; reissed on LP, Org, 1997; on CD, Pataphysique 1997; Alchemy, 2005)
  • Inryofuen / Gyoshinkyoku + noise live '82.7.11 (Cragale, 1999, cdr)


  • Fire Inside My Hat (Org, 1997)
  • 夜の稲 (Yoru no ina)/rice field silently riping in the night (Majikick/Periodic Document, 2001)
  • (Hito)/person (Hyotan, 2006)
  • (Kusa)/grass (Hyotan, 2006)
  • ちりをなめる (Chiri wo nameru)/licking up dust (Hyotan, 2007)


Interview. Heaven Express, volume 9, 1981 (Japanese)
Interview. Taajii, volume 4, 1997. pp. 56–57 (Japanese)
Interview. Le Grande Illusion, issue 4, 2006 (Japanese)

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