K.K. Null

K.K. Null

Real Name:
Kazuyuki Kishino
Profile:
KK.Null (born Kazuyuki Kishino) is one of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the great cult artists in experimental rock. Starting his career in the early 80's by performing guitar improvisations in the clubs and streets of Tokyo, he continued by collaborating with Merzbow for two years, and joining the bands YBO² and Absolut Null Punkt.

In 1987, he gained wider notoriety as the leader, guitarist and singer of the trio Zeni Geva, which he described as "progressive hardcore". Zeni Geva reached world-wide fame with their heavy and hypnotic sound, eventually releasing three Steve Albini-produced albums on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label.

After playing the guitar as his main instrument for some twenty years, Null has gradually moved towards a more electronic approach. These days he mostly states the "nullsonic" as his primary instrument. Nullsonic is something of a variation of Robert Fripp's 1970's instrument "frippertronics" - a combination of electric guitar and effects units, which elevated the effects to equal importance alongside the guitar. Null has gone even further by discarding the guitar altogether and making all the sounds with effects only.

In recent years, he has concentrated his efforts increasingly on his solo material.
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K.K. Null Discography

Albums

ZSF 07 Merzbow, Null* Merzbow, Null* - Babilonia(Cass, Album, C60) ZSF Produkt ZSF 07 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ZSF03 Merzbow, Null* Merzbow, Null* - Falso 800(Cass, Album) ZSF Produkt ZSF03 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
none Merzbow, Null* + Nord (3) Merzbow, Null* + Nord (3) - B-Semi Live: 24th May 1984(Cass, Album, C60) ZSF Produkt none Japan 1984 Sell This Version
NUX-R1 K.K. Null 最終物質 [Saishiyu Bushitsu] (Album) Nux Organization NUX-R1 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
NUX-17 K.K. Null Maximum Lethal Dose(Cass, C90) Nux Organization NUX-17 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
NUX-R2 Null* / A.N.P* Null* / A.N.P* - Ultima Hyper Drugs(LP) Nux Organization NUX-R2 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
NUX-19 Null* Sonic Erosion(Cass, Ltd) Nux Organization NUX-19 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
NUX-20 Null* & Jim O'Rourke Null* & Jim O'Rourke - Neuro Eco Media(Cass, Album) Nux Organization NUX-20 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
NUX-21 Null* & Fred Frith Null* & Fred Frith - Null & Fred Frith(Cass, Album, C60) Nux Organization NUX-21 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
NUX-D 1 Null* Sonicfuck U.S.A.(CD) Nux Organization NUX-D 1 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
NUX-22 Null* & Scott Ayers Null* & Scott Ayers - Kaleidoscope Experience(Cass, Album) Nux Organization NUX-22 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CHCD-06 K.K. Null & Jim O'Rourke K.K. Null & Jim O'Rourke - New Kind Of Water(CD) Charnel Music CHCD-06 US 1992 Sell This Version
NUX-D8 Null* Absolute Heaven(CD, Album) Nux Organization NUX-D8 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
STC 43CD Kazuyuki K. Null* / James Plotkin Kazuyuki K. Null* / James Plotkin - Aurora (Album) Sentrax STC 43CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
DPROMDLP29, FDDLP49 Null* Ultimate Material II(2xLP) Dirter Promotions, Fourth Dimension Records DPROMDLP29, FDDLP49 UK 1995 Sell This Version
mancd02 Null* Ultimate Material III(CD) Manifold Records mancd02 US 1995 Sell This Version
HOLE 017 K K Null* Invisible Disaster(CD, Album) Black Hole Records HOLE 017 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
NUX-D13 Kazuyuki K.Null* With Fred Frith, Guy Lohnes, Ichiro Agata*, Jim O'Rourke Kazuyuki K.Null* With Fred Frith, Guy Lohnes, Ichiro Agata*, Jim O'Rourke - Guitar Organism(CD, Album) Nux Organization NUX-D13 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
MANCD13 Null* Terminal Beach(CD, Album) Manifold Records MANCD13 US 1996 Sell This Version
VC-137 K.K. Null Extasy Of Zero-G Sex(CD, Album) Vinyl Communications VC-137 US 1998 Sell This Version
MANCD25 Null* Inorganic Orgasm(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Manifold Records MANCD25 US 1998 Sell This Version
VC-146 K.K. Null / Disc K.K. Null / Disc - Nullsonic(CD, Album) Vinyl Communications VC-146 US 1998 Sell This Version
met001 Kazuyuki K Null* / Damian Catera / Seafoam (2) / Drekka / Goat Kazuyuki K Null* / Damian Catera / Seafoam (2) / Drekka / Goat - An Evening With(CDr, Ltd) Met met001 US 1999 Sell This Version
VC-164 Null* 0.0004(CD, Album) Vinyl Communications VC-164 US 1999 Sell This Version
stcd 039 Null* GeV(CD, Album) Staalplaat stcd 039 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version