Government Alpha

Government Alpha

Real Name:
吉田恭淑 (Yoshida Yasutoshi)
Yasutoshi Yoshida a.k.a Government Alpha is one of the hottest and harshest of the young Japanese artists looking to fill the shoes of the old-timers like Hijokaidan, Merzbow, Incapacitants, Masonna and so on. Government Alpha stands out above the heap of noise coming out of Japan. His label Xerxes has released countless cassettes and CD-rs from
artsists like Facialmess, Napalmed, Skin Crime, OVMN, Knurl, S.Isabella, Lasse Marhaug, T.A.D.M., Astro, Kapotte Muziek and many more.

"Apart from a few seconds of light relief at the beginning of Cryptic Cave, it’s a non-stop 57 minute barrage of EXTREMELY LOUD noise. Even at normal listening volume, Pale Eyed Lemming sounds like a jackhammer trying in vain to punch its way through a ten-foot thick iron plate, right there in your living room... I can think of no remotely socially acceptable situation where you’d actually want to play this to anyone else, and trying to listen to it on headphones at any reasonable volume level is frankly dangerous. Next to this, Throbbing Gristle is as easy as
Mozart." -- Paris Transantlantic

"Extremely harsh noise that changes enormously from track to track, and also changes within each track, into several different experiences. Reminiscent of a combination of Merzbow, with his rumbling, crushing noises that cycle, and KK Nulls penchant for high pitched, piercing scree via guitar. A satisfying, punishing listen, quality extreme noise for those who know the difference and need the real stuff. Government Alpha delivers, and this is some of the best." -- Manifold Records

Government Alpha Discography


ES-01 Government Alpha Doze(Cass) Xerxes ES-01 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
ES-02 Government Alpha Funeral Procession(Cass) Xerxes ES-02 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
ESCD:0003, MSNP MAC/GOV Macronympha / Government Alpha Macronympha / Government Alpha - Obliteration Xerxes, Mother Savage Noise Productions ESCD:0003, MSNP MAC/GOV Japan 1996 Sell This Version
ES-05 Government Alpha Erratic Xerxes ES-05 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
ES-06 Two Assistant Deputy Ministers / Government Alpha Two Assistant Deputy Ministers / Government Alpha - Advisability Study(Cass, Ltd, C42) Xerxes ES-06 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
LTZ035 Government Alpha The Garden Of Eternity(Cass, Ltd, Num) Less Than Zero LTZ035 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
none Government Alpha The Maternity Music(Cass, C64) Mother Savage Noise Productions none US 1997 Sell This Version
ES-08 Lasse Marhaug / Government Alpha Lasse Marhaug / Government Alpha - Headache Chocolate(Cass, C60) Xerxes ES-08 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ES96:71 Government Alpha Featuring Astro Government Alpha Featuring Astro - Ephemeral Warmth(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Xerxes ES96:71 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
ES-18 Skin Crime / Government Alpha Skin Crime / Government Alpha - Unnatural Disasters(Cass, C40) Xerxes ES-18 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
ES-22 Government Alpha Snakes And Ladders(Cass, C46) Xerxes ES-22 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
UNCUT-06, none Government Alpha / Mo.Te* Government Alpha / Mo.Te* - Needle Freak(2xCass, Ltd, Num, C30) Uncut, Xerxes UNCUT-06, none Japan 1998 Sell This Version
ER-008 Government Alpha Bloody Slumber Party(Cass, Ltd, Num, C46) Extraction Records ER-008 US 1998 Sell This Version
L!015 Government Alpha Pulse(Cass, Ltd) Loud! L!015 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Mouth 1 Government Alpha Breaked Live Wires(CDr, Album, Ltd) The Mouth Label Mouth 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ESDC96:93 Bastard Noise / Government Alpha Bastard Noise / Government Alpha - The Relic(CDr, Album, Ltd) Xerxes ESDC96:93 US 1999 Sell This Version
SPITE51 Government Alpha Q(Cass, Ltd, C46) Spite (2) SPITE51 US 1999 Sell This Version
OPCT-06 Government Alpha Sehitu Na Toiki(Cass) Optics OPCT-06 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
ERD-014 Moz / Government Alpha Moz / Government Alpha - Split(CDr, Ltd, Num) Verbrannte Erde ERD-014 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
HARBINGER 015 Government Alpha Drowsey Eclipse(Lathe, LP, Ltd, Num) Harbinger Sound HARBINGER 015 UK 1999 Sell This Version
UT-06, UT-07 Government Alpha / Guilty Connector Government Alpha / Guilty Connector - Henro Ishi(Cass, C48) Utsu Tapes, Utsu Tapes UT-06, UT-07 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
SOI 023 Comforter inc* / Government Alpha Comforter inc* / Government Alpha - Split(Cass, Ltd, C60) Spirals Of Involution SOI 023 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
GF004, 004 Government Alpha Sporadic Spectra(CD, Album) Ground Fault Recordings, Ground Fault Recordings GF004, 004 US 1999 Sell This Version
SEGER 1 Government Alpha Alphaville(LP, Ltd, Num, Blu) Segerhuva SEGER 1 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
FIEND CD 019 Expose Your Eyes / Government Alpha Expose Your Eyes / Government Alpha - Cardboard Cutouts (Album) Fiend Recordings FIEND CD 019 UK 2000 Sell This Version