the legacy of nin kuji

why cryogenic sleep since 2013?

Since i released the sayonara-longplayer in 2010, followed by a few live-gigs, several reasons led to my decision to freeze the public presence of Nin Kuji in 2013. On one hand more and more physical and mental problems came up. Finally getting panic attacks even kept me away from live-gigs, festivals, parties and pushed me back into my non-social „comfort zone“.

On the other hand the doupt overwhelmed me – i set a benchmark i could never reach again. So the joy of making music was replaced by frustration and destructive moods. Couldn´t stand that anymore. Thats all. 1st world problem.

Im not able anymore to produce an album of the high quality, which is needed for a release on labels like ant-zen (praise em!). That was way to big for a trash-homerecorder like me. So, back to my weight-class …

Still not open for communication, so Nin Kuji is a one way line.
To all the souls who spent good time with releases or live-gigs of Nin Kuji,
to all the people who supported me in any way during that years:

Thank you so much. You gave me the best years of my life.
Forgive me for disappointing so many of you!

Once i was that
Nin Kuji

PS: Stay tuned on bandcamp for free downloads now and then …



monstrictor [ep 2014] | free download

listen to it and download for free: bandcamp




death of a culture [2-disc album 2013] | free download


legendary vs-power at its best.
old school rhythm n noise sound
by the unholy collaboration of trait, ++99 and nin kuji.
download includes artwork for a 2-disc case.

a legacy of the old vs-party mood,
a tribute to the gone "le petit machiniste sound".

get it here: bandcamp




live at maschinenfest 2012

the complete live-gig on youtube:
Nin Kuji live at Maschinenfest 2012 (YouTube)


bandcamp | free stuff in better quality

dear friends,

some of you know i'm not the best friend of the so called social (marketing) media. thats bad for seeding my stuff, yes... bad for getting all the fresh or boring news from the people out there... but these social media conversations make me sick, steal my lifetime. sorry to the world... nin kuji releases always have been some kind of anti social media. hope you understand that. remember the roots and the meaning of industrial when monte cazazza (yeah!) and the industrial records crew started that way of anti-art more than 30 years ago: we are an ugly mirror for the ugly aspects of mankind.

okay, once again i joined some kind of a bandcommunity now: bandcamp. they offer high-res downloads, so this is a great way to share some free nin kuji songs.

free download-releases are available here:

the official label-releases are available here:

i hope you´ll enjoy all the fine stuff from that label – great people, great music!
meanwhile i´ll hide at castle kuji…


shàngtian [single 2011] | free download

this is ant-zen dig024
download for free at / | bandcamp


three free tracks for those who like the "sayonara", for those who like the live-sound of nin kuji and for those who need an appetizer... including a new jamsession-version of "tribal nights", a song from 2001. get it, die-hard kuji-nerds!

just a little present from ant-zen and nin kuji…
spread it, post it, seed it, send it to your friends and enemies!

"recorded directly onto harddisc without any post-production, these three tracks show the power of nin kujis energetic live performances. a crossover between technoid ambient-industrial and heavily distorted electro noise with a tribal approach - an ingenious combination of multiple layers, hypnotic patterns and sophisticated beats. this mp3 single is intended as a free gift for all present and prospective fans of this project. do not miss!" (by p•a•l)

artwork-photos by



blue spiral [single 2010] | free download

available here: bandcamp



sayonara | album available at ant-zen

dear friends,

the nin kuji longplayer "sayonara" is available at ant-zen.

there are two available versions of the album:
>> the digital release (itunes//emusic)
stand alone songs available as single tracks or full album

>> the compact disc release (ant-zen//lpm)
longplayer with gapless ambient sequences between the songs

i recommend the cd-release!

also available: the nin kuji logo-shirt at

read the official info by ant-zen here:

the one man project nin kuji was started at the end of 2001, founded to establish a striking and powerful instrument for emotional transfer via the medium of sound. after various demo cd-rs and tapes, the project gained the attention of djs in the u.s., japan and germany with the self-released album 'no way out' in 2004. since 2005 nin kuji started co-operating with german d.i.y. label le petit machiniste where the ep 'medicine man' was released. and since then his' musical emphasis shifted from noise, power electronics and dark electro to rhythm'n'noise and experimental electronica. he considers his project as an act that prefers an approach of honest interpretation of feelings in place of technical skills. making music means keeping grounded and giving retreat, hence there is no segregation between the private person and the artist.

'sayonara' clearly demonstrates nin kuji's knowledge in how to control the buttons of heavy pounding machinery. a crossover between technoid aphex twin-based ambient-industrial, heavily distorted electro noise and the tribal approach displayed by the likes of muslimgauze and this morn' omina. the well thought out tracklist order is held together by gapless, more quiet sequences and was intended to generate a continuous flow between the rhythmic parts which operate in ultra-repetitive spheres based on mid-tempo rhythm textures and heavy subtle bass-drones. tracks like 'daichi no musuko', 'tamashii' and 'theatre [stages]' should be considered as essential for topical industrial dancefloors. an ingenious combination of multiple layers, hypnotic patterns and sophisticated beats.

nearly eight years were needful for this release to mature. based on concepts going back to 2002 combined with notions from various live appearances, this album marks an essence of what nin kuji stands for from the beginning until now - a chapter's end, maybe even a conclusion before breaking new ground. an album of ageless, self supported personality - sayonara, medicine man!

read an interview with bodystyler-electrozine here.


vision quest [ep 2009] | free download

this ep is a continuance (or a prequel) of the medicine man ep.
just dark ambient with way too many beats, rercorded 2006/2007.

free download here: vision quest | bandcamp




rusty blades 777 [ep 2007] | free download

blood poisoning and rumbling soundscapes available here:

rusty blades 777 | bandcamp




italian job & tetris tribute [single 2006] | free single

Following the concept of T.Mar.lyn Nin Kuji created a harsh tribute to the Tetris-melody, known from first Game Boy. In a jamsession this idea was combined with vocals of T.Mar.lyn and distorted beats from Nin Kuji.

download here: the italian job | bandcamp




darcore [single 2006] | free single

Nin Kuji created some casual clubbeats to support a song-idea of XTinAS.
Miles away from the individual sound of Nin Kuji – but a new experience.

get it here: darcore | bandcamp



the extasex hoax [album 2006] | digital edition

the minimal rhythm n noise d.i.y. cd was sold over 200 times from hand to hand in clubs.
now available as download edition for just a few bugs.

get it here:
the extasex hoax | bandcamp




7Y [ep 2005] | free download

just me and my rm1x: 7Y | bandcamp



seven acts of horror [ep 2004] | free download

our collected soundscapes from hell:
seven acts of horror | bandcamp




seven acts of horror | promo edt. [ep 2004]

download the seven "sliced" acts of horror here for free:
seven acts of horror | promo edt.





your license to kill | [single 2004]

funny stuff – free download:
your license to kill | bandcamp


between | dj promotion disc [ep 2003]

just a giveaway cd for djs and friends.
a teaser for the upcoming longplayer "no way out".

free download here:
between | bandcamp



anwm/twhy | digital edition [ep 2002]

first release of "a night with michael" and
the legendary "they will hate you".

the first kuji-disc finding its way into clubs.
twhy was a blast on the dancefloor and people started to ask for the artist.

free download:
anwm/twhy | bandcamp


hypocritical | digital edition [album 2002] | free download

the autoaggressive lofi-riot is available here:
hypocritical | bandcamp



dtpe [album 2002] | free download

second full lenght demo-session cd.
recordings from 2001, released as a free give-away in january 2002,
side by side with the :stimmen in u-haft: demo-session.

free download-version with artwork:
dtpe | bandcamp





:stimmen in u-haft: [album 2002] | free download

first full lenght demo-session cd.
recordings from 2001, released as a free give-away in january 2002,
side by side with the dtpe demo-session.

a brute and naive fusion of simple beats with noiseloops generated from distorted voices.
due to the fact i owned nothing else to "make sound" …
no sequencing, no grid – all recorded loops just glued together after another.

free download: stimmen in u-haft | bandcamp



tribal noise [single 2001] | free download

teaser-single for the following longplayer :stimmen in u-haft:

download: tribal noise | bandcamp


der totale krieg [ep 2001] | free download

really rough collaboration-tape. hard to hear.

free download: der totale krieg | bandcamp





Death of a culture
rough sessions from
trait & ++99 & nin kuji
incl. artwork download

Nin Kuji at Bandcamp
free downloads!
the legacy of nin kuji
at bandcamp

Nin Kuji at Ant-Zen
nin kuji - sayonara (act.250) longplayer
available at ant-zen