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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 the musical emphasis shifted from noise, power electronics and dark electro to rhythm'n'noise and experimental electronica. in 2007 the dnb-artist trait became a part of the live-team.

2009 nin kuji played a set at the holy maschinenfest in germany and one year later he joined the ant-zen family with the longplayer "sayonara".

nin kuji 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.

(parts of this information were written by c. p•a•l. thank you!)
(photo by adamantos)



some of the following names may seem a little bit strange to you, but these have been (some of) the artists who inspired and influenced me. it´s not all about sound but also about emotions!

velvet acid christ, haus arafna, sopor aeternus, orphx, the doors, johnny cash.

in my oppinion my style of beats and soundscapes once had these influences:  juno reactor, mono no aware, sona eact, converter, celluloid mata, imminent, esplendor geometrico and so on. well, yes... the old rhythm n noise heroes...

the very best longplayer i ever heard is "todeswunsch" from sopor aeternus. now you know it…



my gear: yamaha rm1x, yamaha rs7000, roland sp-606 (used before: yamaha su10), m-audio oxygen 8 v2, akai mpk49, mackie 1402-vlz pro (used before: phonic mm122), korg mkp, alesis smashup, electroharmonix big muff, studioprojects b-1, beyerdynamic dt 770 pro, yamaha hs 50, digidesign mbox 2.

my favourite sound machine was my first one: the yamaha rm1x. you can hear it in a lot of nin kuji songs and especially in the live-recordings.

i used the yamaha grooveboxes for livegigs until 2009. now they´re "old ladys" (and weighty) and there was no other way than to replace them. so the sequencing comes from a mbp now (hope this will change again one day). but nin kuji is not a playback-artist. so don´t expect a livegig identical to an album!