BIS KAIDAN’s first album has sold out in less than 3 weeks. What else could we say except « thank you very much » ? If you like pure noise and pure kawainess, this fine piece of wax might be right up your alley.
BISKAIDAN is a cross-generational coup de pop, uniting two acts from opposing ends of Japan’s musical spectrum. BIS (short for Brand-New Idol Society) are representatives of Japan’s “idol” scene, a culture of singer-dancer-celebs who define the country’s pop mainstream. HIJOKAIDAN is an infamous art-noise improv troupe dating back to the late ’70s, famous for stage antics both familiar (squalls of feedback, guitar throwing) and less familiar (pissing onstage and rolling around in the puddles). Together, they’re an avant-pop supergroup seemingly brought together by the same forces that govern matter and anti-matter.