Insect Apocalypse

by Dave Phillips & Hiroshi Hasegawa


an event at tokyo's antiknock venue, that featured incapacitants, masonna, c.c.c.c. and schimpfluch gruppe in 1997, is when hiroshi's and dave's history began. geographical distance allowed for few connections over time but when they happened, they were always profound. in 2012 the swiss luff festival initiated a japanese edition of their festival, and it asked for swiss-japanese collaborations. naturally, hiroshi and dave re-connected, first at a studio in koenji, then collaborating live at the luff event in tokyo. the resulting recordings were analyzed and processed and enhanced with additional material - the result is "insect apocalypse".

recorded at afterbeat studio, tokyo, 26 april 2012 and at 'luff japan' festival at superdeluxe, tokyo, 29 april 2012.
additional material recorded by hiroshi hasegawa in tokyo, july 2013.
additional material recorded by dave phillips in jungles of vietnam, ecuador, thailand and indonesia between 2001 and 2011.
edited by dave phillips in zürich, december 2013 - february 2014.


released April 13, 2015

hiroshi hasegawa - machines
dave phillips - field recordings

mastered by riccardo mazza

artwork by shizuo uchida based on photos by dave phillips (insects) and hiroshi hasegawa (machines)



Dave Phillips Zurich, Switzerland

dp re/searches & ponders existences & behaviourisms and the greater connectivity. sound as a language, a conscience, a tool of metaphysics, opposing the restriction and reduction of life, activating primordial shared emotions. ritual protest music, sonic activism, therapeutical, cathartic & liberating sound communications. ringing in the era of humanimal. most dimensions are yet to be explored. ... more


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