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Risa Taniguchi delivers her third release for Kneaded Pains


Tokyo techno star Risa Taniguchi delivers her third release for Dense & Pika’s Kneaded Pains label with the bustling ‘Insomnia’ EP.

Risa Taniguchi is arriving at the forefront of the dark techno wave that has washed over the underground in recent years. The Tokyo born – and based – artist has spent the last four years cultivating a lo-fi sound of distorted textures, fizzing synths and a quietly burning energy, which consumes all who hear it.

Preferring to play sets which are “late night, for the weirdos”, Risa has a knack for getting crowds in a nocturnal trance, before delivering shocks and surprises with a curious motif or unpredictable element. For those who like to cut loose in a dark environment, she is the perfect selector.

The classically trained and skilled musician has always drawn inspiration from the underground scene of her home city, and playing clubs such as Vent, Contact and Womb. Releases for labels like CLR, Octopus Recordings, Cin Cin and Odd Recordings have helped her build up an international reputation.

A trio of pumping and rolling techno jams are offered up on the ‘Insomnia’ EP, each one peppered with animated riffs, frenzied percussion and raw energy.

We premiere ‘Nobody’s Civil’ on NUDE Techno, check it out here and grab it on Bandcamp!

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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