While You Were Out cover

While You Were Out


On While You Were Out, Kazumoto Endo embraces the potential poetry of cut-up and juxtaposition, while allowing plenty of space for humour. Endo came to wider attention in the mid-nineties, with his Killer Bug project, releasing a handful of cassettes and singles; While You Were Out was his first album under his own name, and it’s a major statement. The real power of While You Were Out is its precision, with Endo aiming for decisive cut-offs, sudden shifts in direction, and surrealist framings: he repeatedly undercuts ‘pure noise’ with samples from pop and dance music, rendering the album uncomfortably odd.

Jon Dale

August 1974 cover

August 1974

Taj Mahal Travellers
Low Fi cover

Low Fi

Ghosts On Water cover

Ghosts On Water

Ghosts on Water, Andrew Chalk, Naoko Suzuki, Daisuke Suzuki
Die Abschaffung Der Arten cover

Die Abschaffung Der Arten

Mouse on Mars, Dietmar Dath
Tone Float cover

Tone Float