Wataru Abe

Wataru Abe

Kaico / Electric Pressure / Several Reasons

Born in Tokyo, Japan. He started playing with Piano from his early age. After beginning composition in the age of 19, he decided to study abroad in Berklee college of Music in Boston. In addition to the comprehensive music knowledge and theory, which varies from Classical music to Jazz and various modern music, he devoted himself into audio programming languages, such as Max/MSP, Csound, etc.

As a solo artist, he focuses on generating sounds from mathmatic algorithms such as life automata, strange attractors, and modifying them to physically perceivable beat. He announces his first solo album “Phenomena” (Kaico) in 2013. By its uniqueness of high frequency noise and heavy beats, his floor-oriented glitchy techno stlye met with a favorable reception and the album has got international media praises.

since 2016, he has begun a live improvisational techno project called “Distra”, which focuses on generating the industrial/hard/acid atmosphere by Max/MSP.

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Kaico / Electric Pressure / Several Reasons



 2005年同校を卒業、帰国後は楽曲提供、CM音楽制作等幅広く活動。2006年、アンビエントポップなmurr*murr名義にて「Daydream」(Fenomeno.Inc)を、2008年には、フォーキー&トラッドなRuibyat名義にて「Theme of Love」(Turquoise)をリリース。2013年11月に邂逅(Kaico/Japan)よりリリースされた初のソロアルバム「Phenomena」では、それまで嗜好していたリリカルな旋律やAtmosphericな空気感といったリズム以外の音楽要素を排除し、元々の音楽衝動の原点であるノイズ・グリッチ・ビートのみによる、硬質かつ高揚感あふれる世界観を作り出している。