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about Jimanica

Born in Tokyo in 1975, he started playing drums at 15 years old. After graduating from the Faculty of Visual Arts at Musashino Arts University, he made the move to New York in 1998 to begin a career as a freelance drummer.
The year 2000 brought him back to Tokyo, where he soon formed the band ‘moai’ amongst a series of activities as a session player on numerous recordings and live performances.
In 2005, he unveiled his electronic/noise-based solo project ‘Jimanica’, releasing his first drum solo album ‘Entomophonic’ from the vanguard ‘mao’ label. after releasing that album, he started his career as a solo live performance artist.
In 2006, he formed “d.v.d” with Itoken and Takashi Yamaguchi. They started to spread that activities in all over the world ….participating “Transmediale 08” in Berlin, touring Europe, Korea, Australia and so on. They got a prize “Honorary mentioned” in Ars Electronica 08.
In 2007, He met an electronica artist “Ametsub”, and they formed a duo unit “Jimanica : Ametsub”. They released a first mini album “Surge”.
In 2010, his second album “Pd” was released, and the year 2012, new album "Torso" has released. In meantime he formed his own band and plays shows in not only in Tokyo but also overseas.

Related project and artists;d.v.d, DE DE MOUSE, World’s end Girlfriend, Shuta Hasunuma, Miki Furukawa, Etsuko Yakushimaru, Shibusashirazu, etc….


released August 24, 2012



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