News: Disbanded BiS Kaidan to release second album; special box setBiS Kaidan, the unique noise pop supergroup made up of harsh noise legends Hijokaidan and don’t-give-a-fuck pop idols BiS (Brand-new idol Society, who are set to disband on the 8th of July), has defied all expectations for the thousandth time …
BiS Kaidan, the unique noise pop supergroup made up of harsh noise legends Hijokaidan and don’t-give-a-fuck pop idols BiS (Brand-new idol Society, who are set to disband on the 8th of July), has defied all expectations for the thousandth time by releasing a posthumous album. The band split up on the 6th of May following their most chaotic concert in their career and won’t officially be reuniting, but this latest release should be just the thing to soothe distressed fans while cleaning out their wallets for good measure.
The self-titled album (a strange decision, since their first LP was also self-titled) will be released in two editions: a CD and DVD set, and a limited-run ten-disc collector’s box set which is priced at 30,000 yen. Both sets include full footage of the group’s final concert, which, in true Japanoise style, features the hurling of entrails, pigs’ heads, tampons, and so-called “mysterious fluid” into the crowd as the BiS members attack the unsuspecting audience with tasers. Utter chaos.
Check out their video for “Suki Suki Daisuki” (I Like You, I Like You, I Really Like You), a cover of Togawa Jun’s 1987 weirdo-pop anthem, lovingly reworked with blaring feedback and ear-splitting screams.
The contents of the album’s regular edition are as follows:
CD: 2nd album “BiS Kaidan”
- ・FiNAL DANCE
The order of the album tracks has yet to be decided.
DVD: Last gig footage
- GET YOU
- ODD FUTURE
- Usagi Planet
- Suki Suki Daisuki
- Dendenpassion (Dempagumi.inc cover)
And yes, you’re reading that correctly – BiS Kaidan really did perform “nerve” thirteen times at their final concert.
Below are the contents of the box set, which is limited to 1000 copies:
DVD: BiS Kaidan (Disc 1)
- ・18/11/2012 Jika Hatsuden Vol.00 at Yotsuya Outbreak! (The first collaboration of BiS and Hijokaidan)
- ・7/8/2013 BiS Kaidan at WWW FIRST GIG
- ・28/9/2013 BiS Kaidan at Nanba Bears
DVD: BiS Kaidan (Disc 2)
- ・27/10/2013 Borofesta 2013 at Kyoto KBS Hall
- ・29/3/2014 BiS Kaidan at Himeji Taiyou Park Tiananmen Square
DVD: BiS Kaidan (Disc 3)
- ・6/5/2014 BiS Kaidan at WWW LAST GIG
DVD: BiS Kaidan collaborations (Disc 4)
- ・14/9/2013 Dengeki BiS Kaidan – Aomori Rock Festival ’13 Natsu no Mamono at Yogoshiyama Ski Resort (Collaboration between BiS Kaidan and Dengeki Network, also known as the Tokyo Shock Boys)
- ・ Soul Flower BiS Kaidan – Borofesta 2013 at Kyoto KBS Hall (Collaboration between BiS Kaidan and Soul Flower Union)
- ・18/1/2014 Genbaku BiS Kaidan – Otoshidama Gig 2014 at Nagoya Club Quatro (Collaboration between BiS Kaidan and the Genbaku Onanies)
- ・22/3/2014 Soul Flower BiS Kaidan – Potluck Music Festival 2014 at Tsutaya O-West
- ・22/4/2014 Jazz BiS Kaidan at Shinjuku Pit Inn (Collaboration between BiS members Hirano Nozomi and First Summer Uika and Jazz Hijokaidan. Improvised free jazz noise.)
Blu-Ray: Live (Discs 1 + 2)
- The contents of the above DVDs, collected as two Blu-Ray discs.
CD: 2nd album “BiS Kaidan” (Disc 1)
- Tracklist is the same as the regular edition.
CD: 1st album “BiS Kaidan (LP ver.)” (Disc 2)
- Suki Suki Daisuki
- eat it
- Hide out cut
The vinyl LP of BiS Kaidan’s first album with a mix that featured 40% harsher noise than the CD recording, here released as a CD for the first time.
CD: Best Live Selection (Disc 3)
- The best live recordings of BiS Kaidan, as selected by Hijokaidan leader JOJO Hiroshige. Tracklist yet to be announced.
CD: TBA (Disc 4)
Last official T-shirt
- Size: medium
- A scrap of the actual BiS Kaidan sailor suit costumes as worn by a BiS member.
This excessively large collection all comes packaged in a “luxurious” box designed by graphic designer and collage artist Kawamura Kousuke, who is famous for his dark and surreal style.
As one of the most groundbreaking acts in the history of both pop music and noise, this release documents BiS Kaidan’s history from conception to disbandment, and shouldn’t be missed by (rich) collectors.
BiS Kaidan will be released on the 3rd of September through Avex Trax.
BiS Kaidan official website: http://avex.jp/biskaidan
BiS official website: http://brandnewidolsociety.org
JOJO Hiroshige official website: http://kt.rim.or.jp/~jojo_h/ar/p_top/