NANJO ASAHITO





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Has been active in the Tokyo underground music scene since the late seventies.
Since his debut he has actively pursued all forms of music.
In addition to forming many different groups and units,
he also participates in less formal collaborations and jams with many musicians.
Although he is most well-known for his involvement with psychedelic rock groups,
he has also participated in (or formed) various improvised,
avant-garde and experimental unit.

Below are the main groups with which he has been involved between 1976 and 2007 (at present)



KANGANZENNJI BAND 1976-1978
IDEA 1977-1980
RED 1981-1983
SIGHING P ORCHESTRA 1981-1982
IMPROVISATION EXPRESSO 1981-1982
LAPIS & RED 1981-1982
DEAF & DUMB HOUSE 1981-1982
VIRUS FREAK 1981-1982
TAKO 1981-1982
DAMENA WATASHI 1981-1982
RED ALERT 1981-1982
CONFORMIST 1981-1982
ROTTING TELEPATHIES 1981-1982
SWEET INSPIRATIONS 1981-1982
KOUSOKUYA 1981-1982
PSYCHEDELIC SPEED FREAKS 1982-1984
HIGH RISE 1984-PRESENT
GASENETA 1984-1985
SHOKUBAIYA 1988-1989
NIJIUMU (WITH KEIJI HAINO)1988-1989
JOHARI 1990-1991
TEN NO OHKAMI (WITH KEIJI HAINO)1990-1991
OHKAMI NO BOHYO 1990-1991
OHKAMI NO JIKAN 1990-PRESENT
TOHO SARA 1992-PRESENT
GROUP MUSICA 1994-1999
MAUDITE NUIT 1994-1999
BIBLIOTHECA HERMETICA 1994-1995
MYSTERIOUS ADNI 1994-1995
SPLENDOR SOLIS 1994-1995
ENFU NO AWA 1994-1995
NON 1995-1996
LENINGRAD PSYCHEDELIC BLUES MACHINE 1995-1996
UP TIGHT 1995-1996
MUSICA TRANSONIC 1994-PRESENT
MIND BENDER 1995-1996
MAINLINER 1995-PRESENT
MERCI 1995-1996
SEVENTH SEAL 1995-1996
PSYCHEDELIC BACKGROUND 1996-1999
MINUS THREE YEARS OLD (WITH KEIJI HAINO) 1996-1997
INYO GOGYO 1997-1999
MANJI 1998-1999
MYSTIC SENSORIUM 1998-1999
ARCANUM 1998-1999
SPLENDOR MYSTIC SOLIS 1999-2000


Asahito nanjo is an unique artist in the japanese underground,
who pursues the deconstruction and reconstruction of music through a myriad of simultaneouly existing groups



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