Hair Stylistics & Carre - Slave to the Nihil-Rhythm (Live SuperDeluxe, Tokyo)


Online-only album from a website that doesn't exist any longer.  Live collaboration by genuine weirdo Masaya Nakahara (of whom Badgerstump and I are big fans) and industrial duo Carre from 2011. 

Hair Stylistics & Carre - Slave to the Nihil-Rhythm  (Live SuperDeluxe, Tokyo)


Concerned 8 January 2021 at 12:15  

I seem to recall the discogs page saying this had multiple tracks instead of one long track.....also, might just be a glitch on my end, but it sounds kinda really quiet?

Anonymous,  8 January 2021 at 14:03  


Mrs. Inside 8 January 2021 at 14:41  

it's multiple tracks run together into one. i couldn't be bothered to separate them, but one day I might.

badgerstump 8 January 2021 at 17:57  

I really don't know why I allowed the first comment to annoy me but it did ... so here we go:

1. It's a live recording so why would it be split? Which leads me onto:

2. Discogs is frequently wrong which is unremarkable given where the information is generated from

3. It's Masaya Nakahara so why would information on the non-existent cover reflect what is audible? The front of the non-existent cover is also a self-portrait just so we are clear.

4. It sounds kinda really quiet? I've run it through some production software and the file will take a 3.3db increase. If I was prepared to remove a few key spikes, I could get some more amplification. If I was going to go to clipping hell, i could brickwall it. Feel free to do it for yourself if that is what rings your bell! Which leads me to my next point:

5. "Online-only album from a website that doesn't exist any longer." Kinda really quiet is the quality of the recording and/or way it's presented. Maybe you should raise your concerns with them?

6. Mrs Inside regularly holds out on me. She thinks it makes the relationship more interesting. Even I had never heard this before and had a couple of days seeing it in draft and could have grabbed it then ... I waited until it dropped to download it because I was really excited to hear more of his work that I had accepted I stood no chance of hearing. I was half way though my first listen of the 45 minute recording an hour after the post and some fucker is Concerned? Do me a fucking favour! Which leads me to my next point:

7. Thanks for posting it Mrs Inside!

8. As a central precept here, if you are anyway unhappy what is posted on this blog please retain your receipt and we guarantee an immediate refund on request.

9. Fuck Trump!

badgerstump 8 January 2021 at 21:52  

mate ... thanks for seeing straight through me ... can i borrow the mirror that talks back to you? that's literally the only thing missing in my life!

badgerstump 8 January 2021 at 22:05  

Wow, you're an asshole. All I said was it sounds quiet, what the fuck stick crawled up your ass

Plague 8 January 2021 at 22:56  

On another note: thanks for this delight I never knew existed.

Anonymous,  9 January 2021 at 03:07  

what a trip! thanks for the mindwarp

Mrs. Inside 9 January 2021 at 11:24  

The volume sounds okay to me. I suppose this was how it was intended? But I also tried boosting the levels by 3db and that sounds okay too.

About separating the tracks... I don't know why Discogs lists the tracks separately. My guess is that Nakahara-san likes to be confusing just to amuse himself. Maybe there are multiple tracks with different titles, but they're all run together intentionally. Listening back, I can't find pauses long enough to edit each track out. If you'd like to give it a try, go right ahead and we'll post a new fan-edit version here! Or, try editing the Discogs entry to reflect that it's all one long track.

Anonymous,  10 January 2021 at 07:30  

You can still purchase the release here (lossless):

As you can see, the tracks are indeed split. The only issue with the Discogs submission is they (the submitter) didn't use unit name Hair Care.

Anonymous,  12 January 2021 at 18:39  

up with grace jones

Anonymous,  13 February 2021 at 01:13  

Geez, amazing how ungrateful some people can be. In any case, thank you for your contribution to my futile quest of hearing everything Masaya Nakahara has ever done!