Kazumichi Komatsu aka Madegg

1992年高知県南国市生まれ。京都市在住。音楽家、DJ、美術家。これまでにangoisse、BUS editions 、FLAU 、Manila Institute、psalmus diuersae、REST NOW!等のレーベルやパブリッシャーより複数の名義で多数の音源をリリース。Arca、Tim Hecker、Mark Fell、Julia Holter、Die Reihe、The Field、Clarkらの来日公演をサポート。土井樹、Takao、Cristel Bere、荒井優作からなるfujin korongに不定期参加。近年は、Koji Nakamura「Epitaph」のプロデュースや、イシャム・ベラダ「Présage」(横浜トリエンナーレ2020 エピソード00)、PUGMENT 「Spring 2020 Purple Plant」(東京都現代美術館)のサウンドを担当。

Born in Nankoku 1992, based in Kyoto, Kazumichi Komatsu has released numerous recordings under several labels and publishers, including angoisse, BUS editions, FLAU, Manila Institute, psalmus diuersae, and REST NOW!

Komatsu has performed live shows across Japan, sharing bills with the likes of Julia Holter, Die Reihe, The Field, Clark & Ryoji Ikeda. He has participated irregularly in fujin korong, a group consisting of Ki Doi, Takao, Cristel Bere and Yusaku Arai.

In recent years, Komatsu has produced Koji Nakamura’s ‘Epitaph’, Isham Belada’s ‘Présage’ (Yokohama Triennale 2020 Episode 00), & PUGMENT’s ‘Spring 2020 Purple Plant’ (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)

DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUM

Emboss Star (flau, 2020)

EP/SINGLE

Ck One (bus editions, 2019)
The Ambassador (rest now!, 2018)
Paladin Mode (manila institute, 2017)
Aggressively Unedited (angoisse, 2017)
Her Check (psalmus diuersae, 2016)

Madegg ALBUM

Tempera (flau, 2012)
Kiko (daytripper, 2013)
NEW (flau/raum, 2015)

Madegg EP

Players (bunkai-kei,2011)
Atul (vol.4, 2011)
Sea (daytripper, 2012)
Toe (on sunday, 2012)
Teach (flau, 2012)
Bluu Form (flau, 2012)
Cute Dream (daenn, 2013)
5 (no credit, 2014)
M/D/G (raum, 2015)

REMIX

Esme – The Butterscotch Sessions (popgroup, 2012)
mononomonooto – Wasurerareta Takotachi (polepo, 2012)
htrspltn – Siberian Romance (2012)
Cokiyu – Haku (flau, 2013)
Matthewdavid + Anenon – Toki (daytripper, 2013)
LASTorder – Bliss In The Loss (wonderlight, 2013)
mmm – Banuu (kiti, 2013)
Akira Kosemura – Niji No Kanata (schole, 2013)
Qrion – Sink (sense, 2014)
Uma – Room (perfect touch, 2014)
Quruli – Liberty & Gravity (victor entertainment, 2014)
Izumi Macra – P.S. (subenoana, 2015)

PRESS QUOTES

Music travels afar common dimensionsInverted Audio

Japanese electronic psychedelia as bright & strange as the hottest neon-blur in downtown Shibuya in a rainstorm – Bleep

kitchen-sink electronics – Pitchfork

Nathan Fake, James Blake, Four Tet and Fly-Lo here and there – but these aren’t direct influences, just signposts to a territory that belongs entirely to Madegg. Exquisite fine detail accumulates around beats which seem to emerge completely naturally from low-down sub-tones. – Mixmag

there’s little doubt that Kyoto producer Kazumichi Komatsu isn’t one of electronic music’s best and brightest rising stars – The405

Madegg is masterful in his use of space; his tendency towards minimalism hearkens back to the best work of Four Tet and Aphex Twin – LiveForTheFunk

Whilst we’re vibin’ to lots of this ambient-indebted lush dance-music-you-can’t-really-dance-to, here’s something that literally just hit my inbox from Japan… – Drowned In Sound

an extremely young beatmaker from Kyoto – PlaygroundMag

beautiful, ever-evolving musical ethos – Bigshot Mag

Madegg lives in his own world, one where wabi-sabi can be expressed as rickety 2-step. – Ad Hoc

Madegg‘s music may easily wash over people’s heads unnoticed. – The Pigeon Note

sun-kissed, bursting electronic beats have their origin from the hectic streets of Japan, Kyoto – No Fear Of Pop

Slithering synths twinkle as they travel ear to ear, grounded by the steady pulse of a deep four-on-the-floor kick. Ever-rising, the increasing sensation of elevation brought about by Japanese producer, madegg, is like a rush of blood to the head…madegg’s energy is deliberately simple yet emotionally rich – PORTALS

PRESS QUOTES

Music travels afar common dimensionsInverted Audio

Japanese electronic psychedelia as bright & strange as the hottest neon-blur in downtown Shibuya in a rainstorm – Bleep

kitchen-sink electronics – Pitchfork

Nathan Fake, James Blake, Four Tet and Fly-Lo here and there – but these aren’t direct influences, just signposts to a territory that belongs entirely to Madegg. Exquisite fine detail accumulates around beats which seem to emerge completely naturally from low-down sub-tones. – Mixmag

there’s little doubt that Kyoto producer Kazumichi Komatsu isn’t one of electronic music’s best and brightest rising stars – The405

Madegg is masterful in his use of space; his tendency towards minimalism hearkens back to the best work of Four Tet and Aphex Twin – LiveForTheFunk

Whilst we’re vibin’ to lots of this ambient-indebted lush dance-music-you-can’t-really-dance-to, here’s something that literally just hit my inbox from Japan… – Drowned In Sound

an extremely young beatmaker from Kyoto – PlaygroundMag

beautiful, ever-evolving musical ethos – Bigshot Mag

Madegg lives in his own world, one where wabi-sabi can be expressed as rickety 2-step. – Ad Hoc

Madegg‘s music may easily wash over people’s heads unnoticed. – The Pigeon Note

sun-kissed, bursting electronic beats have their origin from the hectic streets of Japan, Kyoto – No Fear Of Pop

Slithering synths twinkle as they travel ear to ear, grounded by the steady pulse of a deep four-on-the-floor kick. Ever-rising, the increasing sensation of elevation brought about by Japanese producer, madegg, is like a rush of blood to the head…madegg’s energy is deliberately simple yet emotionally rich – PORTALS

Kazumichi Komatsu aka Madegg

JAPAN

1992年高知県南国市生まれ。京都市在住。音楽家、DJ、美術家。これまでにangoisse、BUS editions 、FLAU 、Manila Institute、psalmus diuersae、REST NOW!等のレーベルやパブリッシャーより複数の名義で多数の音源をリリース。Arca、Tim Hecker、Mark Fell、Julia Holter、Die Reihe、The Field、Clarkらの来日公演をサポート。土井樹、Takao、Cristel Bere、荒井優作からなるfujin korongに不定期参加。近年は、Koji Nakamura「Epitaph」のプロデュースや、イシャム・ベラダ「Présage」(横浜トリエンナーレ2020 エピソード00)、PUGMENT 「Spring 2020 Purple Plant」(東京都現代美術館)のサウンドを担当。

Born in Nankoku 1992, based in Kyoto, Kazumichi Komatsu has released numerous recordings under several labels and publishers, including angoisse, BUS editions, FLAU, Manila Institute, psalmus diuersae, and REST NOW!

Komatsu has performed live shows across Japan, sharing bills with the likes of Julia Holter, Die Reihe, The Field, Clark & Ryoji Ikeda. He has participated irregularly in fujin korong, a group consisting of Ki Doi, Takao, Cristel Bere and Yusaku Arai.

In recent years, Komatsu has produced Koji Nakamura’s ‘Epitaph’, Isham Belada’s ‘Présage’ (Yokohama Triennale 2020 Episode 00), & PUGMENT’s ‘Spring 2020 Purple Plant’ (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)

NEWS

Aug 6th, 2021

Kazumichi Komatsu – Emboss Star on vinyl

http://flau.jp/releases/emboss-star/

Feb 26th, 2021

Kazumichi Komatsu: Mitaminlab

Dec 31st, 2020

Nice Review for Emboss Star by 美術手帖

Nov 28th, 2020

Kazumichi Komatsu Emboss Star review by Critical Popcorn

Nov 19th, 2020

Kazumichi Komatsu interview by TURN

http://turntokyo.com/features/kazumichi-komatsu-emboss-star-interview/