"Hair Stylistics (a.k.a. Violent Onsen Geisha, Masaya NAKAHARA) Profile: Born in 1970 at Tokyo, Nakahara started making music with MTR and sampler around 88, He released his first split LP from the U.S. independent label RRRecords as Violent Onsen Geisha in 90. He released unique records such as OTIS" and "QUE SERA SERA (THINGS GO FROM BAD TO WORSE)" in mid 90s. Nakahara changed his artist name from "Violent Onsen Geisha" to "Hair Stylistics" in 97. The long-awaited latest album "custom cook confused death" was released in 04. Along with musical activities, he is known as a film critic and a book "Lost Memories of Cinema" cowritten with a novelist Kazushige ABE is just out. He also started writing novels in 94 with "Mari and Fifis Massacre Song Book?. "Bouquets of Flowers Everywhere" got Mishima Yukio Prize in 01. He was nominated for the Akutagawa Award in 06. He is attracting much attention as a novelist recently." "Hair Stylistics (a.k.a. Violent Onsen Geisha, Masaya NAKAHARA) long-awaited new album! Including 2 CDs with a poster by Masaya NAKAHARA, limited only 1,000 editions! The disc I "AM 5:00" is a live recording for 74 minutes which started in his apartment at 5:00 AM as the title says. The disc 2 consists of 3 commissioned works and 15 new tracks reconstructed from many recordings at various places in recent years. Both CDs are multi-track recording with analog tape machines without using any digital recording/mixing technique. "This is my small resistance to all that are made by copy-and-paste of digital data." (Nakahara) This inconvenience (= blood, sweat & tears) makes the sound vast and microscopic. The double CDs are packaged in a special 7" paper cover with a sticker and a gate-folded poster made by Nakahara." - boid.