We at Kenji Run would love to play some gigs in Europe (namely France and Germany). But we don’t know any promoters, more specifically we don’t know ones that would LOVE to put on 80’s styled live electronic electro.
Even if you don’t promote you may know a local gig venue or promoter…
This is the EP cover for WISH OF LOVERS (out on the 8th of May). It was designed by my wonderful friend Robin North!
The simply stunning photograph was taken by Evan Blaser (a lovely chap) who takes amazing photos of all sorts of things, and you should check him out HERE!
You can now request tracks from me Royalty free, just one off payment (which can be discussed) and use them in your audio libraries.
I will be in the following days uploading the tracks to a thread for a listen but if you are interested in commissioning some original electronic/classical based tracks from a composer who is both original and awesome then please e-mail:
I will be performing (not as Kenji Run) but as part of my friend B-Types act at the Anime Convention in London on the 13th of February.
Please try and come along for the whole day and see all the wonderful things there are meant to be there and then see me and B on stage.
We are currently working on a nice mix of music between our styles to perform.
For more info: http://www.londonanimecon.com/
I’m proper excited about this gig as I have never been to an Anime Con before.
Recently I have produced some tracks that have been made within a 4 to 5 hour period.
These are said tracks:
As a further update I am in the final stages of recording Kenji Runs first E.P and will be having it sent off for mastering by the great Coloureds boys. A photo shoot is set for the following weeks and the artwork is reaching its final stages. So the hard slog of writing and recording is nearing a highly fruitful end.
As I haven’t updated my work for a while here’s what I’m currently up to.
I have started my recording of my first EP under the name KENJI RUN.
Here’s my current set up (The sax hasn’t been used in recordings yet, nor the wii fit board). I apologise for the poor quality of the photo.
Microkorg, Korg Nanopad/NanoKontrol, Korg Monotron, Lexicon Omega, Yamaha PSS-270, Yamaha PSR-180, Oxygen V8 Midi Controller, Shure SM58 Microphone, Saxophone, Casio Keyboard (unable to determine), Sennheiser headphones. The speakers are a part of my hi-fi that my dad bought me for my 16th birthday and the beast is still going despite around 5 flat/house moves.
Here’s a demo of a track that may be included in the EP. that should be released through Foulharmonic Records.
It’s called The Goddess.
—MAXIMUM FOOT MOVEMENT
Recently I decided to change the name of DSM-IV to KENJI RUN, the name also reflects a change in style and production. No longer am I a slave to just my beloved sequencer and presets. KENJI RUN uses sampled 80’s drum sets (TR-707, LinnDrum, TR-808, Kawai R50 etc), the trusty Microkorg (for vocoder/appregiator/bass), a KORG Monotron and several old keyboards I’ve had for years.
KENJI RUN is a more upbeat being, more about party songs and robotic italo disco stylings.
The song I have chosen to post today is called MAXIMUM FOOT MOVEMENT. And once the recordings are finished will be featured on a release called AWESOME TIMES.
I hope you enjoy.
—-*Update 13/1/11 01.36am*—-
The name KENJI RUN comes from the lead character of a popular manga/film trilogy “20th Century Boys” created by Naoki Urasawa. Kenji Endo is the lead character and hero of the series. To explain the plot would take a long time but the series is really worth a look, especially if you enjoy an ever evolving and twisting plot line (which I throughly do). Even if you don’t want to read it certainly give the films a go because they are so accurate to the manga it’s unbelievable how loyal the director (Yukihiko Tsutsumi) was to the books. Me and a friend enjoyed watching the trilogy although we do still have the last one to watch (been waiting months now ahah). To read more about the series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Boys
MY NEW ACT KENJI RUN CAN BE FOUND @ www.kenjirun.tumblr.com
Smarter Than The Average Bear (2009)
One of the final year university projects that I provide location sound recording, foley recording and sound design for. Music on this film was done by Ian Fox. The film was directed by Tomas Fuller.
I wrote this song a while ago but at 6am today I decided it was finished! It features an accordian, flutes and some basic synth sounds… all finished off with a nice vinyl feeling!
For some reason I felt the urge to post my final year dissertation up here online.
It’s called “The Emotive Power Of Sound On Film”
It will read a bit rushed as I was trying to cram ALOT of information (also because I was never a great essayist). It also includes a (very) brief history of the usage and development of sound/music in the context of film.
It’s available here:
(reupped as of 16/03/11)
One of the pieces/videos that inspired this from one of my second of first year lectures.