Jan 12, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Go Green (E52)

About:Go Green from Tokyo

"go green" was formed by Kenji in 1995, as a three piece (Guitar-Bass-Drums) band in Tokyo. They didn't have much live shows like their former bands but concentrated on self-recordings. A few years later, go green has shifted to Kenji's solo recording project, sometimes with guest players.
Almost all of the songs are produced by home recordings at Kenji's small apartment in Tokyo and go green tries to break the limit of so-called "bedside recording" on sound quality by powerful rhythms, crunchy guitars and floating melodies.
In 2008, go green has restarted the live shows in Tokyo. Kenji plays with acoustic/electric guitars and pre-self-recorded back tracks on iPod. That performance is sometimes described as a "stand-alone rock band".
In 2009, 2 songs of go green received "Semi-Finalist" status at "UK Songwriting Contest". The songs are called "Baby Smiley Smile" and "Fantastic Bloom".
The new album "Floating on the Edge" was released on 13th October, 2010 in Japan under DIY label "SpunkTone".

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
I'd like to make a studio for music and design like The Factory of Andy Warhol in London or Berlin.

2). What was the craziest thing to happen in your life?
I spent my several teenage years in crazy boarding school. One day I became anemic and fainted at the 6am morning assembly. When I woke up with a taste of blood in the mouth, all my upper front teeth were gone!

3). What kind of message is in your music? Why or for what reason do you write music?
I try to set HOPE or LOVE as a theme but sometimes the opposite words hit me as expression. Music is like the air for me and when some kind of passion or feeling attacks me, I take my guitar to record it.

4). What would you do if the world was going to end in 3 hours?

Drink my favorite beers and sleep.

5). If you were a professional sportsman, what sport would you play?
Ski jump

Listen to: Go Green - Japanglish Rock

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