Kenji Siratori is a Japanese cyberpunk-writer, who's also released tens and tens of noise-records under his name. This is the first album I've yet come to hear from his vast catalogue, and it presents 40 minutes of simple but effective noise that's surely not listener-friendly.

The opening "Part 1" consists of a mis-tuned electric guitar delivering improvised discords that merge together with some bursts and whirls of harsh lo-fi distortion. The guitar notes make no sense, as one would expect, but they give the song its backbone and "logic," and together with the unpredictable burst of noise it creates a highly pleasing mass of experimental noise and distortion. It might help you if you're a fan of noisecore as well, as otherwise the guitar notes might get to annoy you.

"Part 2" opens up with some programmed beats and metallic beat-like effects that quickly merge with the guitar discords and noise-distortion. The end result is an uncontrollable and deformed tangle of noise that rolls forward unpredictably. The song's basic formula doesn't really change, similarly to "Part 1", but the constant twitches and morphs keep the track interesting. It's slower and to some extent more ominous tune than its predecessor, but also the more intriguing one due to the beats giving it a strong irregular pulse.

The spray-painted disc comes packed inside a plastic slip with one-sided front and back covers. This simple but (especially when noting the price tag) stylish DIY-release is limited to mere 35 copies, so I'd recommend you to get yours now if you want the album. "Tokyo Killer" doesn't present anything too innovative, and these facts along with the simplistic and repetitive song structures (if one wants to call them that) and not using the guitars to a greater effect keep me from giving the album a higher grade. Still, it delivers its brand of hostile, detailed and (in a good way) slightly annoying underground noise in such a capable and stress-free manner and with a pleasingly plump soundscape that it's well worth the 6$ cost.

7 / 10