Masami Kawaguchi

In early 90's, Kawaguchi formed the band called Broom Dusters and started his music career in Tokyo underground music scene. The band released their first album "23hours 30minutes" on his own label, Purifiva in 1997. In 1998, he joined Japanese psychedelic legend Haino Keiji's Aihiyo as a bassist. The band released two albums from Japan. In 2000, he formed the band called Miminokoto with Shimura Koji (ex. Acid Mothers Temple) and Nishimura Takuya. The band released three albums from Japan and three albums from US. The band toured US three times. In 2006, he left Miminokoto and formed Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate. The band released their 1st album " Cat vs Frog" from Palindrone, New Zealand in 2007. In 2011, the band released 2nd album "The Psychedelic Sounds Of New Rock Syndicate" from 8mm Records, Italy. And they toured Europe and performed at Flow Festival in Helsinki. In 2012, he toured and recorded with Penny Ikinger and Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman) in Japan. In 2014, he joined Penny's Japan tour again and played guitar on her third album recording (as yet unreleased). This album was recorded in Tokyo and supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation. In 2015, his solo album "The Mad Guitar Sings" will be released in July on Australian label, Black Petal. Now he mainly plays with his band New Rock Syndicate and also plays as solo and collaborates with many musicians including Anla Courtis (Argentina), Mason Jones (US), Yohei Hasegawa(Korea) and more, from garage rock to free improvisation. He recently toured Taiwan in June 2015