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There are 8 known artists named Z:

1) Z (Japan) -
Experimental jazz-rock outfit with one album release “Mikabe” in 2006, formed by ex-members of bands like 100 Lots and There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.

Current lineup is:
魚頭圭 (Uozu Kei) (guitars,voice,contrabass,drums)
根本歩 (Nemoto Ayumu) (drums)
山田高広 (Yamada Takahiro) (bass,alto sax)
根本潤 (Nemoto Jun) (vocals,tenor sax,soprano sax,alto sax,flute)

Z was formed from the ashes of legendary Japanese punk band There Is A Light That Never Goes Out who enjoyed international acclaim for their 2000 album “IE” (Dim Mak). When brothers Jun and Ayumu Nemoto (drums) and Kei Uozu (guitar, wood bass) decided to split the band in 2002 they shifted their focus to jazz; Jun exchanged electric guitar for saxophones but traded none of the abrasiveness of their previous incarnation.

Drafting in Takahiro Yamada on bass in 2003, Z was born. The band swiftly set about establishing itself a reputation as one of the underground scene’s most compelling live acts. Support slots with the likes of Keiji Haino, Lungfish, The Evens and Medications followed and they even found themselves playing with Damo Suzuki along the way. Often augmenting their line-up with additional drummers and guitarists, Z gigs are always intense but never predictable.


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  • omankochan

    ごひゃーくまーんえーん くれぇー!

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • xVTSWx

    Post-avant jazzcore.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wizzxx

    Zappa [3]

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BeSpont

    Zappa [2]

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • one80

    Japanese Z is crazy!

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • rainydream

    japanese Z f-ing epic!

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • kolpikov

    There're a lot of Z's but one of them is very nice Dio clone.

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • FinalBloodbath

    The Z with the Violence Action flexi 7" is so fucking good. Anyone know where I could hear their demo tape? Haven't been able to find it...

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ewoki

    this is so wrong =( Where's the other "Z"? Where's my Z?!

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • idiotmoron

    What Pancho said. Wall of noise.

    8 Aug 2009 Reply
  • SpaceBee

    awesome awesome

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • afrofushi

    nothing except japanese z and more, more of japanese z. much stronger than great. much better than good. touched. moved. knocked out. looking for patience.

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • IntrusoAnal

    Lol, alguien la ha cagado.

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • I-COJP

    I jumped to this page expecting Z to be Japanese Z ! The album up here is Japanese "Z", but info is other Z??? Japanese one is ashes from Swipe and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. Both were very influential/respected/ D.I.Y / experimental hard core band from late 90's to 00's in Tokyo. I don't know who DDR Z is but they should be separated and each have different pages. Someone's got to sort this out!

    1 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Pancho-

    The 80's punk band named Z should be picked. ;)

    22 Jun 2008 Reply
  • htaccess

    Psy trance Z for the pic, I listened to them in 1996, first wins! I never heard any of these random dopplegangers. WTF? psy FTW!

    29 Feb 2008 Reply
  • fondula

    AZ/DZ rules, I don't know what this other stuff is. - ColReid Garbage City Productions

    15 Nov 2007 Reply
  • the0neSky's standards say most popular artist gets the recognition. I think we can easily conclude that would be the DDR Z.

    17 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Signiquitatis

    I agree with the Japanese Z, but not that DDR one. The experimental jazz band. :D

    23 Jun 2007 Reply
  • tokyojihenizm

    I think we should pick the japanese Z for the pic. :D

    14 Apr 2007 Reply
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